Lonely Planet Sicily (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Sicily (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Vesna Maric

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1742200486

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Sicily is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast on Sicilian cuisine, explore the historic charms of Syracuse, climb a fiery volcano, island-hop throughout the Aeolian archipelago, get lost in Palermo's Ballaro market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sicily and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Sicily Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, art, cinema, literature, Sicilian cuisine, wine, the Sicilian way of life, and more
  • Over 59 colour maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Activities, First Time, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Palermo, western Sicily, the Tyrrhenian Coast, the Aeolian Islands, the Ionian Coast, Syracuse, central Sicily, the Mediterranean Coast, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Sicily, our most comprehensive guide to Sicily, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Gregor Clark, and Vesna Maric.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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trattorias. Most of the best are in Ragusa Ibla. Il Barocco TRADITIONAL ITALIAN € OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP ( 093 265 23 97; Via Orfanotrofio 29; meals €17-30) This beloved traditional restaurant has an evocative setting in an old stable block, the troughs now filled with wine bottles instead of water. At the enoteca (wine bar) next door, you can taste cheeses and olive oil and purchase other exquisite Sicilian edibles. Quattro Gatti SICILIAN € OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP ( 093 224 56 12; Via

spleen). You’ll be asked if you want it ‘ schietta ’ (single) or ‘ maritata ’ (married). If you choose schietta , the roll will only have ricotta in it before being dipped into boiling lard; choose maritata and you’ll get the beef spleen as well. You’ll find stalls selling street food all over town, especially in Palermo’s street markets. Eating Palermitans generally dine late, and although kitchens open around 7.30pm, you’ll eat alone if you get to a restaurant before 9pm, particularly in

Battista Fardella; the procession then returns to the church the following morning. The massive crowds that gather to witness the slow march often reach a peak of delirious fervour that is matched only by that of the Semana Santa parades in Seville, Spain. To witness the procession, you’ll need to book your accommodation well in advance. At other times, the figures are on display in the Chiesa del Purgatorio (Click here). For more information, check out www.processionemisteritp.it (in Italian,

There & Away Bus Mazara’s bus station is next to the train station. AST (www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it) travels to/from Marsala (€3, 25 to 45 minutes, three daily except Sunday) and Trapani (€5, 1¾ to 2¼ hours, three daily except Sunday). Lumia (www.autolineelumia.it) runs services between Mazara and Agrigento (€8.90, two to 2¼ hours, three daily Monday to Saturday, one on Sunday) and Salemi (www.autoservizisalemi.it) runs regular services to/from Palermo (€8.70, two hours). Train

Villages Castel di Tusa Sant’Agata di Militello Capo d’Orlando Milazzo Tyrrhenian Coast Why Go? The coastal stretch between Palermo and Milazzo is packed with dramatic beach and mountain scenery, and appealing coastal towns like Cefalù and Castel di Tusa – but once summer rolls around, it’s holiday central, characterised by crowded roads and beaches. Somehow neither this nor the ever-growing proliferation of ugly concrete buildings marring the coastline can dissuade locals from

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