If you looking forward to spend a vacation with your close relatives in complete bliss and stunning scenery, then Sicily is the place for you. Being an autonomous area of Italy, Sicily is a great place to go on a relaxing holiday staying in holiday rentals.
Many families come to this part of Italy and rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments as their holiday accommodation. Sicily is visited by a large number of tourists due to the fact that it is the biggest island in the entire Mediterranean Sea.
Also, numerous smaller islands that surround this region are taken to be an important part and parcel of Sicily. Apart from Sardinia, this island is classified as the area of Insular Italy.
The five important things to do include experiencing the Greek temples, climbing the Mount Etna, exploring the Medieval jewel of Old Palerma, dancing at the Giardini Naxos and trying the local wine and enjoying the sports and activities.
If you are a sports enthusiast, you can find some interesting games and sports to play in the Sicily countryside. Most sports that holiday makers can enjoy in Sicily include the water activities. Whether it is scuba diving, fishing or windsurfing, there are a large number of water sports to do.
Hiking is another activity that can be enjoyed in Sicily. There are special paths and courses so that the hiking experience can become all the more easy and enjoyable. In the winter seasons, tourists can also try the activities of snowboarding and skiing. Other activities in Sicily include bird watching, mountain biking, running, trekking, camping and horse riding.
The second most important thing to do in Sicily is to sample the wine from a local vineyard. Sicily's flagship red grape produces a spicy and exotic wine. The leading towns producing wine includes Messina, Ragusa, Noto and Marsala.
Also, if you are a great lover of dance, there are brilliant nightlife destinations so that you can have a great night life. The seaside resort Giardini Naxos is a highly admired family venue where people can enjoy the various open-air bars, night discos along with an excellent party atmosphere.
Thirdly, tourists can climb the highest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. This activity can serve as a great thing for all those who are energetic and who wish to do something adventurous. You can also try your hand at night climbing. Another option worth consideration is that of walking the Circumetnea Railroad that circles this active volcano.
The fourth thing to do is to explore the capital of Sicily, Palermo. The metropolis is full of unique medieval buildings, monuments, shady squares and Baroque churches. Last but not least, this island has a large number of ancient sites that include the Greek temples.
The ancient Syracuse played an important role in mythology of Greece. Due to this it is home to various impressive ruins that can be dated back to the 6th Century BC. When there be sure not to miss visiting the Doric Temple and Temple of Apollo.
You can now understand why Sicily is such a popular holiday destination with families staying in holiday rentals. This part of Italy is perfect for a self catering holiday staying in holiday homes. There are many splendid holiday villas and apartments that can act as a base to explore the beautiful island of Sciliy.
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas to rent in Sicily . Sicily has a great selection of holiday apartments that can be booked as holiday homes online with Direct Holiday Bookings.