As any Sicilian will tell you, food is the most important part of any family get-together. In the cuisine you can see how different cultures have influenced the island over the years, with couscous dishes from North Africa, fish, olives and pistachios from Greece, and rice and spices from the Arab world, all combining to make a mouth-watering experience.
If you want to add an educational element to your holiday a trip to one of Sicily’s well-preserved ancient sites is recommended. The coastal town of Taormina is perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and was an important town during the rule of both Greece and Rome. As a result it is littered with classical architecture, the most famous example being its ancient Greek theatre, built in a dramatic position overlooking the cliffs and sea.
After volcano climbing, river trekking, sightseeing and swimming, your family will probably welcome some relaxation time. So then it would be the perfect time to put your feet up, open a bottle of Sicilian wine and enjoy real family time, Sicilian style.