Sicily is ideal for a romance. It is everywhere – in the scenic sea views from uphill, charming setting of the dining table under the open air, in the legends that tell stories about almost any corner in Sicily.
Here we go with the 10 most romantic places in Sicily:
The Aeolian Islands
Lipari or Volcano, Panarea or Stromboli – romance is all around. Whether you are there for a day tour or a cruise around the islands on a yacht, the chances are high that you will want to stay longer. Come here with your beloved one and this become a very special trip.
2. Isola Bella, Taormina
Probaby the most photographed spot in all Sicily, Isola Bella is also the most wanted place among Sicilian brides-to-be. Take a small boat from here to explore the coast along one of the most romantic places in Sicily – rocky seaside full of caves won’t leave you indifferent.
The biggest island among the Egadi archipelago, Favignana is an amazing place to visit on a trip to West Sicily. Take a ferry from Trapani or Marsala to discover delicious romantic restaurants and finest beaches.
A fishermen’ village next to a bigger neighbour Catania, Acitrezza is ideal for a relaxing promenade along the sea. The famous Faraglioni are featured in Odyssei, and that’s exactly the place where the legends meet the reality.
5. Scala dei Turchi (the Turkish Stairs), Realmonte
The southern coast of Sicily is full of romantic bays and lovely beaches, but the Scala dei Turchi beats them all. Come here with your beloved one on a dawn after a walk along historic Valley of the Temples. Such a day will remain in your heart for years.
Get lost in the narrow cute streets of this little town on the top of the hill to enjoy stunning sea views and observe Sicilian peaceful life of a small place. Savoca hosted the most romantic scenes of the Godfather, and there are good reasons for that!
Seemingly far away from everything, Marzamemi is definitely a place to enjoy with a beloved one. Enjoy the promenade and an afternoon ‘aperitivo’ overlooking the bay after a day on a pleasant sandy beach.
Erice is different from everything else in Sicily. A small town uphill easily accessible from Trapani, it has amazing views on the Egadi islands from one side and to Castellammare del Golfo to the other side. The castle and the medieval atmosphere makes is a very romantic place.
Cefalu is a wonderful mix of the beach and history, a perfect size town that has a lot to offer. If you have to choose only one place for your romantic vacation in Sicily – make it Cefalu!
10. Ragusa Ibla
The only place in our list pretty distant from the sea, but it is very much worth it! A walk around Ragusa Ibla on a warm sunny day won’t let you indifferent. And you will regret you wouldn’t plan to stay longer.