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Sicily at a glance
Italian island flair
Benvenuti in Sicily! Make Family vacation in the hot south of Italy and enjoy the Mediterranean flair. Fantastic beaches on the Mediterranean coast, active holidays in the midst of breathtaking nature and warm people who welcome you and your family!
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and has a lot to offer for families spending their vacation here! Whether a trip to the Etna volcano, a cultural holiday in the ancient sites of the Romans and Greeks or a holiday on the beach along the beautiful coasts – all wishes are fulfilled here on a family holiday.
Spend time as it suits you!
Due to the mixture of Mediterranean climate, a large cultural offer and the many beaches and the proximity to Germany, Sicily is a popular tourist destination. The island can be reached either by car or by plane and as varied as the arrival offer is, the choice of accommodation is just as varied! Any type of holiday is possible in Sicily: spend your time on the island in a holiday resort and enjoy an all-inclusive club holiday or rent a beautiful apartment – the choice is yours! If you are lucky, you will get a good offer for a package tour – this will make your family vacation in Sicily really relaxing!
Experience the real Italy!
Sicily is especially worth a holiday with children, as the Sicilian coast has many beaches that are perfect for building sandcastles. And if you don’t want to spend a moment in the blazing sun, there is a wide range of excursion destinations available. For example, visit Palermo, the capital of the island, take a detour to Messina or how about a day in the cute little seaside and seaside resort of Taormina? History and culture as well as beautiful nature are always on offer during family holidays in Sicily! Of course, pizza, pasta and gelato do not have to be left out!
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Come on, let’s discover Sicily!
Those interested in culture have a wide range of excursion destinations. On short or long tours, you can follow the traces of the Romans on a family holiday in Sicily: around Taormina, Catania and Gela you will come across ancient Roman temples and theaters – including the Teatro Greco in Taormina. There are also numerous ancient ruins in Agrigento, where the Valley of the Temples is located. The most significant leftover from the time is the ancient city of Mozia on the small island of San Pantaleo – this is only eight kilometers from the western edge of the island and is an impressive and historic site. So history can be experienced up close and is also exciting for children!
The Greeks also left their mark on Sicily. One finds on the south coast some the most important Greek temple complexes. From Syracuse to Selinunte, the old systems keep popping up in the middle of the landscape and make a trip on this route an attractive excursion. On the small island of Ortigia, which lies in front of Syracuse, there is another ancient city, which is particularly worth seeing for visitors with its charming old town full of small, hidden alleys.
In addition to the Greek, there are also Arabic legacies on Sicily, which have also shaped Sicily’s landscape and culture. You can feel the Arab influences of the Moors especially in Palermo and Monreale. The Mediterranean island has only belonged to Italy since 1861.
Regardless of whether you spend your vacation as self-catering in a holiday apartment or as a club vacation in Sicily, historical impressions and new knowledge will definitely take you home from your family vacation!
For nature lovers and little water lovers
There are numerous beautiful beaches on the coasts of Sicily. In many seaside resorts such as Taormina, the sea is the main attraction. Children can spend the whole day in warm, soft sand and bathing. It is really crowded on the beaches, especially in midsummer, because then the locals also go on vacation here. In the off-season, on the other hand, you often have the most beautiful sections of the coast to yourself and spend a great vacation with your children in Sicily.
The imposing volcano Etna is the center on the east coast. At over 3,323 meters, it is not only the largest, but also the most active fire-breathing mountain in Europe. A tour with the family to Etna is worthwhile, because the fauna and flora around the volcano is really unique.
Even athletes can really live out on this island! With its different route profiles, Sicily offers the right routes for both short trips and longer tours on foot or by bike. You can choose whether you prefer to stroll along the coast or become a summiteer in the very mountainous east of the island – there is something for everyone!
Not just for K >Of course, there are numerous other excursion destinations in Sicily that ensure enough fun during the family vacation! in the "Etnaland" For example, you will find three different areas that have something for every taste. In the theme park you will find an amusement park with various roller coasters for an adrenaline kick, in the aqua park of the "Etnaland" are the water slides unsafe or rafting through the rapids? In the prehistoric part of the park you will then follow the traces of the dinosaurs.
If your kids are little climbing mice, you should "Nebrodi Adventure Park" visit – there are various climbing courses waiting for the brave high up in the forest between the oaks. Another climbing park is the "Parcallario Adventure Park". In addition to the climbing routes in the high ropes course, a panoramic zipline cable car awaits you with which you can hover over the island: whiz down a 130 m long cable car at a height of 50 m. There are exciting baby and kids areas for the little ones in the family, so fun is guaranteed. Your vacation in Sicily with the children will definitely be a highlight!
Where is Sicily?
Sicily can be found southwest of the Italian toe. You can reach the island either by car or by plane. If you want to travel to Sicily by car, it is best to plan an overnight stop with the family. The ride can otherwise be very long, especially with smaller children.
Alternatively, it is worth booking a package tour that includes the flight and hotel. The journey to Sicily is very short and convenient in this way. Sicily itself has a total size of 25,426 km² and the coastline is 1152 km. The island stands out among other things due to the active volcano Etna – this is about 3,323 m high and is considered the highest volcano in Europe!
What is the weather like in Sicily??
You always enjoy pleasant temperatures on the Mediterranean island. The Mediterranean climate gives the island particularly hot summers, the average maximum temperature can reach 30 degrees in August. On the Italian island you will definitely start sweating! The warmest months are June to September – it only gets a little milder from October and only in January and February does the temperature drop below the 10 degree mark. The best time to visit Sicily is from March to May and then again from September to November.
It is generally cooler inland than in the coastal regions. In summer you have to be prepared for the highest temperatures on the south coast, because the Sahara winds can sometimes reach 40 degrees in this region. Don’t forget the parasol and a cool drink!
A day in Sicily!
A day in Sicily follows the Italian motto "La dolce far niente", which means as much in German as "Sweet idleness". You sleep well and are surrounded by the wonderful nature, the bright sun and the The sound of the sea awakened. This is followed by a few relaxing hours in the sun – the kids splash in the water or build sand castles while you sunbathe and browse through your holiday reading. In between it is time for a gelato to cool off a bit. In the late afternoon you can start freshly on your way to one of the larger cities. Enjoy some culture and Italian relaxation before you indulge in culinary delights – besides pasta and pizza, fish is always a real pleasure in Italy. Mhh. Buon appetito!
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