The island of Sicily sits at the bottom of Italy’s ‘boot’ and is home to incredible beaches, mountains, forests and a rich culture that spans thousands of years. Mount Etna looms large over the east of the island, surrounded by fascinating villages and beach resorts, none more so than the ancient town of Taormina.

    The capital of Palermo sits on the north coast, where impressive piazzas and tour food markets serving delicious seasonal ingredients and street food dishes can be found. Sicily's culture is unique compared to the rest of Italy – there's evidence of many different traditions as you travel across the island.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Sicily

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Sicily

      The best places to go shopping in Sicily include historic markets, outlet malls, and prominent streets lined with designer boutiques. Even though the island might not be the first place that springs to mind if you’re a traveler who loves to shop, there’s a surprisingly wide choice for those who come to do just that. Many of the island’s essential...

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    • Palermo Travel Essentials

      Our Palermo Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Italy. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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