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The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta 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. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Hotel Reservations Palermo Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Last minute accommodation Solunto 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. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Places of interest in Campo Bello di Mazara Booking Hotels Caltanissetta

Begin your Sicilian odyssey in its capital city - Palermo. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta Spectacularly situated along a wide sweep of bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, Palermo was the wealthiest and most magnificent city in Europe in the 12th century. Sciacca photos Today Palermo has an air of faded grandeur and an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. Stroll along the Via Roma and Via Maqueda in the heart of the old town and get a sense of what Palermo is all about. Camping and Caravan sites in Siracusa Syracuse Donít miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Licata Map The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.  

Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Camping and Caravan sites in Nebrodi The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Cheap guesthouses Capo D Orlando 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. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Milazzo apartments

Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Booking Hotels Caltanissetta. There are many castles and churches in Sicily to attract the tourist and important towns such as Taormina and Cefalu thrive on the tourist industry. Lipari Accomodation Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Acitrezza lodging 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. Acitrezza Hotels

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