TOWNS

Its location in the middle of the Mediterranean made Sicily a melting pot for different cultures. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and many more once inhabited the island. What they left back are historic towns with fascinating architectural monuments.

Avola

Surrounded and protected by the Hyblaean Mountains, Avola is the sunniest town of Italy. With traditional cafés in the historic centre and trendy bars on the beach.
Main sights: Teatro Garibaldi, Chiesa Madre San Sebastiano.

Noto

Also known as “Garden made of Stone” (Giardino di Pietra) Noto is seen as the most beautiful town of Sicily and is part of the UNESCO world heritage.
Main sights: Giardini Pubblici, Porta Reale, Corso Vittorio
Emmenuele, Piazza Municipio, Palazzo Ducezio, Cattedrale San Nicolo.
How to get there: 15 minutes by car, 6 minutes by train.

Syracuse

As capital Syracuse is also the biggest city of its province. It was founded by the Greek and their influence can still be seen all over the city.
Main sights: Ortigia, Duomo di Siracusa, Tempio di Apollo, Anfiteatro How to get there: 30 minutes by car; 1 hour by train

Catania

The second biggest city in Sicily is also one of the most historic. Located at the feet of Mount Etna it is directly at the seaside.
Main sights: Basilica catedralte Sant’Agata, Piazza Duomo, Via Etnea, Parco Archeologico Greco, Piazza Università
How to get there: 1 hour by car; 1:15 hours by bus

Ragusa

Ragusa is one of the cities of the late baroque period in the Val di Noto and is part of the UNESCO world heritage. It is
situated inland, at 500 meters above sea-level.
Main sights: Duomo di San Giorgio, Giardini Iblei, Ragusa Ibla
How to get there: 1:15 hours by car; 2 hours by train