Sicily is located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, separated by the Strait of Messina. Home to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, Sicily has a Mediterranean climate, gorgeous scenery, and an incredible history. Combine these factors and Sicily is a favored location to visit for just about everyone.

Cruise ships dock in all major cities on the island with some of the more popular ports being Palermo and Messina. Many cruise lines stop in Sicily including Costa, MSC, Voyages of Antiquity, Marella, TUI, Hapag Lloyd, Silversea, Celebrity, AIDA, Holland America, and Princess to name a few. Again, Sicily excursions are the best way to view as many of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible. These sites include: Valle dei Templi, Villa Romana del Casale, the Aeolian Islands, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, the Necropolis of Pantalica, Mount Etna, and Palermo that includes a series of nine civil and religious structures from the Norman era.

So much to see and do in Sicily that most want to return again and again. Check out our Sicily excursions so that you can tailor make the perfect day for you on this fascinating island.