Sicily Car Hire
|Agritourism in Agrigento |
Palermo Holiday Flats Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Campo Bello di Mazara Holiday Accommodation 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. Agrigento Villa Rentals
Agritourism in Agrigento
For touring the island can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. Cefalu Villa Rentals The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches. Agritourism in Agrigento. West of center of the north coast is Palermo the ancient capital and the island’s largest city. Be sure to visit the central market and 12th-century Monreale Cathedral which is 6 mi/8 km west of town (it has impressive biblical mosaics). Hotel Reservations Agrigento About 50 mi/80 km west of Palermo lies the ancient village of Erice atop a mountain: It still has remains of a temple dedicated to Venus. Agritourism in Agrigento. The southern coast has an even milder climate so there’s swimming most of the year (although it can get cold there between November and March). Discount cheap lodging Egadi Islands
Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Segesta Villa Rentals You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Agritourism in Agrigento. A rope marks the spot where the volcano’s unpredictability makes it unsafe to go any further. Further south, the town of Syracuse was once a very powerful Greek city. Booking Hotels Erice Check out the medieval buildings on the island of Ortigia which lies in the centre of town. Don’t miss the 5th century Teatro Greco – a masterpiece hewn out of rock with a seating capacity for 16,000 people. Self catering accommodation Cefalu The five Doric temples in the town of Agrigento are also well worth a visit. They are the most well preserved of Sicily’s Greek ruins and are truly spectacular.
From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Agritourism in Agrigento. Its main products include wheat (hard wheat from Enna for bread and pasta), barley, corn, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, potatoes, grapes, figs, pears, peaches, La Ficurinnia or the fig of India (from the West Indies) and citrus fruits and almonds (introduced by the Arabs). Agritourism in Agrigento A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Tourist Information office centre Noto This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Agritourism in Agrigento. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Segesta weather forecast The Sicilian fishing industry provides tuna, swordfish, sea bream, sardines, octopus, squid, prawns and mussels. Other industries include wine (for example, Donna Fugata, Regaleali, Malvasia and sweet Marsala), balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, bottled water (from Geraci), salt and other food processing. Noto Holiday Flats Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Agritourism in Agrigento. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Ragusa Accommodation Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.