Explore Sicily's Volcanic Landscape
Just a 20-mile drive inland from Catania is Mount Etna with its solid rivers of lava that have left an eerie lunar landscape. Hike to the top or take the cable car that starts at Rifugio Sapienza. The views from the top reward the effort of getting there but it will be cold even in Summer so go prepared. On the way home take a diversion to Etnaland and let the children enjoy this theme park with its thrills and spills and dinosaur models.
San Vito lo Capo is a charming little fishing town with some of the island's best beaches, like Spiaggia di Macari. Wander around the historic town before taking a whale or dolphin watching boat trip.
Distances to spiagge di Cefalù
- From Palermo Airport: 62 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes
Visit the Norman castle that sits on a high ridge of lava at Aci Castello and tour its museum and botanical gardens. Then drive the short distance to the small village of Aci Trezza where the landscape is dominated by eight volcanic stacks that feature in Homer's Odyssey.
Distance to Aci Castello
- From Catania Airport: 9 miles, about 30 minutes
Tourism, wine and sea salt production and agriculture that focuses on citrus, nuts and cheese are Sicily's main economic sectors. Heavier industries include chemicals, mining and oil refining. The largest events, exhibition and conference venue in Sicily is Palermo's Fiera de Mediterraneo, a huge space divided up into 18 pavilions.
Distances to the Fiera de Mediterraneo
- From Palermo Airport: 17.5 miles, about 30 minutes
- From Trapani Airport: 67.5 miles, about 1 hour 20 minutes
- From Catania Airport: 133.5, about 2 hours 20 minutes