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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. Agritourism in Milazzo The sea is deep blue, warm and clear, ideal for underwater swimming and fishing, accompanied by flying-fish, swordfish, turtles, sea-horses and hammerfish. Agritourism in Milazzo. The islands are bathed in a limpid clear light, setting off the black volcanic pumice stone. Nightlife Entertainment in Siracusa Syracuse Vines are cultivated on the coastal strips and around the towns. Hostels in Erice On the island of Vulcano bathe in its warm sea-water, heated by underground volcanic springs. Agritourism in Milazzo. The active volcano on Stromboli offers a spectacular opportunity to observe lava flows and frequent noisy minor eruptions. Cheap guesthouses Licata Agritourism in Milazzo

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Agritourism in Milazzo 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 Milazzo. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Pozzallo Villa Rentals Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Sicily Map 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 Milazzo. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Hotel Reservations Caltanissetta  

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. Flats in Siracusa Syracuse And today it's still a land of fire and passion. Agritourism in Milazzo. 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. Agritourism in Milazzo. In ancient times, Sicily was covered with extremely rich farmland, whose copious wheat harvests fed virtually the entire western part of the Roman Empire. Agritourism in Milazzo 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. Caltanissetta Map Like much of southern Italy, Sicily has been the ground upon which the boots of Western civilization have trod. Cheap flats in Milazzo

Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Discount cheap lodging Eolie Aeolian Islands The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Agritourism in Milazzo. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Agritourism in Siracusa Syracuse Traces of the Roman period in Sicily can be found in the amphitheatres at Taormina and Siracusa, as well as in that city's Christian catacombs. But perhaps Rome's most lasting (and infamous) contribution to the island came in fostering the great land ownerships which eventually impoverished the peasantry and led, many centuries later, to the founding of secret societies aimed at destroying the fabulously wealthy landlords. Agritourism in Milazzo. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Farmhouses in Sant Agata Militello

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