Renowned for its volcano, Sicily's landscapes are mainly hilly, and slightly reminiscent of other parts of southern Italy. The slopes of these hills are dotted with small towns and villages, that can be easily explored if travelling by car.
Arranged in asort of rectangular triangle, Sicily has three very distinct sections of coastline. To the north, the rocky creeks alternate with charming fishing villages; to the east, a string of towns sit right on the water's edge, with the smoking cone of Etna rising in the background; and to the south, the banks level off to form beaches perfect for sunbathing, alongside crystal clear waters that are great for swimming in.
With its ancient origins, Sicily has countless relics which still remain today.
If you want to live like a true Sicilian during your stay, the best thing to do is to go to one of the markets, making regular expresso stops, before treating yourself to some real authentic Italian food.