Sicily Sights

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Palermo 13

Siracusa 11

Catania 7

Taormina 6

Acireale 4

Enna 4

Mt. Etna 4

Trapani 3

Lipari 2

Caltagirone 2

Agrigento 2

Monreale 2

Ragusa 2

Marsala 2

Stromboli 1

Messina 1

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Selinunte 1

Erice 1

Segesta 1

Cefalu 1

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Aci Castello and Aci Trezza

  • Town/Village

These two gems on the coastline between Acireale and Catania—the Riviera dei Ciclopi (Cyclops Riviera)—fill with city dwellers in...

Agorà Youth Hostel

  • Hotel–Sight

An underground river, the Amenano, flows through much of Catania. You can glimpse it at the Fontana dell'Amenano, but the best place...

Basilica di San Giorgio

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Designed by Rosario Gagliardi in 1738, this is a fine example of Sicilian Baroque. ...

Belvedere di Santa Caterina

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Lord Byron (1788–1824) visited the Belvedere di Santa Caterina to look out over the Ionian Sea during his Italian wanderings. The viewing...

Capo San Vito

  • Geological Site

The cape has a long sandy beach on a promontory overlooking a bay in the Gulf of Castellammare. The town here, San Vito Lo Capo, is famous...

Castello Maniace

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The southern tip of Ortygia island is occupied by this castle built by Frederick II (1194–1250), until recently an army barracks, from...

Castello Normanno

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The best place to savor Castelmola's views is from the castle ruins, reached by a set of steep staircases rising out of the town center.

Castello Saraceno

  • Military Site

An unrelenting 20-minute walk up the Via Crucis footpath takes you to the church of the Madonna della Rocca, hollowed out of the limestone...

Castello di Lombardia

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The narrow, winding streets are dominated at one end by the impressive cliff-hanging Castello di Lombardia, built by Frederick II, and...

Catacomba di San Giovanni

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Not far from the Archaeological Park, off Viale Teocrito, the catacombs below the church of San Giovanni are one of the earliest-known...