The Rough Guide to Sicily

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Practical travel guide to Sicily with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Sicily. The Rough Guide to Sicily also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Sicily, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Sicily covers: Palermo; Cefalù; the Monit Madonie; the Aeolian Islands; Messina; Taormina; the Northeast; Catania; Etna; Siracusa; Enna; Agrigento; the Southwest; Trapani; the West

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Sicily, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Segesta to family activities in child-friendly places, like Egafi Islands or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Tempio della Concordia.


Essential pre-departure information including Sicily entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Sicily give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking, boat tours, caving or exploring markets and white-and black-sand beaches.


Rough Guides' rundown of Ragusa Ibla, Sampieri, Linosa and Monreale's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Sicily, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Sicily, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Sicily, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Madonie Mountains and the spectacular Mount Etna.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Palermo, Catania and many more locations in Sicily, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195538
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Pages: 408
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.1 out of 5, 39 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Never travel without a rough guide.

Reviewed on June 29, 2022
Paperback | Verified

Even with covid messing with things the rough guide seldom steers you wrong.

Amazon Customer

Don't buy it - it isn't up to date !

Reviewed on June 21, 2022
Paperback | Verified

I visited Sicily pre-covid and bought a downloadable copy of the book but this year decided to get another hard copy. The restaurant that we always visit where the wine is supposed to be 3 euros a litre, hasn't been updated and nor is the wine still 3 euros. I paid £14.99 for this book and now I am back from my holiday the window to return it has closed. What a swiz !

Amazon Customer

Broad in scope

Reviewed on April 03, 2022
Paperback | Verified

I wanted an eguide to Sicily. There wasn’t a big choice so I settled for this one. For me the scope was too broad. This was not the fault of the guide. Ideally I wanted detailed information on locations. By its very nature this guide gives a lot of information on how to get there, where to stay, where to eat etc. None of which I needed.
If you want a general guide, this is the one for you.

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