Holidays in Sicily: the 10 places not to be missed

What to see in Sicila: the best things to do and places to visit

Sicily by motorcycle bike Taormina Etna By Vadym Lavra
Sicily Taormina Etna - Ph. Canva

What are the 10 most beautiful places in Sicily? Here is our mini guide of the main beaches and locations for a perfect motorcycle holiday.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and also the richest from a naturalistic and artistic point of view. For this reason we recommend everyone to spend at least a week to discover the cities, villages, beaches, cuisine, culture and traditions of a land with an ancient history in which you will leave a piece of your heart.

Content index

  1. Taormina
  2. Ragusa
  3. Scale of the Turks
  4. Aeolian Islands
  6. Palermo
  7. Agrigento
  8. Noto
  9. Lampedusa
  10. San Vito lo Capo

Our top ten will take you from one end of the island to the other, from the most beautiful beaches to the slopes of Etna, passing from cities to small islands, but our advice is always to not stop and explore every corner that fascinates you.

Taormina and the Etna Park

The village is located few passivated from the strait that separates the Sicilia from the Italian peninsula, on a natural terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea. Not only beautiful but rich in art and enchanting places such as the Greek amphitheater, Isola Bella, the neighbors Gorges of Alcantara and Etna park.


In the historic city of Ragusa, you will find Ragusa Ibla, the oldest district that dominates the top of the hill between the Iblei mountains, where you will get lost among the over fifty churches and noble palaces.

Scala dei Turchi

Certainly could not miss the most beautiful and famous beach of the Sicilia. Scala dei Turchi, with its white cliff plunges into a sea so blue that it seems fake.

Aeolian Islands

The archipelago consists of seven islands, one different from the other, with beaches and coves one more beautiful than the other and two active volcanoes where you can practice trekking or simply admire when they erupt.

Syracuse and Ortigia

SIRACUSA it is a city of art and a huge archaeological park, which literally plunges into the sea. From churches, to Greek ruins, to Christian catacombs, you will discover a wonderful seaside village with its island, Ortigia, which acts as the historic center.


Palermo is the city of art, good food, hospitality. Its architecture is dressed in the Norman and Arabic styles, it will stun you with the Baroque, and will show you its Greek and Spanish traditions. You will be truly amazed by the cultural diversity of the Sicilian capital and obviously by its cuisine, as excellent as in the whole island.

Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

The archaeological park is the largest in the world. Park there motorcycle and you will literally travel centuries back in time. In addition to the temples, the beauty of the city is also undisputed, full of churches and palaces. Do not miss the Cathedral of Sale and Porto Empedocle a few kilometers away.


The undisputed capital of Sicilian Baroque, with an artistic heritage of churches and palaces that will seem surreal to you. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was defined as "a stone garden" by the art critic Cesare Brandi. From here we advise you to discover the whole Val di Noto.


Lampedusa is an almost desert island, therefore it means only one thing: sea! Isola dei Conigli, classified among the most beautiful in the world, is just one of the splendid beaches where you can dive into a tropical sea, some of these can only be reached by sea.

San Vito lo Capo

Even the beaches of San Vito are among the most incredible in Italy, nestled between two nature reserves: on one side you will find the Riserva dello Zingaro and on the other that of Monte Cofano which offer breathtaking scenery and secret coves.