The Italian island of Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and is separated from the mainland by just 5 kilometres of water. As with any island people though, despite the relatively small gap between the mainland, the people of Sicily consider themselves very different to other Italians, and their culture and history reflects this. A popular tourist destination all the year through, a holiday rental house in Ribera makes the perfect retreat for a relaxing vacation. Close to historical sites and the beach, there is no better way to experience the unique pace of life in this beautiful part of Sicily.
Many people like to try a few leisure activities whilst on vacation, and those people taking a holiday in Ribera will not be disappointed with what is on offer. The nearby coast means that swimming, snorkelling, wind surfing and sailing are all possibilities, as is simply going beach-combing on an evening stroll. Inland, there are opportunities to try horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and even climbing.
Sicily has a rich historical legacy, and anyone staying at self catering accommodation in Ribera will be faced with a choice of places to visit. Perhaps the one that stands out the most, is the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ancient Akragas covers a very large area, with the Valley of the Temples being its centrepiece. Seven huge Greek temples dating back over two thousand years dominate the landscape here, and it really gives the feeling of having stepped back in time. The area is worth a half or even full day in order to appreciate all that it contains. Other highlights of a holiday in Ribera include a visit to Mount Etna, and the chance to take a winery tour.
The island of Sicily has a Mediterranean climate, and experiences hot, dry summers along with mild, occasionally wet winters. Average daily high temperatures of 30 degrees are not uncommon during the peak months, and this leads some people to book their self catering accommodation in Ribera during the spring and autumn. The winter months are the coldest, but even then, daily average lows rarely go beneath 7 degrees, making it possible to take a holiday in Ribera at any time of year.
Sicily has a number of airports that might appeal to the holidaymaker considering booking a holiday rental house in Ribera. Perhaps the most conveniently located though, is Palermo International Airport (PMO). Over a dozen airlines use this airport to connect to other major cities throughout Europe, and people travelling from the UK may be interested in Easyjet flights from London Gatwick (LGW). Car rental is available at the airport for those that desire it.