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Top 5 Things To Do in Sicily in 2022

As the biggest island in Italy, Sicily is packed to the brim with amazing things to see and do. From beautiful hill-top towns and active volcanoes to secluded islets and world-class beaches, the diverse island has something for everyone.

Here is a list of the top things to do in Sicily that will excite even the most discerning traveler;

1. Explore Mount Etna By Car Cable

Towering 3,350 meters above sea level, Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and it’s also a stratovolcano, the most dangerous type of volcano on earth.

This makes it one of the most acclaimed natural wonders on this island and one of the top things to do in Sicily. A jaunt to a frequently active volcano is an adventure reserved for the brave but it can also be the most memorable experience you can have in life.

If you want to make your excursion to Mount Etna extra special, you should consider taking a cable car up the mountain and have an eagle-eye view of this otherworldly landscape.

2. Take in the Magnificence of The Ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina

Perched on hilly terrain and on one of the most picturesque settings in Taormina town, is this awe-inspiring structure. The magnificent theatre was constructed in the 3rd century BC and served as a stage where dramatic performances, plays, or musicals took place. During the Roman era, it was repurposed to host games and gladiatorial battles.

Today, this colossal monument is a top favorite destination for many, on account of both its perplexing beauty and exceptional preservation of the ruins. Thousands of years later, this theatre is still in use and if you’re lucky you can attend a concert here. You can also visit during the day and walk around as you take in astounding views of the Sicilian coast below.

3. Visit The Zingaro Reserve

Before its establishment in 1981, this area was a laidback farming village that also doubled down as a den of smugglers and traffickers who took advantage of the many caves in the area to hide their goods. It was turned into a nature reserve over 3 decades ago which made it the very first protected area in Sicily. You can walk up to the reserve for the panoramic views of the sea and the area below but it’s also one of those few places in this city where you can alternate hiking and swimming, in the bewildering caves the area has to offer.

4. Stroll around the Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples is the most remarkable, extensive evidence of the influence of Greater Greece, today. Some of the largest Greater Greek colonies were situated in Sicily and there is a lot of art and architecture to show. This site boasts a total of seven gigantic temples elegantly built in Doric style. On a lazy afternoon, you should plan a trip to this place just to marvel at this architectural wonder.

5. Kick-back and relax at Mondello Beach

Sicily is a great destination for adventurous activities but it’s also a paradise where you can sit back, relax, unwind and watch as the world goes by. If you’re a beach bum, you’ll have a blast at the palm trees-lined Mondello Beach.

Now you are ready to go see the best things to do in Sicily. I wish you a wonderful journey full of surprises and sensations. Don't hesitate to share with me your thoughts about the best activities to try in Sicily and your overall experience. I look forward to reading your comments!

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