Italy provides the perfect location for villa holidays, combining sun and scenery with fine cuisine and a rich culture. Sicily is an exquisite example of Italian life, as well as Greek and Roman cultures which have left historically important artefacts around the island.
Those staying in cheap villas in Sicily will not be short of things to do and places to visit. One of the island's most famous sights is the much celebrated Valley of the Temples, which is home to ancient times built by the Greeks in the fifth and sixth centuries BC.
Situated in Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples is not the only attraction the town has to offer. It is also home to the Museo Archeologico – a museum that displays a wide range of local historical artefacts.
The area offers so many sights that frequently visitors opt to stay in the town overnight, as it is quite far from other popular destinations in Sicily.
Perhaps the most famous sight of all on the island is the Teatro Greco – or Greek Theater – which is located in the Taormina. This ancient site visits scores of visitors each year, who come to marvel at its structure and age, or to sit on its curved steps and enjoy the view across the sea.
The town also hosts the Trevelyn Gardens, which in many ways resemblance gardens of English design. While displaying many picturesque flowers, the gardens are home to towers, a bar and a children's play area as well.
Visitors to the area can also descend the rocky heights to the bay below, Isola Bella, where you can snorkel as well as take guided tours.
The island's capital Palermo is another must-see, featuring the Norman Cattedrale, as well as the former palace and current home of parliament, Palazzo Reale.
Visitors can also find much in the way of fine dining all across the island and in particular in the trendy and upmarket Taormina.
Those intending to have villa holidays in Italy will not be disappointed by Sicily – its historically important sites and architecture, its cuisine and its views can captivate anyone and provide a wonderful sunny backdrop of the ideal break.
Source by Dipika Patel