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A trip to Italy is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, so it’s important to make it count. But how do you decide which areas of the historic country you want to visit? We’d like to share our top 3 reasons why you should make a stop on the beautiful island on Sicily.
When you take a tour to Sicily, you can be sure that you will taste some of the best wine in the world. In fact, Sicilian wines have garnered award after award, and the beautiful vineyards you visit each offer something unique: whether it be a vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Etna, one with views of the Mediterranean, or one set amid the rolling hills of the interior. Grapes have been grown and wine has been produced in Sicily for thousands of years, and Sicily has more vineyards than any other place in Italy.
Whether tasting Sicily’s most famous wine, Marsala, or any of the other delicious dessert wines, you are in for a real treat. Malvasia and Nero d’Avola are among the most famous varietals.
You can’t go to Italy and not talk about the food. Well, the same is true for Sicily! The traditional food here is a unique blend of Arab, Spanish, and Italian influences, and the abundance of fresh seafood is undeniable. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to try an authentic cannoli—Sicily’s best-known dessert. The tube-shaped pastry shell is filled with a sweet, creamy filling that will give you a true taste of the island.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has no shortage of breathtaking views, from the seaside to the countryside. But perhaps most spectacular are Sicily’s historic areas: It boasts 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples to the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto to the Arab-Norman cathedral in Monreale near Palermo! Sicily truly offers something for everyone – history, wonderful food, beautiful vistas and beaches, and a generosity of the people that is hard to match.