Friday, July 10, 2020

5 reasons you should visit Sicily

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Beautiful Italian island placed in the heart of the Mediterranean

There are many incredible reasons to visit Sicily, the following are a few of them.

1. Amazing beaches

Beaches in Sicily are breathtaking. The wonderful weather and the warmness of the Mediterranean Sea allow to take baths until mid-October.

There are several gay-friendly beaches and you can choose from national parks with long empty stretches of sand to tiny rocky coves.

Model Alessandro Misceo
Photo Roberto Chiovitti

2. Incredible LGBT History

A bunch of historical sites, churches, and museums in some of the best Unesco World Heritage Sites.  Many places have an lgbt untold history, such as Taormina.

For centuries the Greek-born town of Taormina, between Catania and Messina, had been an important nest for the poetical and romantical gay mythology and life. It was an important location, that signed the hearts of poets, photographs, artist and many celebrities.


3. Food and Wine

Did you know that it’s not surprising to eat gelato for breakfast in Sicily?

There are many Sicilian dishes that have been adopted worldwide as being traditional Italian food.

Arancine (fried rice balls), Caponata, and Parmigiana, both based on aubergine, Pasta con le Sarde (pasta with sardines), or the perfect dessert Cannoli, crunchy and  fried shell, filled with ricotta and chocolate, are just a few of examples.

It doesn’t matter where you go, or what you choose to eat… the food is always at top levels!

Also, Sicily is an undiscussed wine country: Marsala, the dessert wine, is produced here.

4. Etna

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the highest in Europe. During spring, you can hike up an active volcano, or ski down its slopes during the winter.

Occasionally, if you are lucky, you might catch the red lava flow from a crater down to the sea…. Amazing show!


5. Authentic experience

Visiting Sicily is like being back in time to an old Italy scenario.

The island is not over spoiled, so traveling here offers a very real experience, in many areas you can find locally-owned shops and restaurants.

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