Multiple airlines fly to Palermo and Catania from both Italian and European destinations, including daily flights from London Stansted and other UK airports. In addition a train route runs from mainland Italy via a ferry crossing after which the train splits to service different areas of Sicily, so make sure you’re in the right carriage! Ferries also run to several Italian coastal cities and Mediterranean neighbours, including Malta.
The Sicilian coastline is dotted with an array of luxury and boutique resorts overlooking the famous beaches. In Palermo, find a cosy guesthouse or AirBnB where you can relax and enjoy wonderful Italian hospitality. Giardino di Ballaro offers a beautiful Sicilian lodging near to Palermo’s main attractions with a beautiful open fire where you can curl up with a glass of Nero D’Avolo.
Sicilian cuisine is distinctive in style compared to mainland Italy. Sicily is particularly famed for its incredible selection of street food – join Streaty Food Tours in either Palermo or Catania to explore some of the island’s highlights, including delicious Arancini and Cannoli. If you’re seeking out a more refined gastronomic experience, head for Gagini in Palermo for a delightful modern take on the island’s cuisine!
For a true local drinking experience, head to Taverna Azzurra within Mercato Vucciria (Palermo), where you can savour the Sicilian tipple of Sangue, a wine very similar to Marsala. Enjoy a creative cocktail pre-dinner at Bocum Mixology (owned by Gagini), their head mixologist throws together some wonderful takes on the classics using experimental Heston-esque techniques!
Each region of Sicily offers different attractions, from the wine regions of Marsala to the beautiful architecture in Palermo and the beautiful coastlines to the active Mount Etna. Hiring a car is the best way to get around and explore the island’s secrets, the Trapani salt route down the West coast of the island is particularly beautiful.
Palermo street food is famous across Sicily, the best way to discover these delights is with Streaty! Enjoy the best arancini and cannoli you’ve ever tasted, and more adventurous dishes.