Things to Do in Sicily for Couples

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  • Robert M
    9 contributions
    This is a fascinating tour of an old and fashionable private house. The tours are of small groups (5-8 people) and are led by one of the two sons of the owners. Great insights into the changes over centuries in Palermo. Definitely recommend.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Mike E
    Castlebcary26 contributions
    Saw the sites, climbed quite a lot, 'scree ran 'down the Volcanic ash stream (quite fun but hairy if you were to fall over)
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • gigaiugi
    Stavanger, Norway370 contributions
    This is really a gem! Take the opportunity to visit this place before the sunset and enjoy the view and its colours. Because the restaurant, it's possible to have lunch or aperitivo sitting in front of it. Absolutely recommended for couples, friends or families. Usually it's really windy, so just be careful in case of small children.
    Written 18 May 2017
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  • sarahbZ6282EX
    Nairobi, Kenya7 contributions
    Exceptional day out! Took our breath away. Definitely put it on your list. We were blown away by the architecture and little streets to stroll round. Life experience
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Bernarda K
    Ljubljana, Slovenia2 contributions
    Amazing place, very nice to visit. You can admire Etna and the coast from a beautiful theatre garden.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • OAP Frog
    London, UK3 contributions
    The entrance fee is steep at €19 but we thought it was worth it, if only to see the Capella Palatini which is absolutely amazing.

    We were blown away by the 12th century mosaics which are jaw dropping - but I guess if mosaics/churches are not your thing you probably shouldn’t bother. Don’t overlook the painted, moulded ceiling of the chapel which looks like something from the Alhambra and would merit a chapter of its own if it wasn’t put in the shade by the bling on the walls; a fascinating mixture of cultural influences.

    The rest of the palace and the garden are interesting but not exceptional - with the honourable exception of the tower room in the royal apartments which has yet more splendid mosaics of a secular nature including a pair of wonderfully cross eyed cheetahs.

    Overall it should be on your agenda if this sounds appealing but a 4 star rather than 5 star as the ticket price is high compared to everywhere else in Palermo.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • AKC60
    Reigate, UK75 contributions
    The inside looks sumptuous, the outside looks stunning... such a beautiful building. Don't miss it. It's in a great location, too, as the area around it also contains some standout visual gems.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Getaway27031075360
    2 contributions
    We took the guided tour, having with us a 4yo and a 12yo. If you manage to explain to your kids that they must stay quiet for about half an hour, the tour is really great. You get a lot of info, but if you are lucky, you can get also some rehearsals (as we did). The kids were facinated, as the acoustic is great. It is a short tour, you won’t get tired or bored. It is the biggest theatre in Italy, really imppressive, although it would need some restoring.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • HT1024
    Singapore, Singapore894 contributions
    There may still be some fishing, but it's a popular tourist sight now. Lovely to walk around the small streets, visit some shops, sit out and have a meal/drink. We drive past the overflow car park and straight into the village. There is a small car park that could accommodate about 10 cars.
    Written 9 November 2018
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  • Magaluf
    Majorca, Spain168 contributions
    Can be Maldives, it could be an island of nowhere in the Indian Ocean… it could be but is not. It is the Italian territory of Lampedusa, just an hour flight from Napoli. The place is absolutely non-European all the way, and it should not be, 155 km away from North Africa.
    On a more pragmatic matter, the sea is green smarald & blue and it is heavienly. Beech fairly regular and I am not keen on Italian style of people sitting on top of each other on the sand. I suggest not taking an umbrella and spend the time just in the water … at the end ne of the day, this is the real attraction!
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Danny A
    Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom6 contributions
    What a stunning place - the birds, especially flamingos, were astounding.

    The cafe was an unexpected treat.

    Fortunately, we’d read previous reviews, warning about the car park scam.
    He tried to get us, too. You hear a bang on your car as you drive out and he drives after you, saying you hit his car. We drove off!
    Very grateful for the warning.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Andy M
    London, UK144 contributions
    Bought and content with the cheapest ticket. Despite being and looking 70, the meanies wanted to see my passport to get age discount. Who carries their passport? It felt like residual Mafiosa policy. However, the cheapest ticket lets you see around the main and wonderful body of the Cathederal, then find the far corner entrance to the Cloister and 'treasure' displays.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,024 contributions
    This beautiful church is something to put on your itinerary when in Palermo. It is centrally located and can easily be included in a walk around the city. The decoration inside is really beautiful.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Michelle D
    Seattle, WA80 contributions
    Visited and had lunch by the flats. Really interesting little tour and visit inside the working windmill. Like the land time forgot with how manual the process is in the interest of quality. I liked it and leaned a lot on a short amount of time. Had a fantastic Burrata salad at the little spot overlooking the flats, too. That didn’t hurt. Worth a stop!
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • TPK751
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates581 contributions
    We arrived from the south entrance.

    Parking : Free. Nobody asked us some coins to "watch" our car. Secondary parking was still available when we left at noon. Otherwise, there is a private parking at 7 euros per day further away.

    Footwear : it is clearly forbidden to "wear inadequate footwear", which means flip-flops and sandals. We strongly recommend closed shoes as there are rocks on the way to the beaches. On top of wearing hiking shoes, locals were also carrying beach footwear as pebbles or rocks can get very hot at the beach.

    Accessories : it is also clearly forbidden to "carry umbrellas, chairs and inflatable floating mats".
    We managed to create some shadow with a sheet and some branches (see photos). These sheets are called "telo mare" and are sold 5-7 euros by streehawks in any city beach.
    Someone had a foldable tent that can be carried in a beach bag. We don't know if it is acceptable or if it was sneaked in. Therefore, we don't know if pop-up tents are OK, as they are bulkier, therefore obviously visible.

    Beaches : we only went to the beach closest to the south entrance (Cala Capreria) as we only planned to stay a couple of hours.
    You'd better arrive before 9am to secure a place by the cliff and create some shadow easily.

    Positive side :
    > clear water with many fishes (see photo)
    > no streethawk
    > less crowd than city beaches, and far better behavior
    > one of the cleanest beaches of Sicily (usually, free public beaches in Sicily look like big ash trays full of cigarette butts).

    Precaution
    > no food offer
    > no toilets
    > you have to create shadow by yourself
    > leave with your trash (trash bin at the entrance of the reserve)
    > arrive early (before 9am)
    Written 13 August 2022
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