Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, offering travellers an array of vibrant cities, ancient ruins, diverse landscapes and food bursting with flavour. It’d be impossible to cram everything it has to offer into a week, so to help you plan your Sicily itinerary, we’ve picked out the highlights.
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Founded by Corinthians around 734BCE, Syracuse was one of the first major colonies on the island and became the chief city of ancient Greek Sicily. Its Greek (and Roman) heritage is still clearly visible today, most notably in the Neapolis Archaeological Park. This contains an enormous Greek theatre and Roman amphitheatre, plus the Ear of Dionysius – a man-made cave carved into the Teminite Hill, known for its powerful acoustic effects. Take a stroll across the Umbertino Bridge to the old town, on the island of Ortigia, and soak up the charming atmosphere as you meander the narrow, pedestrianised streets.