If you fancy a break in Europe that involves plenty of sunshine, beautiful beaches, culture and great food then check out the range of short breaks in Sicily, available to book now through Coop Travel.
The island of Sicily is located a mere 3km off the coast of mainland Italy across the Strait of Messina and a major infrastructure project is now underway to build a suspension bridge across the water. For the moment though, regular car and passenger ferries bring visitors to the island, along with a number of airlines.
Sicily is an ideal as a destination for couples, groups and families. If it's culture you want from your Italy holiday, then the island's plentiful supply of churches and cathedrals in the capital city of Palermo are certainly worth exploring. The Moorish Castello della Zisa in the western part of the city is a good place to start. The mix of architectural styles taking in Byzantine, Arab, Norman and Renaissance influences help to make the capital an incredibly varied place, while its markets, traffic, quiet backstreets and noisy squares can leave your head spinning.
Getting around the island during a holiday to Sicily is made a lot easier thanks to the train network that links the major towns. And it's certainly worth going exploring during your trip. The beaches on Sicily's east coast are a major pull for tourists and resorts such as Taormina are very popular with visitors. Pay a visit to what must be Sicily's most well-known attraction, Mount Etna, or gaze upon the remains of the Roman amphitheatre in Catania. Regardless of whether you want to spend your holiday soaking up the sun or exploring historic monuments, Sicily is a wonderful destination.
Discover more about this Mediterranean gem by getting in touch with Coop Travel for some impartial advice. Our travel advisors are highly experienced and will be able to guide you through the simple process of booking Sicilian holidays online with ease.
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