In this country house directly at the foot of Mount Etna you can find a holiday apartment for 9 people.1/25In the shadow of Mount Etna
Sicily | A real hot proposition as the most active volcano in Europe looks forward to your visit. Here you will stay in the vicinity of Mount Etna. So ideal to get to know Sicily and its fire-spitting mountain better.
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This holiday home for up to eight people is typical of the country and lies a few kilometres south of Trapani.2/25Cool off in your own pool
Sicily | It can get pretty hot under the Sicilian sun. Those who have a pool right next to the holiday home terrace, which they can call their own while on holiday, are at a clear advantage.
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This holiday home for up to four people can be found in the immediate vicinity of the sea, near Taormina on Sicily's east coast.4/25Under the Sicilian sun
Sicily | With a holiday home located close to the beach on the largest island in the Mediterranean, you can conveniently alternate between swimming in the sea and lying in the sun.
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View of the neighbouring island of Vulcano from an apartment for 2 people on Lipari.5/25Volcanic islands
Aeolian Islands | The “Isole Lipari” lie in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. Spend a great island holiday on Stromboli, Vulcano and co. in a secluded location surrounded by unique countryside.
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Rome | There could not have been a more prominent winner! The Italian capital has received the best reviews from our customers, and is therefore the best holiday resort in Italy.
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You’ll find this exceptional holiday apartment for four people in the heart of Rome.8/25That certain something
Italy | In the end it comes down to the furnishings if one feels comfortable. That applies to both your home and holiday. These holiday houses have a particularly fancy interior which gives them a unique flair for your vacation.
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From the temple to the beach
Sicily | The Italian Mediterranean island Sicily does not only offer summer, sun and lovely beaches but also many cultural highlights. A compulsory point on each itinerary for a Sicily vacation are the countless testimonies of past times that a spread out across the island. Some examples include the world famous „Valley of the Temples“ in Agrigent with the structures more than 2,500 years old and are testament of Greek settlement on this island during the ancient times. Besides this also well preserved remains of antique structures can be visited in Syrakus oder Catania which are equally appealing.
Those who need to cool down after these historical adventures will find many places to do so along the more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. In the north and east you will mainly find steep cliffs and rocks towering above the sea with a number of picturesque bays lying in-between them. The southwestern part is flatter and characterised by beautiful beach strips.
Sicily has though much more to offer than just temples and beaches. Explore some of the interesting smaller and larger towns such as Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani or Taormina. Alternatively go on a boat tour that will take you to the Aeolian Islands and Aegadian Islands or Malta that is also not that far away.
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Dancing on a volcano
Sicily is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea but also has the highest and most active volcanoes in Europe – Etna that you can explore up close on your vacation to Sicily. There are a number of guided hiking tours offered that take you to summit craters, lava fields and places where eruptions occur frequently. You should not miss out on this exciting tour. The hikes usually take place between mid May until the end of October. But one must be careful: It is important to remember the Etna is still an active volcano. Inform yourself when there of the present dangers and options to explore the area in one of the many information centres.
Those who want more volcanic action will not want to miss out on guided tours to the Volcano Islands Volcano and Stromboli situated north of the coast of Sicily. Particularly the very active Stromboli offers a great spectacle as one can observe eruptions of red lava nearly every minute or hour. Both islands are part of the island group Aeolian Islands and there are regular connections from Messina and Milazzo.
If you have now become fascinated by volcanoes then you might want to pop over to the mainland and explore Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples which is another famous volcano. It is by no means as active as those on Sicily though it is not extinct and there is speculation whether it could erupt again soon. The potential devastation such an eruption could cause can be seen in the famous ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were engulfed by lava in 79 AD. A visit to Mount Vesuvius could be incorporated within journey to and back from a holiday home vacation on Sicily. There are regular ferries that operate between Naples or Salerno and the Sicilian ports of Palermo and Catania.
