Of all the romantic places to spend time with your loved one, Sicily is one of the best destinations for couples. The allure of the ancient Mediterranean has captured the imagination of romanticists from time immemorial, and as the birthplace of the ancient Greek and Roman gods, the mythical folklore of its most precious jewel, Sicily, lives on in the lifestyle and customs of this ancient island, as the Trinacria symbol of its flag attests (brought over by Alexander the Great according to historical records)- rendering homage to the myth of the three beautiful nymphs who gave rise to island.
Dionysus, the god of wine, added to its rich heritage when he moved there and the wine culture was introduced. Zeus’ romantic escapades reinforced its magnetic appeal, while volcanic Mt. Etna took its name from the Sicilian nymph ‘Aetna,’ daughter of Uranus and Gaia (Mother Earth) and wife by Zeus of the Plaici- the gods of the volcanic region. And it was she who gave the island its freedom when the gods quarrelled for its possession.
This is why there is nothing more romantic than a wine-tasting tour of Etna and Syracuse , a gastronomical excursion through the culinary delicacies of the Val di Noto around the towns of Ragusa, Noto, Scicli, and Modica (renowned worldwide for its chocolate creations; and let’s face it, chocolate is the essence of romanticism), and a walk by moonlight in a beautiful beach resort or- even better- a stay at a beautiful and stylish Sicilian villa during your holidays that you can find through online resources such as Wishsicily.com. This site provides a big collection of villas by Cefalù, Erice, Pantelleria and of course Taormina, the most romantic place to visit for couples thanks to its ancient culture, the wonderful scenery of Mt. Etna, its Greco-Roman ruins and picturesque streets with fashion shops and everything that will satisfy the eyes and heart of your beloved. Villa Calipso is a perfect choice: a luxury villa with pool situated by Taormina with a view of Mt. Etna and the Alcantara gorge, with plenty of space and all the conveniences for a truly romantic holiday (3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps, 3 bathrooms, BBQ area with Patio, luscious garden with lemon trees and ornamental plants) and an excellent price of E 150 X night for a minimum stay of 5-7 nights- as advertised on Wishsicily, the top resource for villa rentals.
The Aeolian island of Vulcano will complement this romantic escapade with its thermal mud baths, which every lady can take full advantage of due to their healthy and therapeutic benefits- used since ancient times by women (and men) of every culture to stay young and beautiful. Private boat rides around the surrounding islands of Lipari, Stromboli and Panarea in the perfect moonlit climate of summer time and through the months of September/October will give you the opportunity to serenade your love well through the night and savour the breeze and serenity of the most romantic region in the centre of the Mediterranean.