The ultimate Sicily bucket list: 30 things to do in Sicily

The ultimate Sicily bucket list: 30 things to do in Sicily

Sicily is probably our favourite of the Italian islands. But, with an incredible wealth of things to see and do, and so much to offer the discerning traveller from historic cities to glorious beaches and from active volcanoes to incredible rural landscapes, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start! So we’ve compiled our own ultimate bucket list of things to do in Sicily to inspire you!

  1. Climb Mount Etna
  2. Enjoy a concert at the ancient Teatro Greco in Taormina
  3. Explore Sicily’s capital city of Palermo
  4. Admire the glittering mosaics at the cathedral at Monreale
  5. Watch the sun set at the Scala dei Turchi
  6. Swim in the Alcantara Gorge
  7. Go island hopping on the seven Aeolian Islands – Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi.
  8. Take a cable car to the hilltop town of Erice
  9. Explore the underground tunnels in Ortigia
  10. Enjoy a wine tasting in Marsala
  11. Marvel at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the ancient temples overlooking the sea in Selinunte
  12. Explore the lunar landscape of Pantellaria
  13. Watch a traditional puppet show
  14. Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano around Ragusa
  15. Enjoy a carnival experience in Acireale
  16. Eat your body weight in couscous at San Vito Lo Capo’s couscous festival!
  17. Climb La Rocca di Cefalu
  18. Visit the salt plains and flamingoes in Trapani
  19. Spend the day on the beach on Isola Bella
  20. Visit the world’s largest collection of Roman remains at Piazza Armerina
  21. Whisper your secrets into the Ear of Dionysius
  22. See the mummies in the Capuchin Convent of Savoca
  23. Visit the Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime in Syracuse
  24. Enjoy a chocolate making workshop in Modica
  25. Be amazed at the colourful creations at Noto’s Infiorata
  26. Be at one with nature at the Zingaro or Torre Salsa nature reserves
  27. Walk the streets of Catania
  28. Visit the UNESCO World heritage site of the towns of the Val di Noto
  29. Eat your way through the local markets
  30. Visit the transformation of the old city of Gibellina, destroyed by the 1968 earthquake, and tuned into a concrete piece of art.

And for something completely different, you could add an extra thing to your Sicily bucket list by visiting the quirky penis themed cafe in Castelmola!

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