The Sicily Plan

After researching a few options for our honeymoon this year, we have finally settled on Sicily. It’s beaches, history and culture are all appealing and I am looking forward to the visit. However, I want to make the most of being there, so this post is basically our itinerary.

We are in Sicily for nights and we are well aware what honeymoons are meant for, but you have to take a few breaks and make the most of visiting a new place. With this in mind, I am looking for about 3 activities and a few restaurants that provide food for extremely fussy eaters!

The Attractions

There are many attractions in Sicily but we are looking for places to go near to where we are staying, here are the trips on the top of our list:

Mount Etna

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As Europe’s tallest active volcano, this is a must-see on our stay in Sicily. From our accommodation, there are many tour companies who offer excursions to Catania, the ancient city destroyed by earthquakes and Etna’s eruptions. From here tours to the volcano itself or local walking tours can be booked to explore the city.

As we would only have one day to explore I think we will book a private tour and hope that we can view the volcano and take some time to look around the city before heading back to our hotel.

Godfather Walking Tour

Savoca is located about 45 minutes from our accommodation when in Sicily, so we are the perfect distance to attend a Godfather walking tour. As part of the tour we would visit the unchanged Bar Vitelli, we can take in the view from the square (ideal as this was the location of the wedding scene), and as we explore the filming locations we will also discover the history of the Sicilian Mafia.

Having looked around this is the company I would prefrebly like to book with is https://www.viator.com/

Wine Tasting

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There are a number of wine tasting tours available including one with Etna included or with Godfather tour. As we are not big wine drinkers the tours probably aren’t at the top of my list but it would still be a relaxing experience and something nice to do during our honeymoon.

There is the option of a 6-hour tasting… this seems a little extensive for me, so maybe a shorter one will be better. It would seem that the best option for our trip would be a local tour along with food and a tasting – two birds one stone!

I have chosen three activities that are varied rather than doing the same type of thing three times in one week! Now all that’s left to do is get married.

If you have any suggestions of places to visit whilst in Sicily, I’d love to hear about them.

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