An explosive addition to any Western Mediterranean yacht charter is the exceptionally famous island of Sicily. It is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Etna, who — towering above the shimmering Med Sea at 3,350 meters — also is the tallest volcano in Europe.
Although an autonomous region of Italy, Sicily boasts its own unique spirit and culture. Due to its location in between Italy, at the tip of the Italian peninsula, and Africa, Sicily is a true international melting pot. Italian influences mix with African themes and even Asian culture has thrust some input. You will encounter matchless cuisine, art, music, literature and architecture during a Sicilian yacht charter.
A great migration of Greeks came to the islands in 750 B.C., establishing the stunning city of Syracuse. Home of the renown mathematician, philosopher and brilliant mind of Archimedes, Syracuse is brimming with history— an archeological site with many well-preserved Greek and ancient Roman ruins can be found in the northwest portion of the city. The Cathedral of Syracuse also is known at the Temple of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, warfare and more, still stands, miraculously fresh looking. And a visit to Syracuse during a Sicily yacht charter wouldn’t be complete without exploring the Necropolis of Pantalica, extensive rock-cut tombs of antiquity.
Under the watchful eye of Mount Etna sits the legendary coastal town of Taormina. Visit the beautiful Greek theater and do not miss the opportunity to snap stunning shots of the volcano in all its glory. While in town, stop at Bam Bar to beat the heat by sampling granite, a Sicilian frozen delight.
During your Sicilian yacht charter, anchor off San Vito Lo Capo and take a tender in with all of the yacht’s beach kit. The golden sands of San Vito Lo Capo adjacent to the magnificent mountains looming further inland create a stunning scene out of a postcard.
- Explore the ancient city of Syracuse
- Visit the Greek theater of Taormina
- Enjoy a beach picnic on San Vito Lo Capo
- Tour the mighty Mount Etna
- Discover the Temple of Valleys
Walk thru snow on the rim of active volcano, relax at the renowned Taormina resort, visit one of the world’s top archeological museums at Syracusa a great way to end a glorious charter experience starting at Naples.