Man-made wonders

The quantity, quality and diversity is totally unique

From Greek temples to Roman theaters, Sicily has some of the most fantastic ancient remains in all of Europe, with some of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in the world and being the home of the worlds largest collection of ancient Roman mosaics, remaining in a remarkable state of preservation. Sicily is also home to well-preserved buildings and remnants from it’s each and every foreign dominion.

There is just so much interesting information about each and every site, that is already really well documented. Unless you are really in to history and want to take your time to inform yourself about Sicily’s history and archeological sites, we are happy to suggest some places of particular interest near where you will be staying, or along your route of travel.

Archeological and architectural gems

 

Here’s our list of the most important sites of archeological and architectural interest, each site offering many different gems.

Archaeological Park of Selinunte

Archaeological Area of Segesta

The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento

Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina

Tindari Archaeological Area and Antique Theatre

L’île Phénicienne de San Pantaleo (Mozia)

Himera Archaeological Area and Antiquarium (Palermo)

Archeological Area of Solunto

Aidone and Morgantina

Ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina

Archeological Park of Necropolis and archaeological museum of Syracuse

Palermo’s Regional Archaeological Museum

The Necropolis of Pantalica (about 5000 visible graves in mountains)

Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo (mummified corpses)

Hypogeum of Crispia Salvia, Marsala (painted tombs)

 

 

Churches and Palaces

Palermo Catedral

Teatro Massimo, Palermo

Pallazzo Mirto, Palermo

Palazzo Zisa, Palermo

Catedrale di Cefalù

Catedrale di San Georgio, Modica

Catedrale di San Nicolo, Noto

Catedrale di Monreale

Catedrale di Sant’ Agata, Catania

Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania

Catedrale di San Nicolosi, Termine Imeresi

Madonna della Rocca, Taormina (inside a rock)

Capella Palatina, Palermo

Catedrale di Santa Barbara/ della Miniera di Sale, Realmonte (inside a salt cave)

 

 

Cities, towns and villages

Sicily is full of beautiful towns, bustling cities and quaint villages, here are our favourites.

Catania
Palermo
Taormina
Cefalù
Ortigia and Syracuse
Noto
Erice
Caltagirone
Marsala
Modica
Ragusa Ibla
Messina
Trapani
Scicli
Sciacca
Mazzara del Vallo
Ispica
Polizzi Generosa
Castelbuono
Palazzolo Acreide,
Gratteri
Novara di Sicilia
Salemo
Militello in Val di Catania
Monreale
Trapani,
San Marco d’Alunzio
Montalbano di Elicona
Geraci Siculo
Mozia
Ustica
Enna
Petralia Soprana
Marzamemi
Agira