8Sicily: The Crown Jewel of the Mediterranean

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a land of contrasts.

Its dramatic landscapes range from the smoking summit of Mount Etna to the pristine beaches along its coastline. The island is also steeped in history, with ancient Greek temples, Roman ruins, and Baroque cities dotting its terrain. A visit to Taormina, perched on the cliffs overlooking the Ionian Sea, is a must. The Greek Theater here offers stunning panoramic views and is a venue for concerts and events. Palermo, the island’s capital, is a vibrant city with a mix of architectural styles that reflect its rich history.