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Sicily was chosen by the Gods of Olympus as the scene of their stories of love and hatred, of passion and revenge, of sudden wrath and deep compassion. Noto lodging And today it's still a land of fire and passion. Agrigento Map. It's also a land of great beauty and contrast, not least the contrast between what the local politicians say they'll do with the money, and what eventually ends up getting built/maintained/improved. Agrigento Map. In ancient times, Sicily was covered with extremely rich farmland, whose copious wheat harvests fed virtually the entire western part of the Roman Empire. Agrigento Map Its thick forests were renowned, but the Romans plundered them to build their great naval fleets and the myriad wooden homes that fueled Nero's infamous fire. Enna Accomodation Like much of southern Italy, Sicily has been the ground upon which the boots of Western civilization have trod. Places of interest in Catania
Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Messina Accomodation The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Agrigento Map. A beautiful, mountainous island, Sicily has been occupied by a series of migrants and invaders. These include the Greeks, Cathaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Angevins and Spaniards. In 1861 Sicily became part of Italy when Garibaldi united the Kingdom of Italy and the island. Agrigento Map Eighty-five years later Sicily achieved "relative independence". This means that although Sicily belongs to Italy it is responsible for much of its own local affairs. Agrigento Map. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Farmhouses in Cefalu Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Hostels in Lampedusa However, Sicily's rugged terrain has provided its people with a degree of protection as many of its towns and villages are high in the mountains.
Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Agrigento Map. There are many castles and churches in Sicily to attract the tourist and important towns such as Taormina and Cefalu thrive on the tourist industry. Camping and Caravan sites in Enna Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Car Hire Catania Other places of interest are Madonie National Park, the Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily, the Cathedral of Monreale, the Dorian Temple and Theatre at Segesta, the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina, the ancient town of Syracuse and the archaeological area of Agrigento. Marsala Map