A family holiday is the perfect opportunity for children and teenagers to discover some of the world’s most gorgeous spots whilst also giving the adults some much-deserved downtime, which is why now is the right time to plan.
Sicily has always been a safe bet for Maltese family trips, offering incredible holiday destinations at reasonable prices, and this summer is the season to level it up with Virtu Ferries. If it’s a family holiday you’re looking for rest assured that Sicily is just the place you need to visit. Take a look at these incredible sights. and find out how you can level up your family holiday this summer!
Treat yourself at Taormina
There’s a reason why this destination has been nicknamed the pearl of the Mediterranean. Overlooking the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea sits the enchanting town of Taormina, an iconic tourist destination adorned with medieval architecture, sandy beaches and the Teatro Antico.
The city centre is a pedestrian-only area and in it, you will find a myriad of luxury stories, quaint cafés and an endless stream of selfie worthy-sights. No matter how old you are, Taormina is a definite must-visit when going to Sicily.
Chill at Cefalù
A hidden gem for some and a mandatory checkpoint for others, the charming town of Cefalù appeals to children, teens and adults alike. The cosmopolitan crescent of sea and sand is lined with historic sights, mouth-watering osterias & gelato spots and one of the most popular stretches of beach on Sicily’s entire Northern coast.
If you’re craving fresh air, sea breeze and the unmistakable taste of summer, you make look no further because you’ll find everything you’ll ever need in Cefalù.
One of Sicily’s oldest cities and an absolute gold mine for history buffs of all ages; the ever-elegant Agrigento tells tales of the classical world whilst providing a classy backdrop for visitors who want to discover Sicily’s historic heritage for the first time.
With enchanting locations like the Valley of Temples, the Regional Archaeological Museum, the Kolymbetra Garden and so many more, the depth of this historic city knows no bounds.
A key area in Sicily’s economic history and the South’s most important port for more than 700 years, the town offers much more than one would expect. Whilst still considered an important commercial and fishing port, Pozzallo has become one of Sicily’s prime tourist locations.
With four popular beaches, astounding views and a Blue Flag-certified reputation for cleanliness, water quality and ecological pedigree, Pozzallo should definitely find its place on your bucket list.
Resting below the shadow of Mount Etna, Sicily’s second-largest city is home to 300,000 individuals who celebrate the historical and cultural heritage of Catania every single day. The list of landmarks is endless, with museums, parks, eateries and gardens aplenty.
Start at the internationally-recognised Duomo Square and work your way around Catania’s busy surroundings. From traditional street food vendors to monumental sights of Catanese baroque architecture, there’s something for everyone in this bustling metropolitan city.
Explore Etna & Etnaland
When mentioning holidays in Sicily, these two just go without saying. If you’re looking for a high-octane excursion with jaw-dropping views and unforgettable fun, don’t forget to tick these two boxes. Etnaland is South Italy’s biggest amusement park split into three amazing leisure parks; Themepark, Acquapark and Prehistoric Park.
Meanwhile, Mt. Etna is definitely worth a visit for being one of Sicily’s most popular landmarks, the highest active volcano in all of Europe and one of the most exciting Italian hiking locations with views you will never forget.
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Sicily with Virtu Ferries and benefit from the best prices!