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The most amazing places to visit in Sicily, from Mount Etna to Modica

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Taormina was has been drawing European travellers since the 18th century Credit: Sergdid/Sergdid

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Most of the island's attractions are cultural or scenic, with only a few water parks providing family fun. But in Sicily, sightseeing is always more than 'just' sightseeing. Its combination of history, a balmy climate and a vibrant contemporary eating and drinking scene gives this ancient island all-year-round appeal.

Don't underestimate driving distances, summer temperatures, or the extent of sprawling archaeological sites such as the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento. And try to factor in plenty of off-piste exploration and some of Sicily's ever-growing roster of visitor experiences, from cooking classes to wine tastings and Etna treks.

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