The first thing most people think of, when considering a holiday in Sicily, is the sun and the sea. The island has 1,000km of coastline with a remarkable variety of beaches.
Even holiday makers who want something different from a classic beach holiday can find plenty of interst around the Sicilian coast. There are salt marshes in Trapani where sea salt is still harvested, the luxury yacht harbor of Palermo, or the rocky outcrop of Cefalù where you find a beach, town and mountains all in one place.
Many holiday destinations in Sicily bring together the appeal of moutains and sea. Our Trip Tipp photographers show the variety of free attractions that nature offers in Sicily:
Our Trip Tip photographer snapped this sail boat from the terrace of a holiday apartment in Bagheria. In the luxury suburb of Mongerbino which hugs the coast, vacationers in Sicily will find a variety of holiday lettings which are in the mountains, yet still so close to the sea that many have their own private beach.
This racing sailboat came into view early in the morning, out of the haze of the Gulf of Palermo. This photo was also taken from a terrace overlooking the sea in Mongerbino, the coastal suburb of Bagheria.
Our Trip Tip photographer enjoyed this sunrise over the Gulf of Termini Imerese. Tip: Holiday makers in Sicily who travel out of the peak season do not necessarily have to get up early to appreciate sunrises like this.
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As you can see, the Sicilian countryside offers much more than just Europe's tallest and most active volcano. To be honest, the mountains in Sicily without the hot lava flows offer much more variety. Our Trip Tip photographers show how varied the mountainous regions of Sicily really are: