things to do in sicily
Sicilying.com is an online shop window with which you can discover
and buy at competitive prices the best of Sicily in terms of tourism
experiences, gastronomic and leisure time vacations off
...ered by the most
qualified, hand-picked operators on the island.
2012 the web company Sicilying is forerunner as the first market-place of
tourist experiences in Sicily.
Sicilying offers you the chance to find what to do in Sicily, the experience
that best answers your needs (from a cultural tour to a full immersion in
nature, from extreme sports to cooking lessons... ), and book it in real time,
while on holiday or even before your departure.
Currently there are over 350 offers available on the web portal, meeting a wide
range of criteria; all the Sicily tours on offer have been carefully selected
by experts and are provided by qualified operators.
to make your trip to visit Sicily an experience, to guide our customers to
discover the best of Sicily, to give you the chance to truly feel the emotions
of this wonderful land.
We work to offer a flexible and tailored-to-fit service, in which the operator
recognizes that each customer is unique, deserving of efficient support.
Using our services is easy and fast. Upon purchase, you can choose in real time when you want to have the
experience, the day and time. You'll be asked to pay only a deposit and at the
end you'll pay the balance of the experience you have lived.
Choose your emotion on Sicilying and
live your experience!
Live your stay: visit Sicily
The largest of the Mediterranean islands, with
fourteen satellite islands, mostly collected in three archipelagos (the
volcanic Aeolian islands, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Egadi islands and the
Pelagie islands), Sicily is located in a central position in the old
"Mediterraneum", for centuries a sea crossroads of civilization and
trade. This itself brings together seemingly contradictory aspects which have
yet so harmoniously fused into a new synthesis, creating a completely unique
context both geographically and culturally.
In Sicily the sea and mountains have become perfect partners, attracting
each year thousands of tourists in search of crystal blue waters or high
peaks, like Mount Etna, which watches down on the whole of Trinacria (the name
by which the island was known by the ancients for its shape with three points).
But a holiday visiting Sicily also means throwing oneself into a land
overflowing with history and culture, a melting pot of different
civilizations, and the extraordinary and in many respects unique artistic
heritage is testimony to it.
The pages written by travellers who, from the Seventeenth Century chose
the island as the last stop of their "Grand Tour" through Europe, are
proof of the wonder that struck everyone who visited. The extraordinary union
of works of art, temples, churches, palaces (without forgetting the villages),
merge, in Sicily, with the sea, volcanoes, the colours and scents of orange
blossom and corners of overflowing nature; such a place cannot fail to leave
a mark on you.
Still today the energy that Sicily emanates in all its forms
strikes the imagination and spirit of the visitor. And for those who expect
only nature, sea and history from their Sicily vacation, the island puts fire
to an arsenal of other possibilities that transcend by far the time-old idea of
a “beach holiday”.
How could one not think of living their Sicilian experience to the full?
All this is Sicilying!
For those who are younger and in
step with the times, the idea of a Sicily vacation does not stop with the beach
umbrella and tourist resorts. Visiting Sicily means much more than a mere beach
holiday. Sicilying will give you the chance to get to know all the experiences
this island has to offer, to identify the most suitable for you, and then go on
to book them with just a click.
From experiences that delight the palate, to those that give you a real
adrenaline rush, from cultural tours to adventures, everything you need in
order to get to know the real and living things to do in Sicily Italy.
Culture: Sicilying has selected completely unique artistic and cultural
itineraries to give you a rich and
intense experience, to be experienced alone or while having fun with friends.
With the best of Sicily, both the curious traveller and those passionate about
history, culture and nature, are spoilt for choice. Whether you're interested
in artistic treasures or archaeological remains, Baroque cities or historical
villages, well-designed itineraries make sure nothing is lost in this wealth of
To understand the experiential depth of the artistic heritage of the
island, it's time to let go of the idea of a “Sicilian resort” and try new
paths, re-living classic tourist destinations with new experiences. Exploring and
cultural enrichment come together, the landscape with local life, the buildings
with historical markets, the churches with street life, immersing all your
senses in a mix of sounds, scents and flavours.
Wine-cellars & Vineyards: In the most
important wine cellars of Sicily, guided tours with tastings of the finest
Sicilian wines, all accompanied by tastings of local products.
Follow our offers through visits and tastings in the best wine-cellars
and amongst the most important vineyards of the island, and launch yourself
into the discovery of the strong, aged flavours of Sicilian wines, the
discovery of a tradition that dates back to the times of Homer. Enjoy the
experience of a lunch or a dinner for two in unique locations, characterised by
great wine and Sicilian food. Stay in selected wine resorts, to spend a nature
holiday between the mountains, the volcano and the sea, or a few days immersed
in the vineyards that have been witness to this ancient tradition. Live
extraordinary itineraries of taste between volcanoes and islands, in the
charming setting of grapevines and ancient millstones, and discover and savour
the best products of ''the Island of Wine".
