Reasons to visit Sicily – According to Forbes
The Capital City
The first reason that the article mentioned was the extraordinary year of Palermo (2018). Actually, last year Palermo was named the Italian Capital of Culture 2018 and hosted hundreds and hundreds of events, exhibitions and social initiatives that made the tourist influx rose dramatically.
Watch the Official Video of Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018
“Il tricolore della nostra Italia per ribadire l’orgoglio palermitano nell’anno di Palermo capitale italiana della cultura.” – Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo
Coastline and Accommodations
The reasons concern the Sicilian coastline, extended for more than 1,000 kilometers, or even the fact that insted of a hotel, you may book a castle or a “palazzo” as your accommodation. Furthermore, it will not be excessively expensive!
The Sicilian cuisine is a mixture of all the dominations which Sicily have seen for centuries. The most importants – still influencing the culture and traditions – are the Arab, Greek, Spanish, French and Norman dominations. Some local dishes still retains the old name that easily goes even thounsands of years. Some vegetables or fruits, also, were unknown in Sicily and some of them have been imported by dominators, finding a rich and fertile soil to cultivate them.
His Majesty, The Wine
Some of Sicilian wines are world-renowned and most of them are recognized as PGI – OCD – PDO products by the European Union. The article cites few of them such as: Marsala, Nero d’Avola, Grillo and Zibibbo. There are vines growing perfectly in the vicinity of the Volcano, Mount Etna, making its fragrance and tast unique in the world.
Borghi - Villages
A Borgo is a small town, or village, that often preserves ancient buildings or traditions such as local fests. Italy has recently launched a notorious competition at national level concerning the “borghi”, i.e. I Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia. Sicilian borghi win numerous prices reaching the first position in various editions such as in 2018 for Petralia Soprana.