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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and occupies a strategic position at the toe of Italy. Agritourism in Sicily The island has long been a magnet for invaders - all of whom have left their mark. Cheap hostels in Egadi Islands Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes. Agritourism in Sicily. Visiting these relics of the past, swimming off the island’s beautiful golden beaches, marvelling at Mt Etna – Europe’s largest live volcano – and sampling first-rate seafood are all part of the Sicilian experience. Agritourism in Sicily. City of Catania. Sant Agata Militello Hotels Situated at the mountain slope of Etna and to the center of a fertile lowland cultivated to citrus fruit, it was occupied from the Cartaginesi versus 700 B.C. Discount hotels Giarre Then it was under the dominion of Siracusa and conquered from Dionigi and from the Cartaginesi then, finally by the Romans in the 263 B.C. Hotels Segesta Subsequently conquered from the Normanni was destroyed in 1693 from a terrible earthquake. Agritourism in Sicily. We find it again today, like commercial heart of the Isle with its splendid and attractive baroque. Agritourism in Sicily

Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Car Hire Eolie Aeolian Islands The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Agritourism in Sicily. 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. Agritourism in Sicily 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. Agritourism in Sicily. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Sicily travel Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Taormina Car Hire 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.  

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Agritourism in Sicily Mentioned in Homer’s 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 Sicily. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Pozzallo Accomodation Sample some of the island’s sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina – Sicily’s most picturesque town. Hotels Panarea 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 Sicily. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Lipari

'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 Sicily. 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. Sant Agata Militello Holiday Flats

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