Il nostro splendido isolamento, this is the way people in Sicily would describe how they exactly feel about the fact of living in an island therefore isolated from the Continent and somewhat from other cultures and traditions. If you wish to travel in Sicily just know this, Sicily only cares about Sicily and nobody will ever change this reality and this state of mind. Nothing ever succeeded to change Sicily and its people, not hundreds years of Moorish domination, Norman invasions, German empire kingdom, French and Spanish kings and lately annexation to Italy in 1870. Sicily is that very special place which knows no masters and no kingdoms, it is simply and purely the land of gods and the hidden home of Cyclops. And this “splendid isolation” has been for centuries the ultimate place of inspiration for writers and poets from all over the world, no need to wonder why when you get to know this seductively beautiful island. Sicily after all can be seen as a meeting point between Eastern and Western cultures, a cradle for all Mediterranean beliefs and traditions and the most dramatic landscape you would ever imagine to discover. The land of Cyclops and mighty volcano mountains still spitting fire over the sea of gods will even be more seductive if you live it directly and you avoid hotels as nothing compares a vacation rental in Sicily for a perfect holiday in the island of the Cyclops.
Sicily a melting pot of different cultures and traditions
Perfectly placed in the very heart of the Mediterranean, the land of Cyclops has been praised by number of poets from Homer to Virgil from Goethe to Coleridge. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, German emperors, Moorish leaders the heritage of art and history is formidable in this very special place of the world where everything smells orange scents and bergamot. Architectural treasures and artistic masterpieces are to be found everywhere, from Catania to Siracusa and from Agrigento to Taormina, cross the island in total freedom and choose whatever itinerary you may feel appropriate to your passion and desire, Sicily will never disappoint you and in any town you will find very pleasant B+B and homestays for your low-cost holiday accommodation trip in Sicily.
From Byzantine to Baroque in Sicily
Discover Palermo on a one-day walk tour around Arab domes, Baroque palaces Normal walls and Byzantine chapels with golden mosaics to understand that there is no limit to the artistic richness of Sicily. You will love its dozen small islands spread all around the sea, which can be very easily reached from Sicily mainland through an intelligent network of ferries and hydrofoils for whole days of yachting, sunbathing and scuba diving in the sea of gods. The island of all and innumerable charms is also the perfect place for an exclusive VIP holiday displaying the best SPA of the Mediterranean just aside the most sparkling sea of the world protected by volcano mountains and by the golden colored peaks of la “Conca d’Oro” as well as the most lavish clubs and restaurants of the world. Wherever you go, Sicily will always display the most stunning scenery for your outdoor activities. For your holiday in Sicily rent a villa with swimming pool on the sea or an apartment in vacation rentals on line.
Sicilian princes and palaces in Palermo
Lemon and orange trees and the purity of light are part of it landscape, you cannot understand Sicily if you do not take into consideration its natural richness which makes this place simply mesmerizingly beautiful. A vacation rental in Sicily is the ideal way to start your holiday and discover the land of Sicilian princes, the “Gattopardi”. In the homeland of Greek mythology everything becomes the symbol of a higher spiritual power and this is why the Mount Etna is not only considered as a volcano but rather like a living raging god whose anger will never end. And what seems irrational will become suddenly very rational during your travel in Sicily, you only have to let the island talk to you through its natural forces that no human powers will ever dare to fight and enter its endless fascination fully, body and soul.
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