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Tourist Attractions In Sicily – Your 2 Minute “Crash-Course”

May 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

So you’re looking for the best tourist attractions in Sicily? Well pull up a chair and buckle down because that’s exactly what we’re about to look at.

If you’ve purchased a Sicily guide book, you’re no doubt somewhat overwhelmed, as well you should be. Sicily simply has so many “must see” locations, that it’s impossible to visit them all in one trip. Have no fear though, because we’re going to lay out the three most popular tourist attractions in Sicily. Specifically, we’ll talk about

the Aeolian Islands, the Etna volcano, and the tourist town of Ragusa.

Please note though, the tourist attractions on this list are just that — tourist attractions. If you don’t mind the crowds, you’ll be in good shape. However, if you’re looking to stay away from the crowds and off the beaten path, these may not be the best places to stay.

First, let’s look at the Aeolian Islands.

The Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sicily. In fact, this cluster of small islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea attracts over 200,000 tourists every year. Pristine beaches, the Mediterranean weather, and the famous Fango baths are extremely popular destination for not only United States tourists, but also tourists from Europe.

Next, let’s move on to the Etna Volcano.

Well known as the tallest volcano in Europe, this mountain is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sicily. Famous for it’s crater and stunning views, this volcano is also located nearby the city of Catania.

Finally, let’s look at the town of Ragusa.

This town is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sicily. Literally built on top of a hill, this Sicilian town has a cable car that runs from the town to the beaches below. This town is also known for it’s unique cuisine.

Mark these three locations in your guidebook, because these three locations rise above the “must sees” as the “absolutely must-sees.” If you are planning a trip to Sicily you can usually find cheap flights from JetAbroad.

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