Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and although it is part of Italy it feels very different to the mainland.
If you are coming to Sicily for a cultural holiday, avoid if you can the main summer months – it is extremely hot, particularly in August and the main tourist attractions can get busy.
Days 1 and 2: Palermo
Don’t miss Palermo’s street food scene – there are a large food market and many food stalls selling local delicacies ranging from offal sandwiches to pizza.
Day 3: Palermo – Erice – Agrigento
If you have longer than 10 days to spare, consider a couple of nights in this region so you can take a day trip to one of these enigmatic isles.
Days 6 and 7 Ragusa – Noto – Syracuse
From Ragusa, stop for lunch in Noto, another Baroque masterpiece, before continuing on to Syracuse.
Day 8 Syracuse – Mount Etna – Taormina
After your stay in Syracuse, if you set off early you could visit Mount Etna and explore the otherworldly landscapes of this active volcano.