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Holidays to Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is situated just off the coast of mainland Italy and connected by the Strait of Messina. The most famous landmark in Sicily is Mount Etna, a 3,350 metre tall volcano which can be seen from almost anywhere in Sicily. Holidays to Sicily are a great option due to the remarkable landscapes and incredible Roman and Greek ruins to visit.

Information & Facts

Things to do

All Inclusive Sicily Holidays are a great way to relax on the beach, with Mondello beach of Palermo being a popular destination due to its soft sand and crystal clear waters. A visit to Mount Etna is a must-do activity during your stay in Sicily with car rentals and tour groups available to reach the volcano.

Hike the lower craters yourself or take a cable car up to a higher point to observe the incredible sights of the volcano and its surroundings. You may be surprised that Mount Etna also has two ski resorts, Rifugio Sapienza and Piano Provenzano. Here, you can ski down the north face of the volcano which is a truly exhilarating experience.

Cheap last minute deals to Sicily are ideal for history buffs, with ancient Roman and Greek sites like the Ancient theatre of Taormina and the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina being popular highlights.

Sicily is also home to the incredible Palermo Cathedral, an immaculate amalgamation of different architectural styles due to many additions over the centuries. If this beautiful Italian island sounds like the perfect place for your next holiday, remember that Abbey Travel offer cheap Sicily sun package holidays from Dublin Ireland.

Climate

Sicily has a coastal Mediterranean climate of mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The mountainous interior has cooler temperatures, with snowfall during winter; while along the coast, winter temperatures average about 50°F (10°C), and summer temperatures about 84°F (28°C).

Language

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.

Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.