In 2001 the "I Borghi più belli d'Italia" association pulled together an official list of the most beautiful villages and small towns in Italy. It was inspired by the "plus beaux villages de France" organisation. Of these there are currently eighteen villages in Sicily that have received the 'most beautiful villages in Italy' classification.
Most beautiful villages of Sicily
San Marco d'Alunzio
Castelmola / Montalbano Elicona
Savoca / Cefalu
Although there are many other villages worthy of your attention, the 'most beautiful village' classification is an extra assurance that the village is proud of its heritage and keen to preserve it and the villages are all worth a visit if you are nearby.