A lot of people might know Sicily as a small Italian island with a lot of beautiful beaches. However, Sicily has a lot more to offer when it comes to beauty and especially instagrammable beauty. In this short guide, we will show you our favorite spots to take stunning photos.
We went to Sicily in September 2017 for three weeks. One major tip before we are kicking off with this guide: rent a car. The island will be much bigger than you initially will think and a lot of distances are too long for public transportation (and too expensive with a cab). Are you ready for take off? Let’s go!
The bay of Taormina
We all love the beach, so let’s start with that. The bay of Taormina is beautiful and the water is so clear! You can see it from a viewpoint in the city, but of course it’s better to explore the bay yourself. Side note: the “beach” consists of pebbles. However, you can rent two sunbeds and a beach umbrella for €20.
Le Gole dell’Alcantara
Le Gole dell’Alcantara is the canyon of the Alcantara river. Back in the day, lava rivers were flowing through this canyon. The lava hardened fast in the cold water, which created the most beautiful sculptures. You can walk through the (ice cold) water of the canyon or just chill on the artificially created beach.
The theatre of Taormina
The ancient theatre, which is built in the third age BCE, is located on top of the Taormina hill. We totally loved wandering around between the ruins. Just imagine how many people have walked there before you!
We decided to add some thrill to our adventure and we went to the ghost town of Poggioreale Vecchio. This town is hit by an earthquake and all its citizens left the city behind. Well, Poggioreale Vecchio definitely added thrill to our holiday. A. Lot. Of. Thrill.
Cathedral of Sant’Agata
This cathedral can be found in Catania, which is the second biggest city of Sicily. You can find this place at the Piazza del Duomo. We totally loved all the details!
Valle dei Templi
You might have noticed, but we totally love ruins. We love to wander around at these place and wonder how the buildings must have looked like back in the days. Valle dei Templi is an archeological site in Agrigento where you can find a lot of Greek architecture. Definitely worth a visit!
You just can’t skip this active volcano. We tried to hike to the summit and we were amazed by the views and the rich nature during our hike.
University of Catania
This is the University of Law. Well, no matter what you can study here… To be honest, we would love to go back to school if this was our school, haha!
Cathedral of Palermo
One of the gems in the big city of Palermo must be the cathedral. It’s special, because there are a lot of different styles of architecture, due to a lot of changes, renovations and expanses. Tip: go inside! You won’t regret it.
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