Discover Romance on the Ancient Island of Sicily

  • Sicily, View on Palermo from Monreale

    Viva L'Amore...Who Can Resist Romance with Such a View?

    Lovers embrace on the terrace of the 12th Century Cathedral of Monreale, one of the most visited attractions of Sicily. The expansive terrace adjacent to the cathedral is a popular spot for visitors--and lovers--to enjoy the view on Palermo, Sicily's largest city.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Lo Zingaro Reserve

    Remote and Oh So Romantic.... Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve

    A popular spot for those with romance in their souls, the Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve is located just west of Palermo.  Upon reaching the trail head, a short hike will take you to spectacular, white sandy alcoves, located at the base of majestic, sun-drenched cliffs. Bring along a blanket, a bottle of Sicily's wonderful local wines, olives, and a hunk of cheese to enjoy while you look out over the placid Mediterranean Sea.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Temple of Segesta

    Marvel in the Shadows of the Ancient Temple of Segesta

    Take your lover's hand as you stand in front of the ancient Doric Temple of Segesta, built in the fourth century B.C. and one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Contemplate the mystery of the peoples who lived and thrived here across the centuries. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, wedding in Palermo cathedral

    Sicilian Weddings Are Filled with Pomp and Circumstance

    You don't have to be too lucky to come upon a Sicilian Wedding in your travels through the island. Weddings take place every day of the week, and the one thing they have in common is that they are always filled with great drama and joy.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Couple Enjoying Traditional Sicilian Meal

    Sicily's Magnificent Cuisine Fuels the Senses

    Delicious food and romance seem to go hand in hand. The incredible cuisine of Sicily is sure to give credence to the old adage that the way to the heart is through the stomach! Quaint restaurants not only serve up fresh and succulent local cuisine, but lots of opportunity for romance between courses.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, View on Shore from Erice

    Romantic View on the Northwest Shore of Sicily from Erice

    This is a favorite place for lovers to stop to enjoy a sunset as they drive down from a visit to the ancient town of Erice. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Night Scene, Alcamo

    Sicilian Towns Invite Romance When the Sun Goes Down

    While beautiful any time of the day, Sicilian towns take on a romantic magic of their own when the sun goes down and people begin their traditional stroll through the ancient streets. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Alcamo Beach

    Miles of Pristine Coastline Welcome all Lovers

    As an island, Sicily is rimmed by beaches of all varieties....from white sand, to lava rock. All are perfect for lovers to stroll.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Shopping for Sicilian Artifacts

    Sicilian Artifacts Reflect the Artistry of Centuries

    Sicily boasts artisans who create unique ceramics. Their colorful, whimsical creations are sought after world-wide.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Old House Facade

    Everywhere You Look, You'll Find A Romantic Scene on the Island of Sicily

    Sicily is one of those vacation destinations where you will not have to specifically look for romance. It will come to you! Incredible vistas and artistic scenarios greet you at every corner.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Alcamo Castle

    A Norman Castle in the Glow of Sunset Inspires Romance

    What lover can resist a view of Alcamo's Norman Castle in the glow of sunset? Sip some famous local Alcamo wine and have a meal at one of the many restaurants surrounding this magnificent 14th Century edifice for a romantic evening unlike any other.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Norman Wall, Cefalu

    A Rainbow Over a Norman Fortress in Cefalu

    The city of Cefalu, on the Northern Shore of Sicily, is one of the most romantic destinations on the island. Located some 60 miles east of Palermo, Cefalu boasts winding, romantic streets, colorful  piazzas and historical sites such as the Temple of Diana, that dates back to 800 BC. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Scopello

    A Drive Along Any Sicilian Coastline Is a Romantic Adventure in Itself

    No matter where you drive in Sicily, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of its beaches and landscape. This is a scene over the town of Scopello, near Castellamare del Golfo.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Wall Overlooking Enna, Sicily

    Young Men Waiting For Romance on the Wall Overlooking Enna, Sicily

    While the modern world has certainly touched Sicily, there are still some wonderful old customs that survive today. These include "hanging out" at the local piazza to meet up with your potential "amore" as you spy them walking by!

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Fishing Pier, Aspra Sicily

    The Romance of the Sea Can't Be Resisted

    Everywhere you look in Sicily, the sea and its bounty are an integral part of Sicilian life. The sea shore also makes for romantic vistas over the colorful fishing villages that line the coast, as here on the fishing pier in Aspra.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Il Vino

    In Vino Veritas....Romance Begins With a Great Bottle of Sicilian Wine

    Sicily is one of the major producers of wine exported from Italy. With an emphasis on organically grown wine from local vineyards, each bottle of Sicily's wine promises not only a beautiful bouquet and flavor, but the promise of romance.....

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

  • Sicily, Evening at the Bay of Castellamare

    When the Sun Sets Over Sicily, Romance Begins

    There is no question, evening over the coastal cities of Sicily ignite romance. Here at the Bay of Castellamare del Golfo, lovers can bond and be inspired by the incredible beauty of this rustic scene.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona

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