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Last minute accommodation Sicily Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Cefalu 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. Discount accommodation Egadi Islands
Agritourism in Marsala
The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Agritourism in Marsala Mentioned in Homerís Odyssey and thought to be the home of Aeolus (the god of the wind) by the ancient Greeks, they offer spectacular volcanic scenery and fine beaches. Agritourism in Marsala. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Acireale Bed and Breakfast Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Caltanissetta weather forecast Its magnificent setting on a terrace of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea and its views of Mt Etna have long made it a top tourist destination. Agritourism in Marsala. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Siracusa Syracuse Agriturismo
Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Agritourism in Marsala. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Cheap accommodation in Taormina Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Agritourism in Marsala This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".
From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Agritourism in Marsala. 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 Marsala A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Hotels Taormina This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Agritourism in Marsala. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Giardini Naxos villas 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. Places of interest in Caltanissetta Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Agritourism in Marsala. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Cheap flats in Acitrezza Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.