3 Unforgettable Days in Sicily – Itinerary suggestions

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Day 2: Villa Romana del Casale – Catania – Taormina

Explore the markets of Piazza Armerina: Begin your day 2 in Sicily with one of the most famous sights in Piazza Aemerina—Villa Romana del Casale. Believed to have been the country retreat of Rome’s co-emperor during the reign of Diocletian, Marcus Aurelius Maximianus, Villa Romana del Casale lay under the soil for 700 years due to the landslide in the 12th century. It was only in 1950 when the excavation began, the marvellous multicoloured mosaic floors showed up. With a place in UNESCO’s world heritage site list, the villa is central Sicily’s identity, attracting a huge number of tourists every year. Located in the outskirts of Piazza Armerina, the Roman villa built in the early 4th century is regarded for its most complex, richest collection of Roman mosaics in the world.

Mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale, Sicilia, Italy, UNESCO World Heritage Site | 3 Unforgettable Days in Sicily - Itinerary suggestions

Mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale, Sicilia, Italy, UNESCO World Heritage Site / Copyright Pecold

There’s also an old town in Piazza Armerina with some interesting heritage buildings into its lap. The market town is also famous for its restaurants serving gastronomical delights. Don’t miss the pizza at Amici Miei, a low wooden ceiling and stone-walled restaurant in Piazza Armerina. Antipasto della casa is what locals recommend for eating here. It’s a lip-smacking platter of sliced pancetta, cheese, frittata, caponata, and ricotta with what else but balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy the Sicilian delicacies in Catania

Chaotic yet charming, the second-largest city of Sicily has pulsating air in its surroundings with historical gems, vibrant fish markets, hundreds of bars, beautiful and warm cafes, and the brooding presence of Mount Etna at the horizon. With so many things to admire in the UNESCO listed sites, you need to spend some time in Catania. Just explore the town, gaze upon its beauty and don’t miss the food. For a great lunch experience, head to Cutilisci, a sea side restaurant serving some great seafood delicacies. Later, you may try Catania’s favorite Impanata which is bread dough snacks stuffed with vegetable, meat, or cheese.

Castello Normanno (Aci Castello) Catania | 3 Unforgettable Days in Sicily - Itinerary suggestions

Castello Normanno (Aci Castello) / Must-Visit-Destinations.com

Spend an evening in Taormina

Globetrotting celebrities’ favourite, Taormina in Sicily is a resort town perched gracefully on a mountain side. A popular tourist destination since the 19th century, this stylish Sicilian town in the east coast has spectacular beaches and designer stores, along with medieval churches, a magnificent Greek theatre and Mt Etna looming over its skyline. Relax by the beach, and enjoy the sunset in the seductive city of Taormina for a picture-perfect holiday in Sicily.

Taormina, Italy- a beautiful resort town with a multitude of outdoor cafe's. Lots of windy roads with hairpin turns to get there. | 3 Unforgettable Days in Sicily - Itinerary suggestions

Taormina, Italy / Must-Visit-Destinations.com

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4 Comments

  • Marilyn King says:

    Love your Blog on Sicily! We have 7 days to spend there, can you suggest other places to explore and also would you hire a car, travel by train or bus? We will be in Sicily
    5-11 July 2018.
    I hope you don’t mind me asking.
    Cheers Marilyn

  • John Collier says:

    Marilyn
    I recommend you rent a car.
    Other places to visit, Erice, Selinute, Montreal, Siracusa, Taormina, Cefulu

  • Margo says:

    Thanks for the recommendations. We are renting a Villa in Monreale (Palermo) for 7 days and would like to see as much of Sicily as possible. Can you recommend villages and beaches that would be an easy day trip for us and would give us a good overview of the Island.

  • Michelle H says:

    This is great… we are planning a very similar itinerary… I’m struggling with finding a place or places to stay. Did you stay in one hotel or move to a different one each night?

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