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Destination Guide: Sicily

For many of us Australians, we’re pining for our long awaited European Summer Getaway; the team at EPHEMERA included. So from the comforts of our very own desks we’ve created a Sicilian destination guide to satiate our vacation fantasies.

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is well known for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, authentic cuisine, and crystal clear water. We've created a list of destinations, restaurants, beaches, books & films to transport you directly to Italian soil.

Book Leonardo Sciascia The Wine-Dark Sea

Film A Bigger Splash 2015

Hire Car Fiat 500

is a mandatory visit, known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea.

Stay Villa Sant'Andrea. Old world villas set on an exclusive beach on the bay of Mazzaro

Beach Isola Bella

Visit Gambino Winery. Set in the mountains on a beautiful vineyard with spectacular views of Taormina and its vast coastline.

For Extended Stays Visit the Aeolian Islands, located off the coast of northeastern Sicily. The archipelago is made up of seven islands – We're picking Panarea.

Visit San Pietro District.

Swim Cala Junco.

Stay Hotel Lisca Bianca.

Eat Ristorante Da Pina for local cuisine.

Grab some food supplies like a local at the Ballarò food markets in Palermo. Awaken your senses at the oldest street market selling fruit, vegetables, meat & fish, also known for street food.

Picnic Take your fresh produce and have a picnic by the ocean at Mondello Beach.

is a gem worth visiting and is located along the western coast of Sicily. Well known for its vast history, stunning scenery and a backdrop for movies such as Ocean's Twelve featuring George Clooney. 

Beach Scopello. If you dont have a hire car, then this lust-worthy beach is best reached from Castellammare del Golfo by public transport.

Secluded Beach Cara Marinella. 4.5km away from Scopello

Museum Open-air museum of the Tonnara di Scopello. Learn about the different settlements that shaped the history of Sicily.

Lookout Torre Bennistra. Put some time aside to climb to the top of this historical tower for stunning views of the Scopello coastline and Zingaro Natural Reserve.

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