Is Sicily a good place for a family holiday?
From pizza to made in Italy creative designs, the Mediterranean boot is a popular destination for all ages. Italians are renown not only for the best cuisine on the planet, but also for their genuine love for the little people and Sicily is no exception. You can count on an authentic experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Warm and sunny climate will guarantee great weather for your Sicily family vacation. Water adventures await your kids with a variety of water parks with lots of slides and exciting (and 100% safe!) snorkeling and scuba diving trips. Not yet convinced? Feel the rush of adrenaline in the Madonie Adventure Park, located in a stunning mountain range. Test your fitness and orientation with tree climbing, acrobatic ropes or archery activities. Your Sicily family holidays will not be complete without conquering Europe’s largest and most active volcano – Etna. Pass through torrents of lava stone and admire the unique moon landscape of the volcano. Visit a local family cultivating pistachio for generations and enjoy an authentic meal full of local delicacies. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Best place to stay in Sicily for families
Now that you have selected Italy for your perfect Sicily family holiday, what location should you pick? Our advice: explore your options and include more than one place to get a better taste of what Sicily has to offer. You might consider a themed holiday. If your kids love nature and water activities than staying in Taormina will be a perfect solution. A boat tour to the marine park of Isola Bella featuring the Blue Cave is a must! A snorkeling excursion in the clear turquoise waters will have your kids gasp from excitement as they explore the magical underwater life of the Mediterranean Sea. You are also not far from Mount Etna so an easy-level bike tour on the volcano slopes and lunch with locals might just be what you need! There isn’t just one best part of Sicily for families but there is one that is perfect for you. Sicily can be divided into three main regions so perhaps opt for exploring one of them, like for example Val di Noto in the southeast with its unique Baroque cities – this will give you a perfect excuse to return to Sicily to discover two more regions next year!
Best family beaches in Sicily
Wondering about best beaches in Sicily for families? Whether you love stunning scenery or cozy and isolated bays that only the locals seem to know about, Sicily has everything for every taste! Many miles of beautiful coastline on the Mediterranean, Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas are waiting to be explored. We have already mentioned the turquoise waters of Isola Bella but where to go if you are staying in Palermo area? After a busy day enjoying the sights and the famous street food, your family can head to Mondello: a small fishing town, it boasts a beautiful white sand beach and toy parks, all located just a few miles away from the city center. If you wish to combine history with relax for the little ones, head to the Norman city of Cefalù. Explore the magnificent cathedral before taking a ride on a small tourist train and enjoying some rest on the local sandy beach. If time allows, consider making a stop at the Zingaro reserve offering stunning beaches and crystal-clear sea waters. Your Sicily family holiday might take you to Agrigento and the famous Valley of the Temples. Once you have explored the enchanting ancient culture of Sicily, spend a day at the most scenic beach: the white, undulating Scala dei Turchi. The “stairs” are just beautiful and the combination of rock layers and blueness of surrounding waters, is simply breathtaking so have your cameras ready!
Sicily with locals
Best places to stay in Sicily for families are those where you can truly experience local life. Friendly and passionate, your Sicilian guides and hosts will take your kids on the best adventure. Explore the secrets behind the art of puppet making in Palermo, spend a day at an animal farm on the Aeolian Islands, cook together with a family of olive oil producers or learn the art of chocolate making in Modica. Whatever activity you will pick, we are certain your Sicily family vacation will only strengthen the special bond your family already shares.
Unsure what are the best places in Sicily for families? Your local experts at Avventure Bellissime are here to help you! Explore a variety of family friendly options and be inspired by wonderful memories shared by our happy guests. Get in touch with our tour advisorsto create your perfect Sicily family holidays!