Cooking courses: The
once-in-a-lifetime experience of experimenting in the kitchen under the guidance
of professional chefs, with whom you will be able to learn all the tricks of
the trade, the emotions of Sicilian cuisine, and the most famous regional
Sicily food, both for those with a sweet tooth, or a taste for the savoury.
To take part in a cooking class in Palermo, to head to a cooking school
in Catania or to follow a Sicilian pastry course means to throw oneself into an
extraordinary world in which aromas, history, culture and traditions overlap
and intertwine to make a unique Mediterranean flavour. It is no coincidence
that Sicily has been defined – in gastronomical terms – not as a region, but a
small continent, such are the many local traditions and historical and cultural
components which over the centuries have followed and overlapped, resulting in
one of the most unique and impressive contemporary food and wine culture
heritages in the world.
During your Sicily vacation don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in this
wealth of flavours and traditions; discover the Sicilying offers dedicated to
cookery, from courses in Palermo to experiences in Catania, Taormina, Ragusa
and many other corners of the island.
Relax & Well-being: lots of
luxurious Sicilian experiences for your peace of mind and beauty satisfaction!
The island offers a range of well-being experiences, to be savoured in one of
the many Sicilian resorts or in a spa. Jacuzzi, Turkish baths, spa pools, are
just some of the treats you can immerse yourself in. Moments of total
On top of this, there are the more complete therapy treatments: a rereading of
the oldest spa traditions, which in Sicily date back to the times of the Greeks
and Romans, taken right up to the cutting-edge of modern well-being science.
Nature: selected routes in the discovery of the most extraordinary (and
lesser-known) of Sicily, to discover its true corners of paradise.
From a naturalistic point of view, it is rare to find a land as diverse as that
of Sicily: the island is a true natural paradise, divided between sea and
mountains, canyons and volcanoes, in a natural territory married for millennia
to history, culture and traditions.
It's not possible to close Sicily off in a single image. The seasons
come and paint a palette of colours ranging from yellow broom and mimosas to
red poppies and purple bougainvillea, from the green meadows to the
sun-scorched ochre of the earth. In springtime the air is filled with the scent
of orange blossoms and broom, the senses exalt and become lost before the
absolute beauty of a never-dull landscape, from which you can pass in just a
few kilometres from 3,000 metres, on Etna, to a sandy cove.
Not only, therefore, one of the most varied and stunning seas of the
Mediterranean, but also unique mountain scenery, extraordinary corners of
nature, where life stirs great emotions.
Sports & Adventure: For lovers of outdoor sports,
classic, innovative and fun offers to be had in the sea, a long series of
hiking, or quad biking and, for the even more daring, a section dedicated to
adventure and extreme sports.
Choose from our selection of sporting holidays and discover a dynamic
Sicily vacation: kite-surfing, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sky diving,
quad biking, softball, diving and much more.
Your holiday can’t do without the
sea, the mountains and powerful feelings of adventure? We offer a wide range of
experiences to be lived while visiting Sicily, from the windy realms perfect
for surfing and windsurfing, to diving down to black lava rocks and submerged
havens, from adventures on the largest active volcano in Europe, to the baptism
Only with Sicilying can you live to
the full your travels and emotions!
Boat holidays: how to live more intensely the wonder of the sea and
the extraordinary coastline of the island?
A Sicily vacation on a boat is
synonymous with sea, wind, nature and total relaxation. It is to immerse
yourself in the most perfect, thrilling and yet relaxing distance from the
hustle and bustle, to give space to the forces of nature. If you love fun in
the waves, but you want to enjoy the blue immensity of the open sea, treat
yourself to a sail!
Courses for beginners or for the
more experienced with professional instructors, days exploring the coast, a
1-week or weekend sail-boat cruise with an experienced skipper, romantic
moments, fishing experiences, snorkelling and diving: Sicilying has selected
this all for you.
Within these categories, Sicilying
offers you a thousand other experiences with which you can live in an extraordinary way your Sicily vacation:
- Unique location for your holiday: you can turn your holiday into something beyond the
norm, choosing from our vacation packages an alternative type of accommodation:
a wine resort, boutique hotel, old farmhouses, castles... and much more!
- Street food: how to fully understand the great traditional Sicilian
dishes and the many shades of flavours of local variations, without going to
the streets? Many of our cooking classes begin
with a visit to the local market, where choosing natural local ingredients is
key to understanding Sicily food and the richness of the tradition of the
island: you have to walk through the historical markets of Palermo, Catania and
Taormina to see the most beautiful fresh fish in Italy and to touch with your
own hands fruits and vegetables full of energy, colour and fragrance. And
during the Sicily tours in the cities of art you won’t miss out on a stop to
taste the best local street food, treasure of extraordinary flavours scattered
along the most populated streets of the city centres.
- And how much more will you find
amongst the Sicilying offers!
An opportunity for Sicilian operators
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the most experienced Sicilian tour operators who want to promote their Sicily
vacations, making available to the tourist only the best of Sicily – the best
that Sicily has to offer, available in just a few clicks and with no risk.
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