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The little known Aeolian Islands just of the northern coast of Sicily are an undiscovered delight, particularly if you're looking for peace and quiet surrounded by the pleasures of nature. Acireale Hotels The sea is deep blue, warm and clear, ideal for underwater swimming and fishing, accompanied by flying-fish, swordfish, turtles, sea-horses and hammerfish. Acireale Hotels. The islands are bathed in a limpid clear light, setting off the black volcanic pumice stone. Tourist Information office centre Solunto Vines are cultivated on the coastal strips and around the towns. Calendar of events in Enna On the island of Vulcano bathe in its warm sea-water, heated by underground volcanic springs. Acireale Hotels. The active volcano on Stromboli offers a spectacular opportunity to observe lava flows and frequent noisy minor eruptions. Cheap hostels in Milazzo
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and occupies a strategic position at the toe of Italy. Acireale Hotels The island has long been a magnet for invaders - all of whom have left their mark. Panarea Accommodation Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes. Acireale Hotels. Visiting these relics of the past, swimming off the island’s beautiful golden beaches, marvelling at Mt Etna – Europe’s largest live volcano – and sampling first-rate seafood are all part of the Sicilian experience. Acireale Hotels. City of Catania. Cheap Eolie Aeolian Islands Hotels Situated at the mountain slope of Etna and to the center of a fertile lowland cultivated to citrus fruit, it was occupied from the Cartaginesi versus 700 B.C. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Piazza Armerina Then it was under the dominion of Siracusa and conquered from Dionigi and from the Cartaginesi then, finally by the Romans in the 263 B.C. Siracusa Syracuse photos Subsequently conquered from the Normanni was destroyed in 1693 from a terrible earthquake. Acireale Hotels. We find it again today, like commercial heart of the Isle with its splendid and attractive baroque.
Begin your Sicilian odyssey in its capital city - Palermo. Acireale Hotels Spectacularly situated along a wide sweep of bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, Palermo was the wealthiest and most magnificent city in Europe in the 12th century. Cefalu Holiday Accommodation Today Palermo has an air of faded grandeur and an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches. Acireale Hotels. Stroll along the Via Roma and Via Maqueda in the heart of the old town and get a sense of what Palermo is all about. Catania Villa Rentals Don’t miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Sicily Map The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.