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Within few minutes drive you will find restaurants, pubs, banks, supermarkets, post office, hairdressers, cinemas, museum, churches and other visitor attractions. Within ten-minutes drive you will reach the finest beaches (rocks or sand, as you like).
There is an abundance of good, reasonably priced eating establishments in the area. These include pizzerias and restaurants. Anything from the plain and reasonably priced, to the more sophisticated palate are catered for. Public thermal swimming pool, 10 minutes far.
From Sciacca you can easily reach the most important sightseeing of Sicily in approximately 1 hour drive:
Palermo - 90 km; Selinunte - 30 km; Segesta - 75 km; Eraclea Minoa - 25 km; Agrigento/Greek temples valley - 55 km; Monreale and Erice - 75 km; Piazza Armerina with its antique Roman villa and mosaics - 140 km.
The two ancient toponyms already summarized the characteristic that the Sciacca today is known worldwide as the "city of spas". Celebrated by Plutarch, Diodorus, Cicero, Pliny, Strabo and the Arabic Edrisi, its appearance comes very clear to the mild climate, ...
show more its monuments, the great abundance of water and sodium bromide vapor stoves on Mount Kronio, unique the world, linked to the myth of Daedalus. Toccata in early Christianity from monaco Calogero, it still retains memory in the homonymous church just above the stoves. The same Arab, after landing in Sicily, are fascinated, Sciacca became the visual translation of the "Valley of the Baths." Under their rule the city then, is the capital of "Iqlim" winners, as in the Roman Empire had been the island's postal services. Its port trade with Tripoli and Tunisia, while the social stands for families and palaces. Sciacca found that the Mediterranean dimension now further confirmed by the discovery in the sea of precious bronze statue depicting the Phoenician deity Melkart. The Arabs came from North Africa, following the same routes of their ancient progenitors in the coast had certainly established their store.
For her, the importance of well-springs spa, Thomas Fazello "Father of History of Sicily" will tell you right in the '500 proud to be born. And this is surprising even to the simple reflection that the city has adjusted well in the Mediterranean, with "water, which by dint of light appear black."
County of Altavilla, with the sweet Juliet, Sciacca has been one of the leading centers of Norman power.
At the stroke of the "War of the Vespers," in 1282, the people immediately associate fellow of the momentum: result, the heroic defense of the leadership of Frederick Incisa that in August 1303, firmly rejects the unclimbed walls Charles of Valois. The famous "Peace of Caltabellotta" is just a corollary of the event.
The city not only known military ventures, but lives in a very civil, as documented in the "Red Book" of the Municipal Library. Here, the "customs" medieval, has recorded the famous book "De Balneis" which minutely regulates the use of thermal waters.
Everything pretty much runs the '300 between two great figures: the Engraved and William Peralta. The first, forms the basis for the expansion of the walls from Porta Toilets east to the west of the Saviour, from Sea Gate to the south of St. Calogero north. Only the 500, with the intervention of the Viceroy De Vega, sees a further expansion, which is practically remained until the Second World War. The Peralta, on his own, becoming one of the four Vicars of Sicily and, after beating his own money, built the Church of St. Maria dell'Itria and New Castle, both in the upper part.
Sciacca is a rich community. Since its start charger facing the sea food and merchandise of all kinds from the hinterland, the loader makes daily chief colonies of the Pisans and Genoese.
Event intended to remain in the history of Sicily is the case of Sciacca. Specious argument between the great families of Sicilian and Spanish Perollo De Luna, is to be started in the year 1400 for the interrupted wedding between the rich and beautiful Margaret and John Peralta Perollo. The case drew instead its orgy of blood and vengeance, which ended in 1529 with the brutal end of John Perollo junior from a disputed possession.
All the '600 Sciacchitano is virtually embedded in Spanish politics.
Stand out, however, the patronage of Giovan Battista Perollo and talent of the architect-painter Michele Blasco, founder of the first Jesuit college (now Town Hall), the second author of the reconstruction of the Mother Church, with frescoes and paintings .
