Sicily...an island famous for its traditions and for its hospitality. A value that can be found in all the hotels or meeting resorts all over the island which, as custodians of the local identity, best represent the new bleisure travel philosophy.
Comfortable and innovative structures, equipped with large conference rooms, located not far from the main Sicilian airports. Modern and multifunctional congress centres suitable for international conferences, courses and scientific events. Qualified organizers of business meetings providing any logistical and organizational requests can also assist in organizing leisure and relaxing activities during free time.
Wherever you choose to stay in Sicily, be it downtown or in the suburbs, you can always rent a car to visit the Art cities, the UNESCO heritage sites (7 on the island) or the small villages to discover their authenticity.
It's quite impossible not getting involved in food and wine tours or in cooking classes, to taste the specialties of the Island and learn the old Sicilian cuisine recipes, a symbol of true culinary pleasure recognized all over the world.
Sicily is a paradise for wine lovers! Along the routes and cellars that cross the island, from the sea to the hills and around Mount Etna, you can combine the discovery of these special "treasures in a bottle" with plenty of outdoor activities.
Depending on the area and the period of stay and thanks to Sicily’s year round favourable climate, the more dynamic travellers can have fun on the golf courses, or with trekking excursions, horseback riding, donkey rides, bicycles, motorbikes or off-road vehicles. Winter and water sports, from kitesurfing to snorkelling, are also possible as well as unusual itineraries among the still active, ancient salt pans, the old tuna traps or along the trail of the ancient Via Francigena.
In the coastal areas, charter companies will let you discover the Sicilian Sea, unique in the world. By catamaran, yacht, or sailboat you can discover fascinating bays and coves that are difficult to reach from land. Ferries ensure rapid connections with the nearby smaller islands making day trips an easy experience. The Aeolian Islands are among the most sought-after destinations or, alternatively, you can go as far as the westernmost tip of the Egadi archipelago.
The cradle of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, the custodian of an immense artistic and cultural heritage, Sicily manages to amaze even the most demanding modern and contemporary art enthusiasts with its numerous indoor and plein air museums, parks and land-art works of international importance.
The events performed throughout the year, ensure amusement and entertainment even at the end of an intense day's work: theatre premieres and the Opera in the magical atmosphere of the prestigious Sicilian theatres; the classical representations in the "Stone Theatres" which still today, after millennia, bring the ancient Greek culture back to the stage; festivals and events celebrating wine and food. But the religious and traditional festivals, full of pathos, are the mirror of the Sicilian soul. It is impossible not to get involved in them.