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Taormina, Sicily

Italy, Sicily, Taormina

  Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. The destination is the Pearl of Sicily. It overlooks the imposing Mount Etna, the worlds most active volcano. The ancient Greeks loved to construct their buildings in beautiful scenic locations. The stunning amphitheater overlooking the Ionian Sea dates back to the third century…

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Siracusa, Island of Ortigia, Sicily

Island of Ortigia, Italy, Sicily, Siracusa

  Soak up the atmosphere on the Island of Ortigia in Siracusa, Sicily. Delightfully packed with over 2,500 years of history, Greek and Roman architectural styles, pizzerias, trattorias and bars. The real center of Ortigia is the Piazza del Duomo. It is a delightful pedestrian square home to a Cathedral built on the site of…

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Noto, Sicily

Italy, Noto, Sicily

  Noto was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in the early 18th century. The town was reconstructed using the sophisticated architectural Baroque style of this period. It has very walkable streets, impressive structures, and the best almond granita and brioche perhaps in Sicily. The storied Cathedral sits prominently in the heart of town. This community…

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Ragusa, Sicily

Italy, Ragusa, Sicily

  Ragusa is etched into the hillside with sweeping views, sun drenched piazzas, eye catching churches and singing fountains. This enchanting city is Sicily is an historic town where beauty surrounds you. When dusk arrives, something in the air happens. Join the locals who leave their homes and workplaces to participate in “la passeggiata”. Passeggiata…

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Modica, Sicily

Italy, Modica, Sicily

  The town of Modica is a Baroque gem with stunning architecture and award winning chocolate. Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily with more than 150 years of activity. Receive  a historical introduction of cocoa which is rich in flavonoids, vitamins and ingredients which have a positive effect on our health.…

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Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento, Italy, Sicily

  Agrigento is a hilltop on Sicily’s southern coast. A walk along one of the infinite beaches and the magical stretch of sea is, of course, a delight. Above all, the Unesco World Heritage Site is best known for the enchanting Valley of Temples. The Small List Best Place to Stay Fontes Episcopi – A beautifully…

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Case Vecchie, Sicily

Anna Tasca Lanza, Cooking School, Italy, Sicily

  From “soil to seed to spoon” the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in Case Vecchie is the culinary secret of Sicily. The gentle rolling hills are a feast for the eyes. A cooking lesson with an expert chef is the ultimate Sicilian culinary experience. Cultivate and explore a passion for good food, especially in the…

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Castellana, Sicily

Castellana, Italy, Sicily

  Castellana Sicula is a tiny village in Sicily with a charming old town center. A group of farmers founded the town in the first half of the 17th century. They found a large fertile territory to start their production. The Small List Best Place to Stay Masseria Xireni – An authentic Agriturismo high in the mountains…

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Palermo, Sicily

Italy, Palermo, Sicily

  In Southern Italy on the island of Sicily is Palermo. It is the industrial and commercial capital of the region rich in history, culture, and architecture. The city dates back to 734 BC. Palermo, Italy’s little slice of paradise, delights all of the senses, especially the taste of Sicilian cuisine. The Small List Best…

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