Bleisure in Sicily island famous for its traditions and for its hospitality. A value that can be found in all the hotels or meeting resorts all over the island which, as custodians of the local identity, best represent the new bleisure travel philosophy.

Comfortable and innovative structures, equipped with large conference rooms, located not far from the main Sicilian airports. Modern and multifunctional congress centres suitable for international conferences, courses and scientific events. Qualified organizers of business meetings providing any logistical and organizational requests can also assist in organizing leisure and relaxing activities during free time.

Wherever you choose to stay in Sicily, be it downtown or in the suburbs, you can always rent a car to visit the Art cities, the UNESCO heritage sites (7 on the island) or the small villages to discover their authenticity.

It's quite impossible not getting involved in food and wine tours or in cooking classes, to taste the specialties of the Island and learn the old Sicilian cuisine recipes, a symbol of true culinary pleasure recognized all over the world.

Sicily is a paradise for wine lovers! Along the routes and cellars that cross the island, from the sea to the hills and around Mount Etna, you can combine the discovery of these special "treasures in a bottle" with plenty of outdoor activities.

Depending on the area and the period of stay and thanks to Sicily’s year round favourable climate, the more dynamic travellers can have fun on the golf courses, or with trekking excursions, horseback riding, donkey rides, bicycles, motorbikes or off-road vehicles. Winter and water sports, from kitesurfing to snorkelling, are also possible as well as unusual itineraries among the still active, ancient salt pans, the old tuna traps or along the trail of the ancient Via Francigena.

In the coastal areas, charter companies will let you discover the Sicilian Sea, unique in the world. By catamaran, yacht, or sailboat you can discover fascinating bays and coves that are difficult to reach from land. Ferries ensure rapid connections with the nearby smaller islands making day trips an easy experience. The Aeolian Islands are among the most sought-after destinations or, alternatively, you can go as far as the westernmost tip of the Egadi archipelago.

The cradle of the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, the custodian of an immense artistic and cultural heritage, Sicily manages to amaze even the most demanding modern and contemporary art enthusiasts with its numerous indoor and plein air museums, parks and land-art works of international importance.

The events performed throughout the year, ensure amusement and entertainment even at the end of an intense day's work: theatre premieres and the Opera in the magical atmosphere of the prestigious Sicilian theatres; the classical representations in the "Stone Theatres" which still today, after millennia, bring the ancient Greek culture back to the stage; festivals and events celebrating wine and food. But the religious and traditional festivals, full of pathos, are the mirror of the Sicilian soul. It is impossible not to get involved in them.

Top 5 Bleisure experiences

  1. Palermo, the Island’s capital city and the starting point of the UNESCO Arab-Norman itinerary which includes the cathedrals of Monreale and Cefalù, is the perfect stylistic encounter of different civilizations. The ancient markets make it the capital of Street Food. The nearby seaside village of Mondello boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily.
  2. Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the highest active volcano in Europe and among the most active in the world. Among the exciting experiences you can live there: excursions to the active craters; trekking and mountain biking in the Etna Park; horse and donkey rides; railroad tours. The whole area is full of cellars where you can taste the excellent Etna DOC wine, served with local products.
  3. The Valley of the Temples (UNESCO site) in Agrigento (Italian Capital of Culture in 2025) is the most impressive monumental ensemble of Hellenic architecture in Sicily. Among the huge columns of these perfectly preserved temples, surrounded by luxuriant almond and olive trees, you can attend events, guided tours and enchanting sunsets.
  4. Syracuse, a millenary city with its Greek Theater - among the largest in the world - that every year keeps the classics alive on the occasion of the Ciclo delle Rappresentazioni Classiche. Do not miss a walk through the alleys of Ortigia historic center and in nearby Noto, a World Heritage Site, the symbol of Sicilian Baroque.
  5. Taormina, a popular destination for international tourism, the perfect place in Sicily to experience the "dolce vita". Wheather you stroll around Corso Umberto between elegant shops and outdoor bars, visit the Ancient Theater, take a ride on the cable car to Isola Bella or make a little trip up to the near Castelmola, you will be fascinated by the atmosphere of this magical place.


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1 of 10 Image Ancient theatre of Taormina. Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
2 of 10 Image The Arab-Norman Cathedral of Palermo. Photo by: Paolo Barone / Archivio Regione Siciliana
3 of 10 Image Enjoying a cannolo with ricotta in Ortigia (Syracuse). Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
4 of 10 Image Noto. Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
5 of 10 Image The seaside village of Marzamemi (Syracuse). Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
6 of 10 Image Arancina or arancino, Sicilian street food. Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
7 of 10 Image Mountain bike in the Etna Regional Park. Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
8 of 10 Image Sunset over Marsala salt pans (Trapani). Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
9 of 10 Image Festa del Mandorlo in Fiore in the Valley of the Temples (Agrigento). Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana
10 of 10 Image Fiumara d'arte - Tusa (Palermo). Photo: Archivio Regione Siciliana