The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is rich in history and intrigue and home to some of Europe’s most lavish architectural masterpieces, from Byzantine churches to Greek temples. From the northern coast, sail the Aeolian Islands from Palermo or Capo d’Orlando in Messina.
Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the islands offer sailors a multitude of deep water anchorages and long passages, ideal for those who are experienced in sailing and looking for an adventurous charter. Instagrammers will fall in love with the picturesque scenery in Salina and a visit to the largest of the islands, Lipari, is a must for history fans, with its ancient acropolis and stone fortress.
Sail to the east coast of Sicily towards Taormina, located between Messina and Catania, and see magnificent Mount Etna before heading ashore to visit the Teatro Antico di Taormina with its breathtaking views.
Sail around the west coast from Palermo and head for Marsala, home to ancient ruins and fortified Marsala wine and visit the Baglio Anselmi Archaeological Museum, where you can see an ancient shipwreck from the Punic War before enjoying some truly spectacular Sicilian cuisine in one of the Island’s many restaurants.