A Hindu newspaper has recently released a guide containing activity and sightseeing suggestions for Hindus who might wish to rent villas in Sicily this summer.
Entitled ’10 Things To Do In Sicily’ and published as part of the Sunday magazine for popular paper ‘The Hindu’, the list offers a complete run-down of things to do and see in the popular Southern Italian region. Suggestions range from a visit to Mount Etna, the island’s still-active volcano, or a visit to one of the many local ceramists to an exciting and informative gastronomic tour.
What stands out the most, however, is the list’s somewhat marked slant towards non-Hindu religious landmarks. Readers are urged to visit the region’s many chapels and churches, including the stuccoed church of Santa Zita, the Cappella Pallatina, and the Valley of The Temples, which contains some of the most beautiful examples of Greek Doric architecture in the world.
Other suggestions on the list include trips to the ruined cities of Syracuse and Noto, or to the equally ruined Villa Romana del Casale, one of the ancient villas in Sicily.
Aside from pointing out interesting places to go and activities to undertake, The Hindu’s list also provides readers with all the necessary information for travelling into Italy, including details about visas, accommodation and transportation.
Villas in Sicily, this particularly in-demand island, are becoming increasingly popular to rent when it comes to holidaymaking, not only because of the region’s usually temperate climate, but also due to its historic ties. Simultaneously a part of Italy and an entity in its own right, Sicily boasts influences from the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Cartaginians, the Romans, the Normans, the Arabs and the Spaniards, giving its culture and architecture a distinctive and very attractive flavour that draws thousands of tourists to it every year.
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