Top Things To Do In Sicily for Digital Nomads
Sicily is one of the best Italian destinations, and there are countless things to do there. Of course, the beaches on the island are some of its best attractions. Then there are the intriguing remains, such as the Greek Theatre of Taormina and the Valley of the Temples.
Another must-do is to witness the majesty of Mount Etna, an active volcano, and the best way to do this is on a trip. Eating is another worthwhile activity and includes anything from seafood to arancini (stuffed rice balls). The largest opera theatre in Italy, Teatro Massimo, hosts live performances, or you may munch your way through the street markets of Palermo.
But what should you be doing in Sicily as a digital nomad, or even as a tourist? Let’s find out!
– Visit Valley of the Temples
Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site west of Agrigento, has the remnants of eight temples that date to the fifth and sixth century BCE. All of the structures are noteworthy, but the Temple of Concordia is especially significant since it is one of the best-preserved Greek remains in existence and served as the model for the six-column Unesco emblem. The park is the biggest archaeological site in the world, covering around 1,300ha (3,212 acres).
– Take in the surreal views of Mt. Etna
The biggest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, was believed by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the Cyclops. This location in the province of Catania is becoming a popular tourist destination.
While there are several hiking paths all over the forests in the summer, you may ski down its summits in the winter. If you’re searching for something more tranquil, you may ride a cable car to a height of more than 2,500 meters (8,202 feet) to view expansive vistas. Both a train line and bus services run from Catania to Riposto.
– A historical delight: La Martorana Church
With its layers of intricate design, Palermo is undoubtedly worthwhile a visit for those of us with an interest in architecture. This Norman cathedral, which overlooks Piazza Bellini, is renowned for its vibrant mosaics from the 12th century, which are the earliest mosaics still in existence, as well as its exceptional Arabic stalactite ceiling, exquisitely carved, inlaid fatimid pillars, and opulent ornamental items.
The church has changed significantly throughout the years as many religious groups have adapted it to suit their time and preferences. Most significantly, a group of Benedictine nuns destroyed a large portion of the Greek mosaic art in 1433 and replaced it with Baroque furnishings.
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– For Nature Lovers: Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
The Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro was the first nature reserve created in Sicily and it hass a mountain range and a nearly 7 km long sea shoreline (4mi). History buffs will enjoy the Uzzo Grotto, one of the earliest prehistoric settlements, while nature enthusiasts will appreciate the richness, with many different bird species calling this place home.
Despite the fact that the reserve has various facilities including walkways and museums, the park can only be reached on foot.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore and take advantage of Sicily’s sandy beaches because of its location along the Mediterranean Sea and the mild weather from May to October.
Visit Taormina, which features a cable car that will transport you to the magnificent Mazzar Bay, a WWF natural reserve, or Cefalù, where Cinema Paradiso (1988) was filmed.
Do you have any more activities or places that can be enjoyed in and around Sicily? Do let us know in the comments!
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