Anyone looking for a great Mediterranean holiday should try the wonderful resort of Sciacca in Sicily. Located on the north west of this Italian island, holidaymakers will find many exciting things to do and see here. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Holidaymakers staying at Sciacca will find there is a lovely beach for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Visitors can take a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea and try watersports such as snorkelling, diving, fishing, wind surfing, jet skiing, water skiing and sailing. There are many fantastic trails for hikers and cyclists to explore and enjoy the scenic views.
Golfers will find a couple of 18-hole courses on the island and in Sciacca is the Vendura Golf & Spa Resort. There are also some public tennis courts available in the area. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars in the region serving delicious local dishes and excellent seafood. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food, drink and other provisions from shops and markets in and around Sciacca.
As well as offering plenty of activities, Sciacca is also a great base for day trips to some other fabulous locations on Sicily. For example the city of Marsala is about an hour and 20 minutes away and features the 16th century church of San Giovanni Battista and the Biagio Anselmi Archaeological Museum. Sicily’s capital city Palermo is an hour and 30 minute’s drive away and is noted for its Norman buildings as well as the impressive cathedral and churches. Visitors will also find the Palazzo dei Normanni as well as various galleries and museums in Palermo. The Museo Archeologico Regionale is one of Italy’s main museums. One of the island’s most popular attractions is the volcano Mount Etna, which over to the eastern side of the island.
The warmest and driest time of the year to visit Sicily is generally July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 26 to 27 degrees centigrade. June and September are also warm months but September is much more susceptible to wet weather. October and November are the wettest months with an average of 95 to 98mm of rain per month.
Palermo Airport (PMO is approximately one hour and 30 minute’s drive from Sciacca. Flights arrive here from many European airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) amongst others as well as New York (JFK) in the United States. Avis, Easy Car, Europcar, Hertz, Holiday, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty are car rental firms located at the airport. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building.