5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this summer

5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

The summer holidays are almost among us and families are getting ready to pack their bags and leave for the 3 S’s (sun, sea and sand) (some cool dudes may be heading somewhere cold for the summer). Our plans are still open, having already jetted to North Cyprus for my brother’s wedding earlier in June this year, so after doing some research and trying to find some great ideas on where to travel next, I stumbled upon an article about Sicily and the island looks breathtakingly beautiful. Here are 5 reasons why you – and we – should holiday in Sicily with the family this summer:

Untouched history

Sicily is bigger than you think. It takes about five hours to drive from the east coast to the west. Palermo, its capital, is the place to go to find the heart of Sicily and other great landmarks like Zingaro Nature Reserve. Check out this infographic below of some unforgettable tour ideas to make the most out of your holiday in Sicily.

5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries - holiday in Sicily infographic

The authentic Mediterranean food

Sicilian food - 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

Fruits and vegetables are ripe and rich and Sicilian food apparently offers a more specific and authentic twist on Italian food. The locals love to eat!

The biggest active volcano in Europe!

The biggest active volcano in Europe - Mount Etna - 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries


There is a park in Catania where you can sit and watch the sun set and its colours bounce off the landmark active volcano, Mount Etna.

The people

The people - 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

(Image taken from jpgmag.com)

Hospitable, warm and friendly, you should expect a Mediterranean welcome when you visit Sicily. But, this isn’t a place for lager louts or rowdy tourists – the locals do not particularly understand the drunken, boozy way of life. Ideal for families then!

The views

The views look delicious. The 280 beaches in Sicily are said to be some of the most beautiful in the world, along with the amazing weather that Sicilians enjoy for half of the year. Summers stretch from May to October and the island enjoys many vibrant colours, thanks to its rugged coastal landscapes and white golden beaches. See for yourself:

The views - 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

(Image taken from travelzoo.com)

The views - 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

(Image taken from travelzoo.com)

If you are in Europe this summer and want to check out Sicily during your travels, there are ferries to Sicily that you can take from parts of Italy, so you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, and stop off in Sicily for some extra Mediterranean culture (my favourite kind).

Ferries to Sicily 5 reasons why you should holiday in Sicily with the family this year - motherhooddiaries

Featured image taken from EasyJet

If you’re looking to tick all the boxes during your summer holiday with the family, i.e. sun, sea, sand, heat and activities aplenty, then Sicily is definitely up there on the list of places to visit this year. The island’s virtually untouched beauty is a sight for sore eyes and a great place to build on the bank of great memories with the family.

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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