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From Unesco heritage sites, to the celebrations of Holy Week, passing by the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Sicily offers endless reasons to visit it for the first time and come back again to appreciate each place. Get inspired by our itineraries to plan your next vacation or create your own personalized itinerary with our advice on what to see in each province.

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The Geophysical Observatory of Lipari is one of the branches of the Catania Section of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). It was founded in 1967 to monitor the seismic phenomena and the activity of the Great Crater of Vulcano.…

The kaolin quarries of Lipari are one of the most suggestive places of the whole island. From here you can enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Aeolian Islands and admire nature in all its amazing colors.…

The Sanctuary of Maria Santissima della Catena in Lipari is located in the northern part of the island. It is also called Chiesa Vecchia to distinguish it from the more recent church of Maria Santissima della Purità.…

Villa Santa Lucia of Lipari is an ancient noble residence located in the historical center of the island. Built in the 18th century, it underwent some modifications and transformations at the end of the 19th century.…

The Piazza Arti e Mestieri (Arts and Crafts Square) in Lipari is a small area located a short distance from Marina Corta. It is also called Sopra La Terra and today it is very famous for the so-called Lipari Murals.…

The Aeolian Archaeological Museum, founded in 1954 by Luigi Bernabò Brea and Madeleine Cavalier, documents and illustrates human settlements in the Aeolian Archipelago from prehistory to modern times, following a chronological path spread over several buildings.…

Lipari Cathedral or Cathedral of San Bartolomeo, is the oldest and most important monument within the walls in the Lipari Rock. The church, built in the 11th century by the Benedictine order, has been destroyed and then rebuilt several times throughout history.…

Thelema Abbey is the name Aleister Crowley gave to the house where he lived in Cefalù for three years. The English magician and occultist completely covered the walls with erotic frescoes, which were covered over by the local population after his expulsion from Italy.…

The Lido di Cefalù is the urban beach of the beautiful seaside town of the same name and runs along the seafront for about 1.5 kilometers.…

The Teatro Comunale of Cefalù (Municipal Theater), dedicated to the violinist Salvatore Cicero, is one of the little jewels of the city. Originally built in 1816, the building has undergone modifications and extensions over the years, but has maintained its original appearance.…

The bastion of Capo Marchiafava is an ancient defensive bulwark of Cefalù with a polygonal shape and a point projecting towards the sea. Completed in 1642, it is the most advanced northern bastion of the town's fortification system.…

The Church of the Immacolatella in Cefalù is located in via Mandralisca, a short walk from the Museum. Built in 1661, it was the seat of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, composed of clerics and lay people whose mission was to help the dying.…

The Postierla of Cefalù, or small back door, is an opening carved into the megalithic walls, the ancient fortifications of the Greek era. The opening was made so that the inhabitants could more easily reach a freshwater spring that emerged just a few meters from the sea.…

The Megalithic Walls of Cefalù are the ancient defensive fortifications of the town, named for the imposing size of the blocks with which they were built.…

The Church of Purgatory in Cefalù, also known as the Church of St. Stephen, is one of the few remaining examples of Baroque architecture in the small town. Built in 1668, it was the seat of the Confraternity of the Blacks.…

The Corte delle Stelle (Court of the Stars) in Cefalù is a building designed in 1984 by architect Marcello Panzarella. This space, created as a support to the Auditorium set up in the nearby Church of the Annunziata, is used for exhibitions and cultural activities.…

The Church of the Annunziata in Cefalù is a small 16th-century building located on Corso Ruggero. After a long restoration, today the space is no longer used to celebrate masses but as an auditorium.…

The Church of Maria Santissima della Catena in Cefalù is located in Piazza Garibaldi, where once stood the so-called Porta di Terra. Built in the 18th century for the Lombi family, it is one of the richest churches in the town.…

The Temple of Diana in Cefalù is one of the monuments that can be seen when visiting the Rocca that dominates the town. Despite the name, in reality there is still an aura of mystery around this construction.…

The Castle of Cefalù is one of the most important monuments that can be seen when visiting the Rocca. Due to its position, in the past it played a fundamental role in the defense of the medieval town of Cefalù.…

Porta Pescara is the only surviving one of the four gates that opened along the walls of Cefalù. Its construction dates back to the period when Cefalù was ruled by the Ventimiglia family, between 1200 and 1300.…

The Rocca di Cefalù, together with the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house, is one of the symbols of this splendid seaside town. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the promontory, from the Hellenistic age on, acquired an increasingly important role in the defense against attacks from the sea.…

The Antica Farmacia Cirincione in Cefalù is one of the four historical pharmacies in Sicily, along with the Farmacia Cartia in Scicli, the Farmacia Teresi in Palermo and the Antica Farmacia in Roccavaldina.…

The Osterio Magno is one of the iconic buildings of Cefalù. Built in the early 1300s, it was the winter residence of the powerful Ventimiglia family. Various restoration works have brought to light some pre-existing rooms dating back to the period between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.…

The Mandralisca Museum is a small museum located in Cefalù, a short walk from the Cathedral. It was founded thanks to the testamentary donation of Francesco Pirajno, Baron of Mandralisca, who during his lifetime had amassed a vast collection of artifacts and artwork…

The Cefalù wash house is an ancient public wash house dating back to the Middle Ages. It is one of the most symbolic monuments of this fantastic town and its history is linked to an ancient legend…

The Cathedral of Cefalù is the most famous and extraordinary monument of this beautiful seaside town. Since 2015 it is part of the UNESCO serial site: Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale.…

The church of San Giorgio is one of the most important churches in Castelmola. It houses the precious statue of the saint, which is carried in procession through the streets of the village every year on the feast day of April 23.…

The Castelmola Auditorium is located in Piazza Sant'Antonio, right at the beginning of the city and next to one of its symbols: the ancient Roman arch. It is housed in the ancient church of Sant’Antonio, built between 1400 and 1500.…

Piazza Sant'Antonio is the main square of Castelmola and the entrance to the village. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama that includes Taormina with its castle and the Strait of Messina.…

The Castle of Mola is one of the most beautiful monuments in the village of Castelmola. There is very little information about its construction, but historians think that it could date back to the Roman period.…

The church of San Biagio is one of the oldest churches in Castelmola. The small building is located near a rocky ridge, in a truly panoramic position. From the church square you can admire Mount Etna, Taormina and Giardini Naxos.…

The Antico Caffè San Giorgio is one of the historical places of Castelmola, located in Piazza Sant'Antonio, at the entrance of the village. It was here, at the beginning of the 20th century, that the most typical product of the village was born: almond wine.…

The ancient arch of Castelmola is the symbol of this small village above Taormina. It is located in Piazza Sant'Antonio, right at the entrance to the village. This monumental arch dates back to 900 A.D. and has Greco-Roman architectural features.…

The Bar Turrisi is one of the places not to be missed when visiting the village of Castelmola. Its worldwide fame is due to its very special decor. Everything inside is shaped like or resembles a phallus…

The Cathedral of Castelmola, dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, is the main church of the village. Its current appearance is a mixture of different styles and is the result of the reconstruction after World War I.…