7 Marvelous Things to Do in Messina, Sicily

7 Marvelous Things to Do in Messina, Sicily

Messina sits almost at the northeastern tip of Sicily, just across the strait from Reggio Calabria, the southernmost city in mainland Italy. Despite its prime location, Messina is one of the less frequently visited places in Sicily, and it’s often overlooked in favor of other, more famous cities. Planning your trip to Messina last minute?…

The 11 Best Mt. Etna Wine Tours from Catania & Taormina

The 11 Best Mt. Etna Wine Tours from Catania & Taormina

If you’re planning a trip to Sicily, you’re probably planning to visit its epic coastline, stunning beaches, charming beach towns, and countless historical spots. But there’s one thing you simply can’t miss: visiting the iconic Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in all of Europe. The towering, simmering Mt. Etna is located near the city…

Renting a Car in Sicily: 21 Helpful Tips From an Italian Local (2024)

Renting a Car in Sicily: 21 Helpful Tips From an Italian Local (2024)

While traveling light and relying on a combination of public transit and walking can be incredible, nothing can truly compare to the joy of getting out on the open road. There’s something that’s just so freeing about having your own set of wheels, and renting a car in Sicily is the best way to explore…

The Ultimate 2 Days in Catania Itinerary

The Ultimate 2 Days in Catania Itinerary

Captivating Catania is a Sicilian city right at the foot of Mount Etna that deserves more attention than it gets. It’s best known for its gorgeous Baroque architecture, charming historical town, and of course, stunningly gorgeous views of the spectacular (and spectacularly active) volcano. When living in Italy, I made several trips to Sicily, and on one…

9 Things to Do in Ragusa, Sicily: A Baroque Gem

9 Things to Do in Ragusa, Sicily: A Baroque Gem

Picture a gorgeous hilltop city tucked between the smaller foothills, standing out against the Sicilian landscape. Better yet, it’s close to busier, popular tourist spots on the island like Siracusa (Syracuse) and Catania — yet it’s nice and quiet. For those reasons (and more), I visited Ragusa on one of my trips around Sicily and…

3 Days in Palermo: Itinerary for a Perfect Weekend in Palermo!

3 Days in Palermo: Itinerary for a Perfect Weekend in Palermo!

Picturesque Palermo, one of my favorite destinations in Sicily, is home to spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stunning beaches, and mouth-watering food. The vibrant capital of Sicily is famous for many reasons, including the dubious honor of being the most conquered city in the world. This patchwork of ruling powers over the centuries left behind…