It is for the next century, the fine gesture of good people in defense of the Austrian troops of General Sekendorff. It is also the time of the visual arts. While the previous centuries had experienced the Great Fazello Inveges and historiography, Noceto and Bocconi in the natural sciences, the same Amodei in music, and Tresca Testone 700 includes, in addition to the remarkable Mariano Rossi. They honor the tradition of Renaissance painting headed by Riccardo Quartararo, master Antonello da Messina.
The domination of Savoy passes with no history, no history as it is stated that Bourbon.
Noteworthy are the Risorgimento, who see the best action led local youth from the first Dominican friar Saverio Friscia, then homonymous cousin. These, known ten years of exile in Paris, returned to Sicily in the 60's, grab the stature of the revolutionary leader and became even porgitore Sicilian independence of the proposal at Garibaldi, who had never forgotten the first project of landing in Sicily because of Sciacca. Friscia, now of the International Bakunin, becomes deputy to the National Parliament, where he promoted the cause of the harbor and the exploitation of thermal waters. Joseph Licata and so will, in our century, Augustine D'Onofrio. With the latter opens the current phase of the hot springs of Sciacca undertaken with new to the world.
Of course, this is much bigger than three thousand years ago. But the constant has remained intact: the City of Waters yesterday, the City of Spas today.Annulla modifiche
show more Agrigento, 100 km from Palermo and 30 km from Selinunte.
In the territory of Sciacca you can also experience the unique attraction of Mount Kronio (388 mt) sauna ...
show more and turkish bath in prehistoric caves. Those caves, inhabited or used for worship, until the age of copper, were abandoned around 2000 BC when, perhaps following an earthquake, the fumes began to leak, making it impossible to inhabit them. According to a legend, Daedalus escaped from Crete, stopped near the vapor caves, having discovered their curative properties and adorned the caves themselves with seats carved in stone. The attendance of the caves of Mount Kronio for therapeutic purposes dates back to the Greeks, the exploitation of water to the Romans, the original creators of spa (Salus per Acquam) culture. The phenomenon, fed by secondary underground volcanic activity, occurs on the surface with a rich hydro-thermal basin.
The city of Sciacca has about 25 km of coastline alternating sandy beaches and steep or jagged cliffs, and offers to its visitors the opportunity to discover and choose between wild environments and well serviced beaches. Cristal clear waters and varieties of flora and fauna make it a perfect place for bathers and lovers of underwater photography.
A very interesting attraction of the area is the Graham Island (better knonw as â€œIsola Ferdinandeaâ€), a â€œnon-existentâ€ island located just a few miles away from Sciacca. The island emerged in 1831 out of the water, but in 5 months the new land, formed by spontaneous eruption, gradually sank beneath the sea down to six meters of depth. Today the sea near the island is a true natural paradise and it is possible to do scuba diving and snorkeling with organized tours departing from Sciacca. (see here or here)
Sciacca has one of the most beautiful squares of all Sicily: Piazza Angelo Scandaliato, a panoramic and elegant terrace in the city center facing the african sea. The city is also interesting for its historical remains: more than forty churches, over twenty historical buildings and three original city medieval gates.
A unique attraction of the city is also the Filippo Bentivegna's â€œGarden of Enchantementsâ€ the Sicily's famous outsider sculpture garden (see here or here).
Many festivals and celebrations takes place in the city during the whole year. The most important are, without any doubt, the Carnival (about 45 days before Easter), the procession of the Madonna del Soccorso (February 2nd and August 15th) and the Festival of the Sea (June 29th).
Distance to major landmarks: Palermo (~ 90 km), Greek Temple of Segesta (~ 85 km), Temples of Selinunte (~ 30 km), Eraclea Minoa (~ 30 km), Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (~ 60 Km), Trapani (~ 90 Km), Erice (~ 95 km) nature reserve of Zingaro (~ 85 km), beaches of San Vito Lo Capo (~ 90 km), Piazza Armerina with the fabulous Roman mosaics the "Villa del Casale" (200km), Mount Etna (300 km).
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