Guide To A Sailing Vacation In Sicily

Otto I. Eovaldi

Sailing in Sicily is something you should do once you get in Italy. It’s one of the best ways to experience how it is to cruise the Mediterranean while interacting with the friendly people of the islands.

Touring Sicily can begin at Palermo, which is composed of 82 cities. Each of them speaks of history, culture, and natural resources of Sicily. But for the lovers of the sea, you may find two places very interesting. One of them is Mondello, which is around 15 kilometers away from the city. This has been converted into a resort; that’s why it’s filled with numerous villas, perfect for a holiday vacation with family and friends. You can also take a stroll to interesting streets like Viale Principe Scalea and Via Ca da Mosto. Another choice will be Grotte dell’Addaura, which is also near Mondello. It also boasts of majestic seafronts as well as caves that are excellent for those who love caving.

The island of Sicily is considered to be the biggest of all autonomous regions of Italy. It covers over 25,000 square kilometers. There are also several islands that surround and are part of the region. This includes the Aeolian Islands, which is located in the north, and the islands of Pantelleria and Pelagie in the south. It also possesses one of the longest coastlines, spanning 1,200 kilometers. Sailing in Sicily gives you the best opportunity to explore the waters and watch the countryside sceneries.

You can take your charter to Eolie and Egadi. The latter is punctuated with colorful reefs and fish. You may also find the tuna processing industry in the area very interesting. Don’t forget to drop by Grotto of the Crib too. The Eolie, or more also known as the Aeolian Islands. There are a number of islands that make up the archipelago, such as Salina, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Stromboli, Basiluzzo, and Panarea. Apart from being a prime spot for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, you can also enjoy fantastic mud baths, which is locally known as fango baths.

The volcanic island of Ustica is a place you should not miss when you go sailing in Sicily. Besides being enriched with several historical and archaeological sites, it’s also blessed with crystal-clear waters and jagged but beautiful coastlines. In fact, these are the reasons why people love to snorkel and dive in this area. There are also countless of caves that you can visit through boat or through land. If you like some privacy, you can anchor close to the smaller beaches of Punta dello Spalmatore, Cala Sidoti, and al Faro.

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