If you were asked to think of a romantic getaway, just you and your partner, you’d probably be thinking of somewhere with colourful coastal villages and postcard-worthy sunsets. Are we right? Now,
Picking the right resort
With plenty of towns and cities to choose from, finding your ideal spot on Sicily is easier than you think. We’ve done the leg work for you and rounded up some of the most popular resorts on the island with a little description of each. So, what are you looking for?
Palermo – busy capital city, steeped in plenty of culture and home to some of Sicily’s most intricate architecture.
Catania – Ancient port city with historic cathedral, located not far from the foot of Mount Etna.
Cefalu – Historic beachside town with a rustic feel.
Syracuse – Coastal city with Baroque architecture and large fortress.
Trapani – large crescent shaped beach backed by the famous Salt Road and salt pans.
Taormina – A hilltop town near the foot of Mount Etna with working ancient amphitheatre.
So, you’ve decided where you’re staying, now it’s time to fill that itinerary! We’ve pulled together our favourite romantic must-dos from all over the island. All you have to do is decide which ones you’re going to choose.
Visit the coast
Whether you’re staying in Cefalu on the north of the island, Trapani in the west or Syracuse in the
Explore the historic towns
With architectural influences dating as far back as the Ancient Roman times and heavy nuances from the Byzantine and Norman eras, the intricate and ornate buildings dotted across the island are something not to be missed. Take a stroll through the winding streets and meandering alleyways and you’ll be sure to stumble upon plenty of hidden gems.
Watch the sunrise up Mount Etna
For an unforgettable start to your day, take a sunrise tour up Mount Etna. Plenty of excursion companies will offer a great choice of packages, often picking you up from your hotel. Take a car up as far as you can then the rest is
Witness Stromboli’s eruptions
Stromboli is an active volcanic island lying just off the coast of Sicily. With three active craters and the Sciara del Fuoco, or ‘stream of fire’ at its peak, you’ll be treated to a
Discover the old theatre ruins
Sicily has tonnes of ruins just waiting to be explored and, with some dating back to Ancient Roman times, it’s no surprise there are several stunning amphitheatres remaining to this day. There’s something romantic about strolling through the ruins of something that was once truly great. We recommend taking a trip to either Taormina or Syracuse, depending on where you are staying.
Take a vineyard tour
Discover Sicilian wine, the romantic way. Take a tour of a local vineyard, learn about the wine making process, stroll through the Instagram-worthy rows of grape vines and – of course – sample the produce! Oh, it’s warm and the views are fantastic! What could be better?
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