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Cheap accommodation in Milazzo The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches. Booking Hotels Enna. West of center of the north coast is Palermo the ancient capital and the islandís largest city. Be sure to visit the central market and 12th-century Monreale Cathedral which is 6 mi/8 km west of town (it has impressive biblical mosaics). Booking Hotels Giardini Naxos About 50 mi/80 km west of Palermo lies the ancient village of Erice atop a mountain: It still has remains of a temple dedicated to Venus. Booking Hotels Enna. The southern coast has an even milder climate so thereís swimming most of the year (although it can get cold there between November and March). Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Acitrezza
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The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Booking Hotels Enna 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 Enna. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Camping and Caravan sites in Enna Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Discount accommodation Capo D Orlando 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 Enna. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Hotel Reservations Cefalu
Sicily is a mountainous island ó an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Booking Hotels Enna There are many reasons to visit Sicily: water sports, beaches of rock and sand (including black sand), natural beauty, good food and friendly people. Hotels Piazza Armerina
From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Booking Hotels Enna. 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). Booking Hotels Enna A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Giarre Holiday Flats This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Booking Hotels Enna. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Pozzallo Tours and Excursions 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. Flats in Eolie Aeolian Islands Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Booking Hotels Enna. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Hotels Capo D Orlando Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.