Lonely beaches, clogged cities, quiet villages, spectacular monuments left behind by a succession of Arabs, Greeks, Spaniards and Italians: Modern Sicily is a kaleidoscope of cultures and contradictions. Surrounded by three seas, the largest island in the Mediterranean offers everything from ancient temples to modern slums - with Mount Etna and the Mafia thrown in for good measure. Travellers who are prepared to take the good with the bad will discover that Sicily is an infinitely varied and tremendously fascinating microcosm of Italy as a whole.
Umfulana custom builds Sicily vacations: according to your specifications. What makes our tours special is the unique collection of carefully selected, family-run inns ranging from small B&Bs to exquisite palazzos. From Palermo to Syracuse, from the Nebrodi Mountains to the Valley of Temples, you will always stay in small, quaint guesthouses run by the owners. This puts you in touch with local citizens who can offer tips on hidden sites and places of interest in their vicinity.
On our tailor-made tours of Sicily we want you to experience the enormous diversity of the island. While our Sicily vacations offer an immense variety of sites and experiences, we always try to maintain the balance between nature and culture, activity and leisure.
Below are examples of self-guided tours of Sicily. We will gladly customize these itineraries for you, drawing on our strong local knowledge derived from personal experience.
The tour guides that we had in Venice, Florence and Rome were all remarkable