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Sicily is a mountainous island — an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Agritourism in Giardini Naxos There are many reasons to visit Sicily: water sports, beaches of rock and sand (including black sand), natural beauty, good food and friendly people. Discount accommodation Marsala Agritourism in Giardini Naxos

Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Lampedusa Car Hire You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Agritourism in Giardini Naxos. 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. Cheap Enna Hotels 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. Places of interest in Piazza Armerina 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.  

'To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not having seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the key to everything.' So said Goethe. Agritourism in Giardini Naxos. Tuscany might want a look in, and Rome might beg to differ, but Sicily, with a history of foreign occupation across the centuries, is certainly fascinating, with a real pot-pourri of culture, cuisine and architecture. Plus the odd volcano. Agritourism in Acitrezza

A source of revenue for the Sicilian economy has been money sent home from migrants. Agritourism in Giardini Naxos Like many Europeans, in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, a number of Sicilians migrated to countries such as the USA in search of work. Agritourism in Giardini Naxos. Although far from home strong links bound Sicilian migrants to their families and communities in Sicily. Erice villas In fact, today, some Sicilian Americans are thinking of returning to their roots and small complexes of retirement houses are being constructed for American Sicilians. Hotels Panarea It is hardly surprising that Sicily should exert its "pull" on its own people as it has done to many others in the past. Cheap accommodation in Palermo

Agritourism in Giardini Naxos