The warm season is the perfect time for a spring break in Sicily. Temperatures rise, nature awakens, and there is no better time to explore the wonders of the island. Where to go? Here are 5 tips for planning your next trip.
A spring break in Sicily is a great idea to enjoy the beauty of the island. The sun makes the colors bright, the sea sparkles and the pink of the blossoming trees is a sight for the eyes. Strolling in nature or perhaps through the streets of a city, an outing to the countryside or lying on the beach and being lulled by the sound of the waves? It’s up to you! Undecided on where to go? Choose from our proposals.
Noto, the ‘Infiorata’
One of the destinations for a spring break in Sicily is Noto. Beyond the sumptuous Baroque, in May the town is full of magic with the famous Infiorata. This year the event is scheduled from May 19th to 23rd, the 44th edition will be dedicated to cinema and will once again take place in the traditional Via Nicolaci, that will be decorated with a carpet of flowers ready to draw evocative images of the big hits seen at the movie theater.
Sailing the Aeolian Islands
People who love the sea will book their trip to the Aeolian Islands. The 7 sisters of the Tyrrhenian Sea show their charm in spring, still free from summer chaos. The verdant hills of Salina, the sulphurous waters of Vulcano, the stark rock of Stromboli, the vibrant Lipari, Panarea in white and blue, the whispers of Alicudi and Filicudi…a tour hard to forget. Dimensione Sicilia, for example, from June 3rd to September 23rd is ready to set sail once again aboard a gulet for an 8-day cruise with their guests.
The Valley of the Temples is dressed in pink
The almond blossom festival celebrated in Agrigento ended a few days ago, but this flower with its pink hues is a symbol of spring. The best place to admire is in Sicily’s best-known archaeological park: the Valley of the Temples. In these months, before the arrival of summer, it is a pleasure to walk among the majestic ruins, witnesses of a millennial past. Columns and statues are scented with olive and almond trees, enjoy this truly special atmosphere that will engage all the senses. The remains of ancient Akragas, described by Pindar as ‘the most beautiful city built by mortals,’ is one of the stops on Dimensione Sicilia tours such as the 10-day itinerary departing from Palermo just tomorrow, on March 21st.
Arbëreshë Easter in Piana degli Albanesi
A spring break in Sicily can also be an opportunity to learn about new cultures, new traditions. And so it is also worth putting Piana degli Albanesi on your bucket list. Indeed, Arbëreshë Easter is that day of the year that comes at the close of the Holy Week. A Greek-Byzantine rite of great solemnity that has been handed down for centuries and that at least once in a lifetime deserves to be experienced in person. Also impressive is Palm Sunday at St. Nicholas Church where palms and olive trees are blessed, recalling Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
Palermo and Catania, spring city break
Palermo and Catania are the two ‘big cities’ on the island, each with their own identity. In the spring months, they become two options for a spring break to appreciate art, fun, history, entertainment…good vibes for those who want to take a dip in the most authentic Sicilianity. With Dimensione Sicilia, there are several alternatives…take a look at our tours and be ready to live the emotions of spring for a new exhilarating adventure made in Sicily.
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