About Sicily - Sicily
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from Italy by the Strait of Messina.
Throughout is history, Sicily has been ruled by the Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and Spanish - accordingly, it has acted as a crossroads in the Mediterranean becoming an island of rich contrasts. Architecture ranges from the Baroque style in the east to the Greek design in the west.
Its landscape is also varied though dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Major parts of the Island are home to gentle hillsides, stepped in olive groves and vineyards. Sicily also boasts a number of stunning sandy beaches most notably, Vendicari Reserve, Pozzallo and Isola Bella, each with a backdrop of steep cliffs.
HOW TO GET THERE
From London Luton or Stansted fly to Trapani-Vincenzo Florio Airport on the sunny north-west coast of Sicily. Ferries to Catania, Palermo and Trapani are also available from a number of locations including Genoa, Naples and Malta.
The climate in Sicily never drops below an average of 12 °C (54 °F), peaking in July and August with a daytime average of 26 °C (79 °F).