The long history and breathtaking natural landscape of Sicily makes it a popular choice for visitors. Booking a sailing holiday from this island – the largest in the Mediterranean Sea – enables you to experience its multifaceted landscape from a different vantage point. While the volcanic Aeolian Islands are a bit ambitious as a day sail from Palermo or Catania, there are plenty of other options if you’re keen to make it there and back without staying overnight. Here we reveal some of the best day trips you can do around Sicily by boat.
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Levanzo, Favignana and Marettimo are the largest of the five Aegadian Islands, also known as the Islands of Goats. On Favignana, a former tuna processing factory now houses a multi-purpose museum, while on neighbouring Levanzo you should check out the prehistoric cave paintings in the Grotta del Genovese. Marettimo lies further west and offers a more wild and unspoilt landscape. Dip below the surface and you’ll see why the clear waters that surround the trio make this a popular destination for diving enthusiasts.