January 22, 2013

Sicily...The Facts

Casa Talia resort from Pursuitist
 
For anyone inspired by yesterday's post on Sicily here are a few links to help you begin planning your Sicilian odyssey:

STAY:

Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina
Villa Sant' Andrea in Taormina
Casa Talia in Modica
Verdura Golf and Spa in Sciacca
or
Rent a villa through Think Sicily

EAT:

Five Must Eat Foods in Sicily
Trattoria dei Templi in Agrigento
Ristorante Casa Grugno in Taormina
Antica Focacceria San Francesco in Palermo

SEE:
Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
Greek Theater in Taormina
Baroque Towns of the Val Di Noto in Southestern Sicily
Castello Normanno in Castelmola
Duomo in Siracusa


DO:
Take a Cooking Class at Cucina del Sole
Hike Mount Etna
Visit the Aolian Islands
Experience agri-tourism on an Olive Farm
Experience Opera dei Pupi - Sicilian Puppet Theater

BUY:
Majolica
Olive Oil
Martoran Fruit - Marzipan Fruit
Marsala Wine

GETTING THERE and GETTING AROUND:
You must either fly from the mainland, take a train (to a railferry) or take a ferry.   Once you are in Sicily, there is an extensive rail, bus and highway system. For more information on transportation to and around Sicily, go here.

 

3 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhh what a place. No matter where in Italy, time stops or rather slows done quite a bit. Thank you for this Sandy! Anita

pretty pink tulips said...

I would much rather be in Sicily today!!! You know how cold it it here. Brrrr...thinking about our Spring Break, which will luckily be spent where it is warm. Nothing glamorous, but the kids will have fun!

Excited about your Fall trip to Paris. My boys have said they want to go again, but first we have to do our summer London trip.

And, am so happy that we took them to D.C. this Spring so they could see the capitol and White House. They loved it when they saw the President and his family attend church across from where we stayed!

Stay warm!
xoxo Elizabeth

Pamela RG said...

So beautiful Sandy. I would love to stay at Villa Sant' Andrea. Thank you for all of the recommendations.

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