Sicily is among the most populous regions of Italy, as well as the largest Mediterranean island, strategically located in a central position, roughly halfway between Gibraltar and the Suez Canal.
An interesting island, diversified and full of contrasts; everything is very intense in Sicily, the heat, the colors, the light, the wind and the aromas. Sicily has everything for which the whole of Italy stands out: sea, culture, history, architectural complexes and exquisite cuisine.
Its geographical location has historically made it a laboratory of cultures, which overlapped gradually integrating between them: Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals and Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Angevins and Bourbon, to arrive, finally, to unified Italy by the Savoys.
From our point of view, at least if you do not have two whole weeks to visit Sicily at one time, the ideal solution is to concentrate on a part of Sicily, the western or eastern part, to fully enjoy the most popular destinations, and to indulge yourself then a second trip to continue discovering the remaining wonders that this island offers. We have decided to begin with the western region, simply because we would like to start from the capital of Sicily, Palermo, and from there propose you an itinerary which mixes white beaches and a turquoise sea, magnificent archeological sites, amazing natural reserves and uncontaminated islands.