Sicily Christmas holiday 2014: three ideas for you

Sicily Christmas holiday 2014Ancient history, art and culture, culinary traditions: this is Sicily, a perfect place for a pleasant journey. And you’d like to spend there your Christmas holiday 2014. But Sicily is big, with a lot of cities and places to see. And you don’t know where to go. Don’t worry: there are three good ideas for you.

 

Palermo

The first idea for you is the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily. Ballarò neighborhood, I Quattro Canti square, Fontana Pretoria, Chiesa della Martorana, Chiesa di San Cataldo, the Cathedral and the Cappella Palatina are the best places to see in this city.

Visiting Palermo means also tasting the local and traditional dishes: cannoli, cassate, arancini, boiled octopus, bread with pig spleen, cicirieddu (little fried fishes), panelle (sweet fritters prepared with chickpea flour), sfincione (a sort of bread prepared with onion, tomato, anchovies, caciocavallo).

 

Catania

A city with various souls: Baroque, Medieval, Greek, Roman, subterranean. The places to visit during a Christmas holiday in Catania are Piazza Duomo, the old town centre, Ursino castle, Bellini gardens, Etnea street.

And some of the culinary specialties of Catania are pasta alla norma, pasta con le sarde, caponata, cassata, spaghetti alla carrettiera, water-ice.

 

Messina

The places to visit in Messina are Piazza della Repubblica, Viale San Martino, Piazza Cairoli, Via Santa Cecilia, Piazza Duomo, Fontana di Orione. And, while you are visiting these charming places, you can taste the traditional and typical culinary specialties of Messina, such as arancini, caponata, pasta con le sarde, cassata, water-ice.

 

These are three good ideas for your Christmas holiday 2014 in Sicily. And the only thing to do is book a ferry to Sicily.

 

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