Best Sicily Hidden Gem Attractions

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Best Sicily Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Ana V
    Eugene, OR651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale are astounding. There are over 37,000 sq. feet of beautiful mosaics here you will not see at any other ancient site. It is a wonderful thing that mud preserved these floors. Since it was mud, the walls are not well preserved and it is difficult to see the wall frescoes. The mosaics help to tell stories of ancient life and it is a good idea to go through with a guide.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • bdearl41
    Greensboro, NC299 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really great experience about 45 minutes outside of Taormina. And easy and pretty drive through the country takes you to the mountains to see the gorges. We did the walking, splash pad and basic visit, but wish we had just done the basic.
    The walking path takes you to the Venus Source which is beautiful and gives you above views of the canyon below, but the real star is the gorge itself. Taking the lift down makes it an easy trek for old and young. With our 5 and 8 year old we were able to work our way up quite a bit through the canyon.
    The kids had swim shoes which I would recommend. My feet were torn up by the end. The water is VERY cold but very refreshing on a hot August day. Fight through it and work your way up the canyon. It’s worth it.
    Skip the splash pad. We did it for the kids but it was way too expensive for what it was.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Ros0604
    London, UK292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fascinating visit - really interesting history and building, filled with lovely things. Excellent tour. Wonderful that it is still a home, lived in and loved. Highly recommend this visit. Allow time to find it - fairly neat the cathedral but in the backstreets
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • R K L
    Seattle, WA2,565 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chiesa Del Gesu was a surprisingly gorgeous baroque church which was bombed during the Second World War and restored over several subsequent years. The result of the restoration and continued preservation was quite stunning and more than worth our visit.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Flying Cloud
    Hilton Head, SC78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Tour in English, and the information was great. We watched a video that explained the process, and then walked the Salt Mine and the information was explained again in the real setting. I can't think of many tours that offered this kind of experience.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • S_Hvass
    Bramming, Denmark718 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an absolute must see when in Sicily. The nature here is quite spectacular and so is the wild life. Also the paths are very well laid out and makes sure that you se all the sights on the route. Especially taking a rest at the sanctuary at one end of the path overlooking the sea in total peace and quiet is a lovely experience. As scandinavians is was also a big thing to see flamingos in the wild. We have never been in an area like this, and as a hiker and nature lover this was an absolute favorite experience on our trip to Sicily. There is a small admission fee and parking fee here, but it is worth the spend. Only regret is that we didn't visite one of the small restaurants there, because they looked very cozy.
    Written June 2, 2023
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  • GC_TPH
    Dublin, Ireland253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cala Pulcino was under mostly closed due to the risk of rocks falling due to the beach.
    However positioned just beside the greatly famous ISOLA DEI CONIGLI beach, shares the colour of the water, the beauty and the African/Caribbean flavour.
    it is another MUST SEE (if it is legal to do so), and hopefully the Sicilian Authorities will work on this.

    It takes a good 25/30 minuted by walk to reach the beach, so it is another experience like to be in Arizona canyon or creek.
    Fantastic.
    Written October 4, 2020
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  • Alexandra B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Guide was very friendly and explained us the surrounding and showed us plants special for this area. The highlight was to take a dip in one of the pools with clean, clear water. So refreshing. The tour was easy to go.
    Really great Landscape with beautiful views.
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Houssein S
    Paris, France3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hi everyone ! My bf is Sicilian, he brings me there to surprise me and honestly this is the best sport to swim, to admire the beauty of Mother Nature. You are surrounded by mountaign and beautiful fresh air !!!!!!!!! Go there ....
    Written September 2, 2019
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  • rhbphoto
    Danville, PA183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Gambino Winery was a stop on our small group food and wine tour of Sicily.
    We had a fabulous wine tasting and pairing. The staff was very pleasant and informative as we were not familiar with the grape varieties that grow near Etna. Our stay was leisurely and inviting. We enjoyed the experience so much that we shipped wine back to the USA. Wine tasting outside the USA is so, so much better.
    Written November 15, 2023
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  • Lei C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had so much fun and learning from the two hours spent at the Archimede Museum. Our guide Lucia was so passionate and knowledgeable about Archimede’s inventions, and she also let us try burning leaves with Archimede’s mirror. Very fun! I would highly recommend it - both for adults and kids.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Iain B
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great place to visit. Described as caves but actually an ethnographic museum based on a group of old houses that a partially built in the cave.
    Nice bar with a small terrace and large area of seating in the garden. There's now a charge of € 3 per person.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Lauren C
    Brooklyn, NY21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is spectacular! As is Michele. I was told about this museum from a local and I was SO lucky I visited before I left Aspra. I’ve traveled quite a bit and have been to most of the “ greats” i.e the Louvre, Vatican, etc but the Museo dell'Acciuga was seriously the best museum I’ve ever visited BY FAR. This passion project (admission is free so please make sure you leave a generous donation!) comes from the heart and is beautiful tribute to Sicily, keeping alive a part of history. My visit was so special and moving that I haven’t really processed it yet. It’s hard to put into words the emotions given by Michele in this dynamic and interactive exhibit - part history lesson (but more fun!) part trip down memory lane, part show (ranging from historic relics. select artworks on display from local artists, visuals, music, so many photo opps (with you as the star!) and impromptu live concerts by the man himself! It was such an authentic, unique and overall incredible experience on all levels (especially being Italian-American). I teared up quite a few times in fact. Grazie di cuore Michele for letting me into your magical world. I will cherish this experience deep in my heart for as long as I live. And I will whole-heartedly recommend your museum as the best one I know, to everyone I know! A presto io spero!
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • genibre69
    London, UK3,446 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For only a measly €4 entry fee, this place is well worth it. I would advise though you get a brief intro from the reception on the history and layout as there are some English placards inside, but it comes across as haphazard, so she sets the stage for what you will see. The history is quite comprehensive and there are tons of artifacts, including uniforms from each country involved in the war, as well as weapons, etc. The machine gunner in the “bunker” made me jump at first. Incredibly vivid videos and photos of the impact of the war on Sicily, and absolutely wonderful photo exhibition at the end by an American photographer who fought and was injured. One minor point: some random employee told me to stop taking photos at one point: of a English translation PLACARD. There are no signs indicating no photos from what I recall so I ignored her. How silly!
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • murrayld
    Esher, UK207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a truly amazing trip to Cavegrande. Was worried about the walk but it was really no problem for 4 of us including a 7 & 11 yr old.
    Is essentially a 2k walk downhill (40mins) thru amazing scenery and then you come to the most idyllic setting of ravines and waterfalls. The water was absolutely gorgeous and some great jumps for the kids.
    The walk back up was slightly more arduous but took less than an hour and was more than worth it for the natural scenery.
    & it didn’t cost a penny, which is almost unheard of on holiday.
    Loved it.
    Written August 30, 2023
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