A few hours to visit Sicily
It is always pleasant to go on holiday, soon many of us will take advantage of the Christmas holidays to visit the Christmas markets in European capitals, but others will prefer the tranquility of cruise ships: many stops, althought short, to visit different cities in a short time. If you have decided to book a cruise with a stop in Sicily, today we give you a small guide to visit the most important places of our beautiful island.
Cruise with stop in Catania
If your ship stops in Catania you can decide to visit the city by taking a nice walk from the port to the center. Walking along the Via Cardinale Dusmet, along the “archi della Marina”, you reach Piazza Duomo: here you can visit the cathedral dedicated to Sant’Agata, the Amenano Fountain with the fish market that opens behind it. Walking along Via Etnea, the main street of the city, you can go shopping and also reach Piazza Vincenzo Bellini with the majestic Teatro Massimo. It will obviously not be possible to return by boat without having taken a tasty lunch break: an arancino or a Sicilian cannolo to regain strength!
If you don’t want to venture out, you can book one of our cultural tours or a half-day excursion to Etna with our partner Etna Experience: a few hours to do a light trek on the volcano Etna, a stop that you can’t miss if you come to Sicily!
Cruise with stopover in Messina
If you stop in Messina, it will be interesting to visit the Duomo with its clock tower. It is also easy to reach the beautiful Taormina and visit its monuments: book your private transfer with us, we will accompany you on board comfortable minivans to discover monuments and attractions that deserve to be seen at least once in your life: the Greek Theatre, Isola Bella or Corso Umberto with its shops.
Cruise with stop in Palermo
Palermo is a city rich in architecture and monuments: if you stop in this city you should visit monuments such as the cathedral, the Teatro Massimo and the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, you will be amazed! If the time available to you is large enough you could also take advantage of it to visit the beach of Mondello!