Sardinia and Sicily are two of the most famous Italian island regions. They are both located in the Mediterranean Sea, both have distinctive cultures and thrilling histories, and both make ideal vacation destinations for those looking to explore a different side of Italy when they visit the country. 

But with so many similarities, choosing which place to visit is a tricky task. Each region has its own unique charm and outstanding features that will appeal to different kinds of traveller, but both are also outstanding destinations for a beach holiday and a chance to explore the Italian coast.

To help guide your decision, here’s our rundown on choosing between visiting Sicily or Sardinia.

Bay in Sardinia