For Jeremy’s article on Sicily at Wanderlust, the travel magazine, see:

For a review of travel books on Sicily, see:

Here are some links with further information. While they have been selected as interesting and relevant, we can take no responsibility for the content of external sites.


BB22 – stylish, comfortable B&B with two central establishments

BB Serpotta – excellent B&B, plus modern apartments, in central location off Via Cavour

Teatro Massimo – Palermo’s opera house, online booking available

Museo Diocesano, Palazzo Arcivescovile (Diocesan Museum, Archbishop’s Palace) art gallery

Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonio Salinas” (Regional Archaeological Museum “Antonio Salinas”)


Case Sicilia – central, self-catering apartments offered with good service

B&B Casa Mia – comfortable, well appointed B&B in Corso Umberto, a ten minute walk from Ortygia

Aretusa Vacanze – rooms with kitchenette in Residence Hotel, with roof terrace, in central Ortygia

Comune di Siracusa – local Government, with information for visitors on hotels, historical sites, events and festivals (in Italian)

Archimedes Park Museum – contains reproductions of Archimedes’ war machines and other devices


Sicily Personal Guide – personalised tours of Sicily for small groups, provided by Sergio Morabito

The Times of Sicily, a key source of information on the island

Best of Sicily – comprehensive site for visitors on many aspects of Sicily

Peter Sommer Travels – expert-led small group cultural and archaeological tours by land and by Turkish gulet. Trips include scheduled historical and gastronomic tours and private tailor-made tours in Sicily.

Wonders of Sicily – celebrates the monuments and culture of Sicily with great photography

La RosaWorks – New Yorker Karen La Rosa’s boutique company organises customised tours of Sicily. This website is interesting in itself and includes a list of recommended reading (featuring both Palermo, City of Kings and Syracuse, City of Legends)

Visit Sicily – the official portal for Sicilian tourism

Motya info – history and pre-history of Sicily


Sicilian writers in translation:

Andrea Camilleri

Leonardo Sciascia

Vincenzo Consolo

Elio Vittorini

Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Luigi Pirandello

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