Sicily is a fairytale, a step outside the norm. It is clich but true that Sicily feels like a different country from mainland. Sicily is a mix of passion, delight, enigma, beautiful archeology with a rich and enigmatic history. And not to mention: food and wine. Here are some reasons why we consider Sicily one of the best Italian destinations.1. WINE. Wine takes on the character of the land, and the soil in which Sicilian wine is grown is phenomenal. Due to the proximity of volcanoes such as Mt. Etna to many wineries, the soil tends to be rich in volcanic ash and rocky terrain which leads to wines with high minerality. You can take a phenomenal wine tour near Etna not only to discover some of the greatest wines on earth, but also to see some of Sicily's most gorgeous sites.2. Beaches. Talk about clear, blue tropical-like crisp waters and perfect water temperatures during the warm months. Palermo for example is home to some of the most breath taking beaches, like Mondello
, with spectacular views of hilly landscapes in the back drop. You couldn't ask for a more Mediterranean scene than a visit to a Sicilian beach.3. The people! Sicilians have hospitality in their genes! They are some of the nicest, sweetest and most generous people on the face of this planet. They take life in stride and welcome you in like family, and if you happen to eat with them- you may experience fullness like you have never imagined in your whole life.
4. THE FOOD! Food here is amazingly diverse: meatballs, game, meats, pastas, desserts (cannoli!!), fried breads, gelato with brioche and cream, seafood, spicy flavors, all things ricotta and marzipan and so so much more. Oh and how did we forget the tomatoes? They grow like weeds here all year round and are the best tomatoes you will ever taste, find the freshest pomodori in the open air market stalls.5. Nightlife! Italians are fantastic at nightlife. Bars, clubs, discos, outdoor concerts you name it. But Sicilians take nightlife
with a serious attitude, and how could they not? Catania and Palermo are quite possibly the best spots for clubs and bars and they are near the seaside, not to mention the mild weather making it possible to enjoy evenings outdoors in buzzing piazzas or near the shore.Thinking of taking a trip to Sicily? Discover an unforgettable enogastronomic itinerary like a Culinary Wine Vacation
across various cities in Sicily or a Wine Tour in Etna
offered by Le Baccanti.Le Baccanti Tours is a luxury travel company located in Tuscany, Italy. We have been specializing in gourmet food, wine and cultural tours of Italy for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on showing our discerning group of clients the authentic and beautiful Italy of their dreams.