Classic Sicily Blog

Punta Bianca Agrigento in Sicily
A Guide to the Island’s Lesser-Known Villages and Beaches Sicily, one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, is renowned for its spectacular sea, gorgeous climate, unspoiled nature, and delicious cuisine. However, many hidden gems are still waiting to be discovered on this remarkable island, including secluded beaches and hidden villages, which guarantee an unforgettable experience. […]
Netflix drama of 'From Scratch' set in Sicily
“From Scratch” is the new Netflix miniseries partly shot in Sicily, once again protagonist in an international production. It tells the love story of Amahle “Amy” Wheeler (played by Zoe Saldaña), an American student who falls in love with the Sicilian chef Lino (played by Eugenio Mastandrea) while in Italy. They know each other in […]
The 2021 critically acclaimed White Lotus television series created, written, and directed by Mike White is getting rave reviews and this season is gaining even more popularity than the last. Could it be the satirical drama that has us glued to the screens? Or are we being swept away by the backdrop set in no […]
Mount Etna as seen from Nebrodi Park on a clear autumn day
Without a doubt fall/autumn is one of our favorite seasons to visit Sicily. Aside from the odd rainy day, the weather is almost always perfect – a comfortable warm temperature conducive to sightseeing and relaxing. Not to mention the gorgeous autumn folliage of orange and red hues together with clearer days which make for some […]
Sicilian Moro Head
Introducing you some Sicilian symbols that are often seen in Sicily. They reflect the island’s rich history, but their meaning and origin are not always obvious at first glance. We have laid them out for you. Be sure to brush up on their meaning and check them out when there. That way you can know […]
Tour Italy Agrigento
In the heart of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, in a small valley stands the Garden of Kolymbethra. It’s an intriguing archaeological area where history and nature blend together seamlessly. This makes it perfect for visitors to take in authentic Greek and Roman archeology. It takes its name from the Greek word kolymbethra, […]
Butterflies Sicily
Summer is upon us and with it come the butterflies. This year the “House of Butterflies” which started on the 11th of March will run until the 25th of June in the new location of Parco Uditore in Palermo. In the Sicilian capital, spring came early on the 11th of March, when for the first […]
Cathedral Acureale Sicily blog
Acireale is a charming town in the province of Catania, located on an old lava field plateau overlooking the sea. It is a city with ancient origins, and today the urban layout of Acireale is typical of the late medieval cities of Sicily. The city center is known as Timpa and thanks to it being […]
Carnival Acireale Catania
If you’re touring Sicily anytime between April and May, it’s a great idea to design your trip around some of the local festivals. We’ve handpicked a few which our sources have confirmed for 2022, with others still to be confirmed. Please check with your Classic Sicily travel consultant closer to your departure date for the […]
Skiing Etna
There is nothing quite like putting on skis and descending the slopes of a volcano. And there is only one place in Italy that allows such an experience and that is Mount Etna, in Sicily. Naturally, the image of Etna is linked to ‘heat’, originating from its lava and of the earth that hosts it. […]
Sicily Mondello aerial view
Ferragosto is an Italian Mid-August vacation which takes place on the 15th of August. The 15th itself is a public holiday. Most businesses (apart from tourism and hospitality) shut down for at least that week, if not the entire month. And being summer, it is a time when Italians go on vacation – either abroad or […]
wedding in Sicily
The first exhibition dedicated to orchids, bonsai and weddings in Palermo will take place from 4th to 14th February, 2022. Gitto Garden, in via Castelforte 100, provides an ideal setting for an event designed both for plant lovers and lovers of greenery. Future brides and grooms can also find inspiration their wedding. Two different initiatives […]