Sunday, 20 April 2014
Our Sea and Islands



Featured destinations in Sicily

"Who has never desired, at least, to know Sicily? Few people or no one; the fame of its beauty is universal, and the memory of it has to be linked to the history of the most widespread civilisations"...


Trekking in Sicilia

Spring is a beautiful season for trekking in Sicily. Many environmental associations hiking island offer their calendars to experience the Sicilian mountains with guides fun and safe. A good opportunity to learn new environments and new friends, hiking, snowshoeing and more.

 Restored the Martorana church

Restored the "Martorana"

Reopened to the public after restoration, the church of St. Mary's, known as "Martorana" for its proximity to the convent of the same name in Piazza Bellini. Inside the wonderful Byzantine mosaics. An Arab traveler, Ibn Jubair, who visited it in 1184, called it "the most beautiful work that there is in the world." Today is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful religious buildings of Palermo and Sicily.

The Dancing Satyr returns to Mazara del Vallo

The Dancing Satyr returns to Mazara del Vallo

The famous bronze statue of a beautiful dancer of Dionysus, found in the spring of 1998 during a fishing trip in the Strait of Sicily, back to Mazara del Vallo after his long tour in London. On the occasion of his return, will be the presentation of the two cultural routes from the Museum to the city: "The contemporary work of Peter Consagra" in the center of Mazara del Vallo and "Archaeology of Islam."

Palermo in classifica top 5 cittą per lo

Palermo fifth in the world rankings for the "Street food"

A recent ranking, prepared by the American social network Virtual Tourist, put Palermo in fifth place in the ranking of the best cities producing "street food" in the world. Bangkok is at the top, followed by Singapore, Menang and Marrakesh. Palermo is known for the richness of ancient popular recipes: arancini with meat or cheese, fritters, fried vegetables and "stigghiole".

villa Casale

Restoration of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina

Perhaps only the former owners had seen so beautiful and full of charm. It took five years of work, eighteen million and the work of fifty young surgical experts, but now that the restoration of the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina is finished, mosaics, plaster and every room of this heritage, return emotions, impressions, of a world that no longer exists but that Sicily has retained.

The Valley of the Temples

The Spectacle of Greater Greece in the Valley of the Temples

The most imposing monument, of the whole Greater Greece, is situated in an enchanted valley, with flowery almonds. The result of this admixture between the cultural background, created by man, and natural environment is the unrepeatable charm of this site. The Valley of the Temples is the most important witness of the ancient classical culture. It puts together God and Goddesses temples as well as the area of the necropolis.

Palazzo Branciforte - Palermo

Palazzo Branciforte - Palermo

Fondazione Banco di Sicilia is intended to make the historic building located in via Bara all'Olivella, in the heart of Palermo, a prestigious reference point in the cultural sicilian and national panorama. The restoration work, entrusted to the well-known architect Gae Aulenti, is concluded and it will be given back to the citizens, fully usable, as a cultural centre dedicated to the art and creativity. It will become one of the most beautiful and rich in history buildings of Palermo.

Sicilian hospitality

Sicilian hospitality

To help you plan your stay in Sicily, here is a database that covers the entire range of the offer of accommodation on the island. Hotels, B&B, apartment, farmhouse, holiday resorts and even rooms for rent in the provinces of Palermo, Trapani, Agrigento, Enna, Caltanissetta, Catania, Siracusa and Ragusa.


Golf in Sicily

For all those who love golf, Sicily offers different golf structures, that are located in different areas of the Island, in order to combine an holiday sport to the visit of this beautiful and enchanted island.

Memories of Sicily, where our History began

Memories of Sicily, where our History began

"Arca dei Suoni" is a project aimed at the collection, sharing and preservation of sound documents related to the life and history of the local communities of Sicily. The core idea is to actively involve high schools and cultural associations in a network, in order to get them to record, upload and download audio(visual) files - after proper theoretical and practical training - through a dedicated platform so as to foster awareness of the citizens direct responsibility in the monitoring and protection of the Sicilian cultural heritage.



Pasqua in Sicilia

Easter in Sicily

Easter celebrations in Sicily are a wonderful opportunity to visit lesser-known villages that reveal strong traditions, often in country areas where you can still relive the beauty of the past of our ancestors.

Concerti al Teatro Greco di Taormina

Taormina Events at the Greek Theater

Pop music concerts held at the Greek Theatre in Taormina in summer 2014:
Laura Pausini - The Greatest hits world tour 10 e 11 maggio 2014
Gianni Morandi & Big Band 31 maggio 2014
Negramaro 22 luglio 2014
Emma Limited Edition 26 luglio 2014
James Blunt 27 luglio 2014

Teatro Massimo - Palermo: Season 2014

The 2014 season, which will open in January with a tribute to Richard Strauss on the 150th anniversary of the birth: "Feuersnot" ("The Night of St. John") directing the care of the Sicilian Emma Dante, who will make his debut as at the Teatro Massimo. On the podium back another famous musician from Palermo, Gabriele Ferro, which Strauss has dedicated many important stages of his career. 2014 will therefore pursue their own path through famous operatic repertoire titles of the most beloved (Otello, Don Giovanni, Norma, Tosca and La fille du regiment) not to mention a further rarity, ævanda, dudįk Jaromķr Weinberger. Finally, two events with dancing, Carmen and Romeo and Juliet in March to December.

Pupo siciliano