Lonely Planet Sicily (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Vesna Maric
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Lonely Planet Sicily is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feast on Sicilian cuisine, explore the historic charms of Syracuse, climb a fiery volcano, island-hop throughout the Aeolian archipelago, get lost in Palermo's Ballaro market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sicily and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Sicily Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, art, cinema, literature, Sicilian cuisine, wine, the Sicilian way of life, and more
- Over 59 colour maps
- Useful features - including Walking Tours, Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Activities, First Time, Month by Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
- Coverage of Palermo, western Sicily, the Tyrrhenian Coast, the Aeolian Islands, the Ionian Coast, Syracuse, central Sicily, the Mediterranean Coast, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Sicily, our most comprehensive guide to Sicily, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Gregor Clark, and Vesna Maric.
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The Dominican priests who acquired the church in the 16th century cleverly allowed rich families to bury their dead here, thus both collecting income for the priests’ monastery and endowing the church with particularly lavish funerary chapels. There are also some sculptures by Antonio Gagini. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Genovesi CHURCH OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP (Via Squarcialupo; 9am-1.30pm Mon-Fri) Boasting an elegant Renaissance-style facade, this church was built between 1575 and 1591 to a
long-standing Palermitan favourite specialises in low-cost snacks, including delicious arancinette (rice balls filled with meat sauce) and divine panzerotti (stuffed fried dough pockets). The latter come in countless delectable varieties: ricotta and mint, squash blossoms and cheese, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and anchovies, just to name a few. Friggitoria Chiluzzo STREET FOOD € OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP (Piazza della Kalsa; sandwiches €1.50-2; 8.30am-3pm Mon-Sat) This beloved street vendor
� Sicilians dine late, especially in bigger cities, where restaurants don’t typically start filling until after 9pm � Cannoli are meant to be eaten with your fingers, not a fork and knife! What to Wear Appearances matter in Italy. The concept of la bella figura (literally ‘making a good impression’) encapsulates the Italian obsession with beauty, gallantry and looking good. In cities, suitable wear for men is generally trousers and shirts or polo shirts, and for women skirts, trousers or
offshore islands on a day trip. Dive in search of sunken Greek and Roman ships off Capo Graziano on Filicudi . Hold your nose and cover your body with sulphurous ooze in the other-worldly mud baths of Vulcano (Click here). Escape to Alicudi (Click here), where fishermen still run the show and donkeys sometimes seem to outnumber tourists. Getting There & Away Air The only way to reach the Aeolians by air is to take a helicopter. Panarea-based Air Panarea ( 090 983 44 28;
which has a DOC (Denominazione di origine controllata) accreditation and a sweet taste of honey. Many restaurants close during the winter season between late October and Easter. Gilberto e Vera SANDWICHES € OFFLINE MAP (www.gilbertoevera.it; Via Garibaldi 22-24; sandwiches €5; 7.30am-3pm & 4pm-midnight) This rather touristy place near Marina Corta is a convenient spot to pick up sandwiches for a day of hiking or beach-hopping. There are over two dozen varieties on the menu, with Sicilian