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Sicily: more than just a cruise ship destination

Perhaps boosted by the BBC program "Sicily Unpacked", or by "Montalbano", Sicily has for some years enjoyed a steadily increasing influx of tourists. Many of these are day-trip visitors on cruise ships who enjoy a day in Taormina, on Etna or in Palermo. All this is good for the economy of the local towns but does little to further the small towns in the interior. In recent years, several of these towns have become affiliated to "i Borghi più belli d'Italia" and several of them (Gangi, Sambucca di Sicilia, and Montalbano Elicona) have won the title. Could this be a future for these towns? And what do they offer the tourist? Could they be the new "destinations" for discerning travellers?


Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 11:45
Esplora Ltd
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Mr Damian Croft - licensed tour guide in Sicily and owner/director of Esplora Travel
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