Northern & Eastern Sicily Guidebook

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Northern & Eastern Sicily Guidebook

Shopping
Features exclusive brands of shoes, clothing, accessories and home goods at deeply discounted prices.
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Sicilia Outlet Village
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Features exclusive brands of shoes, clothing, accessories and home goods at deeply discounted prices.
This town is the center of the Sicilian ceramic tradition, renown for its abundance of ceramic studios which feature hand painted works by local artisans.
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Caltagirone
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This town is the center of the Sicilian ceramic tradition, renown for its abundance of ceramic studios which feature hand painted works by local artisans.
Sightseeing
Most active volcano in Europe, a must see! During the February 2021 notable eruption, easily seen from the town piazza.
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Mount Etna
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Most active volcano in Europe, a must see! During the February 2021 notable eruption, easily seen from the town piazza.
The small island located at the base of Taormina is often frequented by sunbathers because of its breathtaking beauty.
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Isola Bella
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The small island located at the base of Taormina is often frequented by sunbathers because of its breathtaking beauty.
Giardini Naxos is the gorgeous Sicilian coastal town offering crystal clear beaches, shopping, restaurants, night life and more! A must see!!!
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Naxos
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Giardini Naxos is the gorgeous Sicilian coastal town offering crystal clear beaches, shopping, restaurants, night life and more! A must see!!!
Taormina is hands down one of the most picturesque places in all of Italy! It offers a multitude of sites of historic significance, shopping, restaurants, night life, beaches and more! While it can be experienced in one day, plan to spend at minimum two days so that you may fully experience all it has to offer!
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Taormina
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Taormina is hands down one of the most picturesque places in all of Italy! It offers a multitude of sites of historic significance, shopping, restaurants, night life, beaches and more! While it can be experienced in one day, plan to spend at minimum two days so that you may fully experience all it has to offer!
The town of Savoca is well recognized by fans of "The Godfather" trilogy, as numerous scenes were filmed in this lovely town.
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Savoca
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The town of Savoca is well recognized by fans of "The Godfather" trilogy, as numerous scenes were filmed in this lovely town.
Forza d'Agro is the medieval mountain village that has been featured as the backdrop in several Hollywood motion pictures due to its tremendous beauty and charm. It is the location that director Frances Ford Coppola chose for filming of numerous scenes of "The Godfather" trilogy. In addition to its breathtakingly beautiful views, the town features numerous restaurants offering an abundance of fresh Sicilian cuisine, churches of historical significance, Cioaccolart Museum, a medieval Norman castle, trekking trails and much more! Pristine beaches are a stone throw away as well. A must see!
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Forza d'Agrò
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Forza d'Agro is the medieval mountain village that has been featured as the backdrop in several Hollywood motion pictures due to its tremendous beauty and charm. It is the location that director Frances Ford Coppola chose for filming of numerous scenes of "The Godfather" trilogy. In addition to its breathtakingly beautiful views, the town features numerous restaurants offering an abundance of fresh Sicilian cuisine, churches of historical significance, Cioaccolart Museum, a medieval Norman castle, trekking trails and much more! Pristine beaches are a stone throw away as well. A must see!
The Aeolian Islands may be reached for a day excursion by taking a ferry or hydrofoil departing from Milazzo.
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Aeolian Islands
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The Aeolian Islands may be reached for a day excursion by taking a ferry or hydrofoil departing from Milazzo.
Situated on a small island (Ortigia), the ancient city center of Syracusa is simply stunning! In addition to the ancient city, the archaeological park is a noteworty site to see!
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Ortygia
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Situated on a small island (Ortigia), the ancient city center of Syracusa is simply stunning! In addition to the ancient city, the archaeological park is a noteworty site to see!
Messina is a harbor city that is rich in culture! It is known for its cathedrals, fountains, museums, statues and more!
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Messina
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Messina is a harbor city that is rich in culture! It is known for its cathedrals, fountains, museums, statues and more!
The city of Modica is known for its ancient Sicilian Baroque style architecture, old streets, steep staircases and of course, its locally produced chocolate!
Chocolate Museum of Modica
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The city of Modica is known for its ancient Sicilian Baroque style architecture, old streets, steep staircases and of course, its locally produced chocolate!
Old town Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla) is rich in buildings built in the Baroque Architectural style, including the famous Duomo di San Giorgio.
Free municipal consortium of Ragusa
Old town Ragusa (Ragusa Ibla) is rich in buildings built in the Baroque Architectural style, including the famous Duomo di San Giorgio.
Located in Southeastern Sicily, the city of Noto is known as the capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture. Noteworthy sites to visit include the 18th Century Noto Cathedral, Palazzo Ducezio and Palazzo Nicolaci.
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Noto
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Located in Southeastern Sicily, the city of Noto is known as the capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture. Noteworthy sites to visit include the 18th Century Noto Cathedral, Palazzo Ducezio and Palazzo Nicolaci.
Food scene
Each of these wonderful restaurants offers an abundance of local Sicilian cuisine at reasonable prices AND breathtaking sea views all while enjoying your fine dining experience. All are located in beautiful Forza d'Agro.
Ristorante, Pizzeria, Hotel Villa Souvenir
57 Viale delle Rimembranze
Trattoria anni 60
31 Via Santissima Annunziata
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Ristorante Il Padrino
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Bar "La Dolce Vita"
15 Viale delle Rimembranze
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Osteria Agostiniana
1 Viale delle Rimembranze
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La Montagnola
8 Piazza S. Antonio
Bar Eden
1 Piazza Cammareri
Antichi Muri
3 Piazza Cammareri
'O Dammuseddu
2 Via Dante Alighieri
Beaches
Sicily's iconic beaches boast some of the world's most beautiful crystal clear waters! There are a number of noteworthy beaches within close proximity of your stay. The beaches of Fondaco Parrino and Sant' Alessio are more quiet and tranquil, if you are seeking a peaceful, relaxing beach experience. The beaches of Giardini Naxos and Isola Bella are world famous for their exceptional beauty. Be aware that they are extremely sought out by tourists, particularly in the months of July and August. The beaches found in the town of Letojanni are also quite beautiful.
Fondaco Parrino
Capo Sant'Alessio
Giardini naxos beach
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Letojanni
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Isola Bella
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Sports Scene - Skiing
YES, you can ski on the tallest active volcano in Europe! Ski resorts Etna Nord in Linguaglossa and Etna Sud in Nicolosi offer skiing and snowboarding for the Winter Sports enthusiasts! Be sure to call ahead!!!
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North Etna - Linguaglossa
35 Via Provenzana
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Sports Scene - Golf
Il Picciolo Golf Club is Sicily's first golf course. Built in 1989, it was designed by renowned golf course designer Dr. Luigi Rota Caremoli. This 18 hole golf course is nestled among oak and hazelnut trees as well as expansive vineyards. Views of Mount Etna are seen from most holes.
Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa
Il Picciolo Golf Club is Sicily's first golf course. Built in 1989, it was designed by renowned golf course designer Dr. Luigi Rota Caremoli. This 18 hole golf course is nestled among oak and hazelnut trees as well as expansive vineyards. Views of Mount Etna are seen from most holes.