4 Hidden Gems in Sicily That Most Tourists Miss

Updated: Oct 5, 2020

Hidden Gems in Sicily

It’s easy to feel spoiled in Sicily. In the largest island of the Mediterranean you’re warmly welcomed with extensive history, raw beauty, friendly locals, and don’t even get us started on the delicious cuisine! Could it get any more perfect? We think so–but you have to veer off the beaten path to find it!

While we love Sicily’s major cities, they just don’t compare to the island’s hidden gems. You’re bound to be blown away by the beauty you’ll encounter! The tricky part is, you’ll notice that there’s barely any information in English about these places online. Not to worry, we’ve ventured to the tiniest dots on Italy’s map and love to share our favorites with you.

Below we’ve rounded up 4 awesome hidden gems in Sicily just for you!


Our Favorite Hidden Gems in Sicily

Cava d’Ispica

Photo by Ludovica Ricca

Between the cities of Modica and Rosolini lies Cava d’Ispica, a long gorge filled with ancient caves and archeological sites. Arguably one of the most unique hidden gems in Sicily, this site receives very few visitors annually. It was originally used as a neolithic burial site and its caves were transformed into dwellings in the Middle Ages. Today it’s possible to visit and you can even walk along a path that crosses the valley. In this area, you’ll also find Museo Cavallo d’Ispica, a restored 18th-century watermill converted into a museum that gives you a peek at rural Sicilian life at the time.