Fully revised and updated for 2017. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Marco Polo Sicily: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Experience all of Sicily's attractions with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. You'll discover beautiful hotels and authentic restaurants, lonely beaches, the latest trendy spots and where to find the best nightlife. Further sections include: Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Italian phrase book, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, and Index. People have been arriving on Sicily's shores for millennia, merging their cultures and lifestyles together - Greeks, Romans, Arabs, North Africans, Spaniards and others. The sea is never very far away you can see it from almost every mountain. With Marco Polo Sicily you can explore an island world of immense interest and variety. At every turn you can discover something new in this fabulous holiday destination. The practical pocket-sized guide provides a close-up look of lemon-scented gardens, rugged volcanic landscapes and lively piazzas, all of it set amidst the ancient and the modern against a backdrop of glorious scenery. The Discovery Tours reveal the island in all its diversity, taking you to the nicest stretches of coast and through the melancholic capital Palermo; into bastions of the Baroque and on the trail of the ancients. The Best Of pages highlight what is currently in vogue in Sicily - rural and sustainable holidays for example, and recommend things to do for free, have tips for rainy days and where you can unwind. Panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you re on a tight budget. The Insider Tips reveal where the Mafia had their hideouts and where you can watch flamingos up close, while the Sports & Activities chapter details various options including riding, windsurfing, paragliding and even skiing. Last but not least the Dos and Don'ts explain why the Menu turistico isn't worth it and why you should keep all your receipts. Marco Polo Sicily provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the island. To help you find your way around there's the detailed Road Atlas, useful maps of Catania, Palermo, Taormina and Trapani in the cover, plus the pull-out map. A must-have for all travellers.