Perched on a rocky hill, surrounded by citrus groves, vineyards and olive groves, lies the town of Savoca, a small medieval village that in 2008 was placed among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here time seems to stand still, it almost has the feeling of being catapulted into the past. Views that can not remain indifferent: the view extends through the immense and verdant of the woods, extend into the horizon where stands the majestic Taormina Bay. All it accompanied by a peace and silence almost mystical, as to want to reconcile his admiration for the wonderful spectacle of nature. Savoca is famous because it has a crypt which houses the remains of some chiefs in the country dating back to the buckets. the buckets. XVIII and XIX, and for being chosen as the set for numerous films of great success, as the Godfather (The Godfather) by Francis Ford Coppola.
Just 1 km from Lemon house, stands majestically, surrounded by lush citrus groves, the Church, a national monument, the SS. Peter and Paul of Agrò, a jewel of Byzantine, Arab and Norman, whose styles are able to blend and highlight along prospects, un estasiante polychromy of white sandstone and black lava stones. It a reference point for tourists in search of photographic opportunities for art and architecture lovers, for scholars and men of culture, which, in this Church finding a masterpiece.
Taormina, "pearl of the Ionian" with its panoramic view, its monuments and lush vegetation, is an exclusive resort appreciated and famous in the world. And especially the spectacular Greek Theater with its breathtaking panorama draw them to the attention of all visitors to Taormina. Built in the Hellenistic period and then almost entirely rebuilt by the Romans who used it for gladiator fights, today hosts an international caliber. Taormina offers visitors a joyful atmosphere where you always breathe a party area and entertainment. The main street Corso Umberto I with its narrow streets, is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and especially historical buildings, churches and squares with unique views.
The volcano Etna, a natural resource of rare beauty for Sicily, Italy, the world, Unesco heritage. As the mountain is an extremely important respect, the fifth highest mountain in Italy with its adjustable height due to the eruptions ranging around 3320/3350 meters. Its location overlooking the Gulf of Catania and therefore its proximity to the sea make it even more impressive and fascinating its appearance and annually attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. The fictional town of a volcano reminiscent of hostile environments and devoid of vegetation. But these conditions are found only above 2000/2500 meters on Etna. In intermediate bands of the volcano we find a flourishing and full of greenery, which enables wonderful excursions.
Known as the Grand Canyon of Sicily of the Gole dell’Alcantara form a deep canyon that stretches for about 14 kilometers on the lower middle reaches of the river itself is representing one of the natural wonders of Sicily. The peculiarity of this gorge is the structure of the walls, created by a flow of basaltic lava.
The Acantara gorges are part of the Botanical and Geological Park Alcantara Gorges making the river route is spectacular experience that offers the possibility of hiking, body rafting and other fun activities, sporting or otherwise.
Syracuse, jutting out into the sea with the promontory-island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city a must visit, has many faces and is undoubtedly one of the most important Sicilian destinations. It is not difficult to imagine the grandeur of the city of the past, when Syracuse was the largest Greek city of the West. It is sufficient to visit the archaeological site of Neapolis, north-west of Ortigia, and set foot in the majestic excellent acoustics Greek Theater and that still holds classic plays. But traces of the Greek era grandeur can also be found in Ortigia, where it differs from the ruins of the temple of Apollo, the oldest in Sicily (end sec. VII BC). The best thing is to take a bit of time to wlak through the narrow streets and charming Ortigia. A few kilometers from Syracuse are some of the most beautiful beaches of Sicily as “Fontane Bianche”.
Inserted by UNESCO in the list of late-baroque town, Noto is one of the loveliest towns in the province of Syracuse and is considered a rare beauty baroque jewel. A tufa garden and limestone which is spread over a grid pattern, dotted with stately homes, churches and historic buildings with monumental façades. Real works of art, designed and carved by skilled hands and enriched with sculptural decorations and bas-reliefs. The main street of Noto, open the monumental Porta Reale, is Corso Vittorio Emanuele. A long, straight road, punctuated by three large squares that are home to three of the most important city churches: the Church of St. Francis of the Immaculate, the church of Santa Chiara and Cathedral of Noto.
Marzamemi, a fishing village located near Pachino. The country despite the passage of time has managed to retain its small-town feel, giving the tourist the feeling of being in the past. The setting is truly exciting are the old churches, a trap and the typical fishermen's houses, in summer you can find numerous restaurants in the waterfront where you can eat good fish. A few kilometers from Marzamemi are some of the most beautiful beaches of Sicily as San Lorenzo and Calamosche both located inside the Natural Reserve of Vendicari.
Messina is above its port. With its distinctive sickle-shaped, hence the original name of greek Zancle, it has in fact played a crucial role for centuries in the Mediterranean shaping the city's identity. Even today is the "gate" of Sicily for the many tourists coming through the Strait. Almost entirely rebuilt in the twentieth century, after the earthquake of 1908, the city however, retains some jewelry worth seeing: the case of the SS. Annunciation of the Catalans or the Duomo. From the city you can enjoy a unique view over the Strait of Messina that separates Sicily from Italy.
City always accustomed to living with the restlessness of Etna that stands behind him, Catania is a city of great charm, for its natural elegance and its historic center. The Duomo, the Collegiate Church, the church of San Nicolò, the monumental Via dei Crociferi: it's hard not to fall in love of the Sicilian Baroque. But equally seductive power has the Catania popular, that of suggestive markets of the Fish or Fera o Luni. A walk in the old town, rebuilt in the mid-eighteenth century after the devastating earthquake that in 1693 razed almost destroyed the city and today Unesco World Heritage Site, it will be the best way to enjoy its beauty.