Choosing only 10 places to see in Sicily is really difficult. History, nature, art and culture, in short, nothing is missing. And although the company is on the verge of impossible, we have tried to formulate a ranking of its wonders.
Here are the 10 places to visit in Sicily in 2020, according to us:
- Marine park of Plemmirio: it is a protected marine area located on the east coast of Syracuse and was established in 2004, it includes the stretch of sea facing the eastern part of the Maddalena Peninsula.
- Pantalica: it is a Necropolis, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, the small caves with a square entrance testify to the ancient presence of pre-Greek civilizations, the caves can be reached via a path that offers breathtaking views.
- Fiumara d’arte is an open-air museum that develops between different municipalities in north-eastern Sicily (Tusa, Santo Stefano di Camastra, Mistretta). The museum was born from the initiative of Antonio Presti, the works were created to adapt to the territory and become a symbol of beauty and artistic rebirth of Sicily. The itinerary can only be done by car, unless you are particularly fit, by bicycle.
- Megaliths of Argimusco: they are located just north of Etna, roughly on the border between the Nebrodi and Peloritani mountains. Here stands a fascinating complex of megaliths around which an aura is still very dense with mystery, probably destined to never be dissolved. A group of large quartz sandstone rocks stand out on the over a thousand meters of altitude of the plateau modeled in a curious and suggestive form. Popular tradition leads these megaliths back to the work of prehistoric populations.
- The Etna Park: it is certainly one of the most evocative places on the entire island, it can be visited at any time of the year and allows you to practice many activities. In summer it is possible to go trekking, as it offers many paths, in winter it is possible to ski inside the park, in fact it is the most important ski destination on the island.
- Farm Cultural Park: it is an explosion of colors and modern art in the heart of the oldest and most traditional Sicily. The idea of Farm Cultural Park came to a couple of intellectuals, driven by the desire to recover a courtyard within their village, Favara. To restore it, however, they have seen fit to take inspiration from the shapes and colors of some tourist locations around the world.
- Ragusa Ibla: it is one of the most beautiful Baroque cities in Sicily, on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in the middle of the Val di Noto, an unmissable destination on your next trip to Sicily. Between labyrinthine neighborhoods, postcard views and panoramic stairways, a trip - even in a day - to Ragusa cannot be missed.
- Scala dei Turchi: it is a white limestone cliff, it is certainly famous for its particular shape: it gives the impression that erosion has created steps that fall directly onto the sea.
- Known: it has been defined "The Capital of the Baroque" and its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. A few kilometers from the Reserve of Vendicari, the town of Noto is one of the places not to be missed on your tour of eastern Sicily! Noto will strike you for its monuments and historic buildings, for the harmony of shapes, with an urban architecture that almost borders on fiction! The nature trails that wind through ancient Noto are also beautiful.
- Islands Aeolian: these are the seven islets that form the magnificent Aeolian archipelago, north of the Sicilian coast. The seven islands of volcanic origin emerge like splinters of stone from the dark blue of the sea, forged by fire and beaten by the winds. Wild beauty and unspoiled nature characterize these islands.
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