Sicily, Italy

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Sicily, Italy

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Make an Italian villa or vacation rental in Sicily your home away from home on this delightful Mediterranean island situated off the southwest coast of Italy.

The beautiful island of Sicily features a mountainous interior with snowy peaks and an active volcano, a gorgeous coastline with sandy beaches, and groups of small islands offshore. Guests of Sicily villas and vacation rentals will find a variety of fascinating historical sights reflecting the island's Greek and Roman heritage.

In the lovely regional capital of Palermo, guests of Sicily vacation rentals can visit the Palace of the Normans (Sicily's parliament building), the Cappuchin Catacombs, which are lined with skeletons, the golden mosaics of the Cappella Palatina, the impressive art collection at the Regional Gallery of Sicily, and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, housed in a 16th century monastery.

Palermo's impressive churches and cathedrals, reflecting both Norman and Byzantine styles, include the Duomo in Monreale, with spectacular mosaics depicting Biblical events, the 12th century Duomo, the Chiesa Della Mortorana, and the Chiesa di San Giovanni Degli Eremiti. A large beach is located just outside Palermo, on the west side of Mount Pellegrino.

In the seaside town of Marsala, guests of Sicily vacation rentals can visit the cathedral and the archeological museum at nearby Capo Boeo, which contains a restored warship that sank in 241 B.C.

Syracuse offers a number of Greek and Roman sights for guests of Sicily villas and vacation rentals, including the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, Temple of Diana, Temple of Apollo, and Catacombs di San Giovanni. The Regional Museum and the Regional Gallery showcase art and archaeological treasures.

Agrigento, founded by the Greeks in 582 B.C., is also a treasure trove of historical sights, including the impressive Tempio Della Concordia, featuring 34 columns built of volcanic rock. In the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, guests of Sicily vacation rentals can see artifacts from the bronze, iron, neolithic and paleolithic ages. Agrigento's beach is located at Porto Empedocle.

In Taormina, guests of Sicily vacation rentals and villas can explore the winding medieval streets and visit a number of historic sights, including the Palazzo Santo Stefano, the duomo and the castle. The illuminated city is lovely at night.

Taormina offers spectacular views overlooking the Greco-Roman amphitheatre, with Mount Etna and the sea in the background. There's a beach a few miles away at Giardini-Naxos, and visitors can also take an excursion to Mount Etna, the island's volcano. In the summertime, guests of Sicily vacation rentals can attend a concert series and film festival.

You're sure to find the perfect vacation rental for a memorable Sicilian vacation. Reserve your Sicily villa or vacation rental home today!