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The climate and the sea in sicily

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Climate and landscapes allow you to practice many outdoor sports in Sicily, combining well-being and fun: you are spoiled for choice.

If you love the sea, you can dedicate yourself to diving and snorkelling, experiencing the emotion of contact with the most evocative fauna and flora and discovering the “Divers’ Paradise” on the seabed of Ustica, in the heart of the first Italian marine reserve. With your eyes you will capture images and chromatic combinations that you thought were pure science fiction. On the surface, however, the sea allying itself with the wind projects you into the light dimension of kitesurfing: practice it in the splendid setting of the Stagnone in Marsala!

For any level of fatigue, for all ages and for any prerequisite for physical activity, from fitness to the search for the limit, the Sicilian natural scenery offers an original and fully comprehensive solution: between a walk with children along familiar paths and the extremes of climbing and ski mountaineering, you can choose commitments with very different coefficients of difficulty, from golf which can be practiced both in the western and eastern parts of Sicily to the most suggestive itinerary by bicycle, from an appointment with freedom on a sailing boat to excursions on horseback, perhaps on Etna or crossing the Argimusco.
The hinterland of Sicily, the heart of the island, is little known. Here the perception of time, the contact with the locals takes place in a natural and wonderful way. Many cultural expressions and millenary traditions, many archaeological, architectural and naturalistic treasures await us.

From the slopes of Etna to the Simeto Nature Reserve, full of lava caves, waterfalls, rapids and lakes. From the Piana degli Albanesi Lake, teeming with life, to the Ficuzza Wood, to find ourselves in the heart of the Madonie Park, dotted with small towns that with their slowness will make you want to never go away.
Enna, the highest capital of Italy, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view over all of Sicily. Caltanissetta with its historic center full of Renaissance and Baroque monuments.

Sutera, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The Andromeda Theater in Santo Stefano Quisquina is a magical place surrounded by the bucolic landscape of the Sicani Mountains.

Even if you are in the center of Sicily, far from the coast, you will happen to enjoy the incredible and privileged view of the Aeolian Islands, and only then will you become aware that you have just concluded a journey to discover the most unusual and, probably, Sicily of the more authentic one.

If there is one thing that Mother Nature has given to this island, it is a wide choice of natural treatments that regenerate body and mind.

Relaxation, sensory well-being, enveloping pleasure, are these your essential travel priorities? You have chosen the right place: Sicily is truly an immense open-air SPA!
Whatever your destination and the duration of your holiday, you will discover that the simplest and most natural things have an extraordinary power on your health.

Breathe deeply and find your balance by taking advantage of the wisdom of ancient woods and the energy of frozen waterfalls. Surround yourself with sun and beauty, linger on the salt crust in the surreal scenery of the Stagnone, or explore and find refreshment in the natural caves dear to the gods of the smaller islands.

A quick glance at the beaches, shores and coves, in the marvelous sea in Sicily, surprising for its transparency and richness of colours.
Let’s start from the south coast of this incredible island, which from Capo Passero in Syracuse to Capo Granitola in Trapani, proudly shows us its golden sand that looks exotic.

Marina di Ragusa, Pozzallo, Punta Secca in the Ragusa area, the Torre Salsa Reserve near Sciacca, the island of Lampedusa and the Scala dei Turchi in Agrigento, have very long beaches, often not very busy, which instill harmony and the “out of this world” relaxation we all seek.

This sandy coast extends as far as Mazara del Vallo and Marsala and continues with the Via del Sale, the Stagnone Reserve and Mozia in Trapani. Here we discover how salt is produced and its dedicated museums. The Riserva dello Zingaro and the fine white beach of San Vito lo Capo need no introduction and open us up to the Tyrrhenian coast, characterized by a succession of beaches and rocks.

The island of Ustica, Cefalù and Mondello in the Palermo area, the Aeolian Islands, Capo d’Orlando and Tindari in the province of Messina and the Egadi Islands in the Trapani area, all overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea, where the blue of the sea is intense and snorkelling is very pleasant.

From Messina begins the east coast with the lava rocks and pebble beaches of Taormina and Giardini Naxos; the Timpa di Acireale Nature Reserve and the rocks of Aci Trezza. Then the sand resumes in the Gulf of Catania, Syracuse, the Vendicari Reserve, up to Marzamemi and the Isola delle Correnti, the precise point where the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join.