Romantic Things to Do in Sicily

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  • Helen B
    East Horsley, UK43 contributions
    We were shown around this beautifully restored palazzo by la Contessa Federico herself. She gave a lot of her time and was very open about what it was like to live her life. Fascinating.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,004 contributions
    The volcano can be seen from Via Etna in Catania. On a clear day the view is quite memorable. Etna can be seen from many vanatge points outside the city as well.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • gigaiugi
    Stavanger, Norway370 contributions
    This is really a gem! Take the opportunity to visit this place before the sunset and enjoy the view and its colours. Because the restaurant, it's possible to have lunch or aperitivo sitting in front of it. Absolutely recommended for couples, friends or families. Usually it's really windy, so just be careful in case of small children.
    Written 18 May 2017
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  • Chestertripper
    Chester, UK701 contributions
    We took a guided walk of Ortygia and I am so pleased we did. We had wandered around the town for two days on our own and not really found out much. The guided walk was tremendously interesting and informative. Our guide spoke good English and gave us sufficient information on the town's fascinating history.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Madalyn H
    Huddersfield, UK1,736 contributions
    A wonderful site high in Taormina. Great views and an excellent opportunity to see a Greco/Roman theatre.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • VinnyP1
    London, UK428 contributions
    This does not always feature on top lists for Palermo which makes no sense. There is so much to see here in what is also a working government building.
    In a city with many churches the Palantine Chapel is still a stand out. Next up are the Royal apartments which are interesting and beautiful.
    The garden is a welcome change of pace but I would give the cafe a miss.
    Then there are the art galleries. When we visited this includes Steve McCurry "Freedom" which is very powerful, there will be something for everyone though.
    Tips:
    Not everything is always open so make sure in advance. We went on a Friday when everything was open but I don't know if that is always the case. On Thursday hardly anything was.
    It gets very busy with many groups including schools so definitely try to get there for opening time.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • VinnyP1
    London, UK428 contributions
    It's a fantastic cathedral from the outside, it has a great view from the roof and it is beautiful on the inside.
    We visited in May 2022 on a weekday and there are restoration works going on inside and some scaffolding outside but no sign of any work being done on the 4 days we were there.
    It is set in a small square which like the church is open at 7.30am. The roof etc don't open until 10. This makes little sense as the early morning would be a much better time to see it.
    We got there just before 10 and there were plenty of people there and it is busy all day. I would recommend getting that first slot as it just gets busier after that.
    Well worth it, I can't see why they don't do more and the scaffolding will be there forever if no one ever uses it.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • larryjman
    Montreal, Canada215 contributions
    I loved this experience. The building is beautiful inside and out. The guide was attentive and knew her stuff. She answered all the extra questions we had.

    Some people mentioned the Opera House seems to be neglected. I kind of disagree. Yes, I noticed watermarks on the ceiling. But I'm also one of those strange hipsters who thinks it adds character to the space and represents a long and rich history. I wouldn't get rid of those watermarks, I'd highlight them.

    I particularly appreciated the Murano glass chandeliers spread out all over. All original from when it opened in the 1890s as well.

    We also were treated to the stage crew setting up for a few minutes, and the orchestra rehearsing. That was a special experience. We even got to sit in the royal suite.

    The tour lasts for approximately 30 minutes. I think ours went a little over to about 35 or 40 minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A wonderful lesson in Palermo's artistic history.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • HT1024
    Singapore, Singapore829 contributions
    There may still be some fishing, but it's a popular tourist sight now. Lovely to walk around the small streets, visit some shops, sit out and have a meal/drink. We drive past the overflow car park and straight into the village. There is a small car park that could accommodate about 10 cars.
    Written 9 November 2018
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  • Craig1986
    London, UK94 contributions
    It is a strange and eerie experience, on reflection of the visit you have to always bear in mind the reality of what happened Poggioreale and why it was abandoned, a tragic earthquake which took the lives of hundreds of people only 50 years ago and it is a living memorial to those who passed; this fact should always be front of mind if you visit. Should note that it also isn’t “open” to the public, it is fenced off with locked gates but getting in isn’t difficult and you can get over the wall very easily. We went because I am fascinated by deserted places not because we wanted to see a disaster zone (and make no mistake it is a disaster zone) but it is a time capsule and the fact that it isn’t a “tourist” spot means that you won’t have much, if any, company (we were there by ourselves). A fascinating place to visit of a bygone time, but treat it with the respect that it deserves!
    Written 22 September 2021
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  • GC_TPH
    Dublin, Ireland252 contributions
    The best beach of the island by far, but also the busiest one. By walk it takes about 15 minutes from the street down to go there. It opens at 8.30.
    If it is constantly rated the best beach in 'Europe' it must be a reason!

    The water and colour of the sand are so unique. Speechless.

    Lampedusa has also the advantage of having a convenient airport to travel from Catania or Palermo, and the norther airports on summer time.
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • Stay755019
    1 contribution
    Visited today 8th November. Still some flamingos (six) close enough to view without binoculars. We read the mirror scamming from previous reviews so were prepared when someone pulled out of the car park and stopped before the first bend. As we passed “thud” then followed by gesticulating bearded driver. This scam is certainly continuing and thanks to previous reviewrs for warning us. Otherwise the area seems very safe
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Elisabeth
    Gateshead, UK155 contributions
    This is a lovely cathedral and if you are interested in history a really great example of the Norman architecture in Sicily. You can climb the tower with a spectacular view. Some of the stones outside have the mason's signs visible so look out for those! And try to find the pillar with Noah!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • patio53
    Steilacoom,WA282 contributions
    This is a small church that only allows a few people in at a time. It has its charm and is a nice complement to the two other churches in the square.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • GalwayForever
    Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
    The white salt left at the edge of the water, the pink flamingos in the water while eating the shrimp, among other things, this is why the water of the natural pool is pink. The salty smell all over makes this place a fairytale place. There is often wind, it helps to make the walk more pleasant.
    There is a museum here, also worth seeing. The salt museum with a real windmill. They are all quite good. With a few euros you can jump directly to ancient history, even if not so distant, and to the tradition of what it was like to collect salt by hand. By the way, sometimes they still harvest salt by hand, like the famous and rare fleur de sel, rich in minerals and low in sodium, perfect for health.
    And last but not least, a beautiful family run restaurant overlooking the salt flats. Outstanding!
    Written 25 July 2021
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