Old Meets New in Sicily
Vacationers plotting a course for the Italian island of Italy are typically hoping to experience the storied culture and beautiful attractions of the Mediterranean.2015-12-28
Vacationers plotting a course for the Italian island of Sicily are typically hoping to experience the storied culture and beautiful attractions of the Mediterranean. Yet while most luxury rentals on the island will provide you with a glimpse of both the modern and classic stylings of the region, a trip to Ex Stabilimento Florio will provide visitors with an inside look at both the recent and distant history of Sicily.
A former fish factory, the Stabilimento is a large, castle-like museum perched on the northern coast of central Sicily. The structure itself is defined by large spires, high-pitched archways, several fountains and the omnipresent scent of the sea.
Though it often hosts smaller shows and events, the museum also houses a permanent exhibition of ancient ceramics and other unique artifacts that help depict the lifestyles of the region's ancient people.
Once you've had your fill of the ancient world, returning to villas in Italy can be a great way to embrace the modern side of life in Sicily. Many of these luxurious estates feature the latest amenities like onsite WiFi , hi-definition TVs and in-house spa facilities, providing the comforts of home in a new setting.