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An ideal destination for those in need of pure relaxation.

Description

Letojanni doesn’t come on a grand scale, but its narrow sweep of Sicilian coastline certainly maximises its exposure to the sandy shore. It’s a haven for holidaying Italians as well as international tourists, and part of the appeal is the laid-back and peaceful pace. Here it’s more about siestas and sunsets than clubbing, offering an ideal destination for those in need of pure relaxation. Also, Letojanni is ideally close to upmarket Taormina, dubbed the Monte Carlo of Sicily.

Destination Profile

Sicily is an island that represents three continents in its history, cuisine, language and even the citizens themselves. Their characters are as varied as their ancestry.  

Throughout the years the island is a host to numerous cultural, artistic and religious events. Just like the Greeks, Easter and Christmas are celebrated with much gusto. Every town or village has a patron saint and commemorates their name day with fireworks, eating and drinking. The culture here is one that must be experienced as it is so unique and memorable. 

Opera and classical music are also popular in Sicily, with Palermo boasting the biggest opera house in Italy, Teatro Massimo. The superb Taormina Greek Theatre, offers as backdrop of Mount Etna, and has an impressive summer schedule every year, which includes concerts and operas featuring international artists. Popular artists, such as James Blunt, have appeared here in recent years. 

For those who adore art, there are many excellent art galleries around the island. The most noteworthy found in Palermo, the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna and the new Museo Regionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Sicilia.

Things To See

The town’s main square, Piazza Durante, is the place where everyone comes for al fresco cappuccino among the shady palms. At one end, you’ll find a bronzed statue of local hero and doctor Francesco Durante, and across the way there’s the impressive façade of the neo-Gothic church of San Giuseppe, done out in Travertin marble.