Travel

Two surprising facts you may not know about Sicily

272Views

Sicily, the largest and most romantic island within the Mediterranean, should be on the top of your list for charter destinations. The perfect location to enjoy La Dolce Vita from the deck of your charter yacht, let its natural beauty, picturesque towns and breathtaking landscapes enthral you before you even step foot on land. Upon closer inspection, the diverse culture, divine cuisine, stunning architecture, and rich history are sure to impress even the most sceptical visitor. Favoured among yachters for a good reason, we share two striking things about this marvellous island you may not know, and why you should consider a Sicilian yacht charter for your next luxury getaway.

Sicily is home to 3 active volcanoes

Perfect for all outdoor and extreme sports lovers, the island is home to 3 active volcanoes, two of which are the most active in all of Europe. Actually, there are more than ten known volcanoes located in Sicily, but the active ones are what make the island truly unique. The tallest of the three is Mount Etna, which also happens to be the tallest volcano in Europe, measuring 3,326 metres above sea level. Known to be constantly erupting, it has four crater areas which visitors can hike up to during the summer months and ski near them in the winter. Book a private tour by horseback or helicopter to see this extraordinary work of nature up close. The other two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, located on the Aeolian Islands of the same name, are also spectacular and worth a visit. However, clouds can obstruct the view around Stromboli if it is not a clear day. Rest assured, you will encounter some of the most beautiful natural sites and landscapes during your Sicily yacht charter.

There are several well-preserved Greek ruins in Sicily

Sicily is known to be a cultural melting pot, and for a good reason too. As the island was formerly ruled by the Greek during ancient times, Sicily still retains several fascinating Greek ruins and ancient sites. A wonderful way to learn more about the diverse and captivating past of the island, one of the most impressive sites remains the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this archaeological park consists of eight temples built between 510 BC and 430 BC. Constructed in Doric style, the most significant of the eight is the Temple of Herakles, also the Mediterranean.

Jack Zoe
the authorJack Zoe