Author(s): Marco Polo Travel Publishing Staff
Explore Sicily with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the island's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful Italian island has to offer...
People have been arriving on Sicily's shores for millennia, merging their cultures and lifestyles together - Greeks, Romans, Arabs, North Africans, Spaniards and others. The sea is never very far away, you can see it from almost every mountain. This practical pocket-sized guide provides a close-up look at lemon-scented gardens, rugged volcanic landscapes and lively piazzas, all of it set amidst the ancient and the modern against a backdrop of glorious scenery...This is Sicily!
Your Marco Polo Sicily Pocket Guide includes:
- Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into this beautiful island. Discover where the Mafia had their hideouts and where you can watch flamingos up close.
- Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Sicily experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.
- Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organised by areas of the island so you can easily plan your trip.
- Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Sicily. Here are inspirational itineraries that will help you enjoy authentic Sicily from the most beautiful stretches of coast, through the melancholic capital Palermo; into bastions of the Baroque and on the trail of the ancients.
- Sicily in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Sicily includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the island to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.
- Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!
- Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.
- Useful Italian phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.
Trust Marco Polo Sicily Pocket Guide to show you around this fabulous Mediterranean island. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Sicily has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.