Sicily is a beautiful island filled with lush green valleys and quaint hillside villages. It is also one of the most romantic places for a wedding destination, with couples saying I do in the many dreamy wedding venues. Medieval castles and luxury rustic mansions are just some of the options available. For a perfect mix of romance and history, choose an ancient Greek theatre with imposing Greek-Roman pillars to give your wedding an enchanting feel. Of course, you can always be tempted with a beach wedding whilst gazing out into the calming Mediterranean Sea. In Sicily, you even have the option to take your vows in front of an erupting volcano, a spectacular backdrop for your wedding photographs and an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Famous for its cathedrals, vineyards, amazing architecture, and stunning beaches, Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island, just off the "toe" of Italy`s "boot. Steeped in history, Sicily has so many places of interest to visit, such as the Valley of the Temples consisting of seven well-preserved ruins of monumental, Doric-style Greek temples with their heavy 30-metre tall columns that line the crest of a hill. It is hard to imagine how they have stood the test of time through wars, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Sicily is also home to one of Europe`s highest active volcanoes, Mount Etna, which sits on Sicily`s eastern side and is over 3000 metres tall. Monitored by over 120 seismic activity stations and satellites, there is no danger involved when witnessing this spectacular sight with its profile and fumes dominating the landscape. Why not take a hike up its slopes or experience a four-wheeled tour and take in its powerful natural force.
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With many Unesco sites to visit, be sure to take in the historical feel of the Necropolis of Pantalica, containing more than 5,000 tombs dating back from the 13th to 7th centuries BC and the Ancient Syracuse with the ruins of the Temple of Athena, A Greek theatre and a Roman amphitheatre to name but a few. The architecture of some of the beautiful cathedrals that Sicily offers is also breath-taking and worth a visit.
Apart from the historical sites, Sicily is also famous for its mouth-watering cuisine that is both colourful, tasty and will leave your palette tingling. Based on the globally known Mediterranean diet, Sicily offers the healthiest and most varied style of food with locally grown vegetables and fresh fish, not to mention the meats from historic farms such as Nebrodi Salamito, which complete its rich menus. Take in the many delicate tones of the locally grown fine Sicilian wines that perfectly complement the Sicilian dishes.
Sicily is fast becoming one of the favourite wedding destinations for people around the world. This beautiful island will tick all the boxes if you are looking for a romantic wedding with a truly historic feel and the finest cuisines. Be sure to act fast and choose which wedding venue will perfectly complement your wedding day.