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Booking Hotels Lampedusa Among the areas not to be missed are Agrigento (to see the Valley of the Temples); Acireale (to see puppets); Taormina (a unique beautiful town perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean); and Mt. Etna (10 902 ft/3 323 m) an active volcano on the east coast—its crater is difficult to reach so bring a guide and dress warmly. Cefalu lodging In April 1987 two people were killed when Mt. Etna erupted. Although it can erupt at any time — most recently in January 1992 — deadly incidents aren’t common. Booking Hotels Lampedusa. There’s good winter skiing with great ocean views from the mountain; drive the 120 mi/200 km around its base to see a wide variety of scenery. Cefalu weather forecast Among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Taormina Greek theatre and San Domenico Monastery near Messina the Greek theater. Hostels in Nebrodi In Syracuse the 5th-century BC Temple of Concord in Agrigento and the Casale Armerina (a jewel of a Roman villa with wonderful mosaics) in the town of Piazza Armerina near Enna. Booking Hotels Lampedusa. It’s also possible to visit the Pantelleria Islands, the Pelagian Islands and the Aeolian Islands from Sicily. Erice Holiday Flats There’s enough there to keep one busy for eight days. Booking Hotels Lampedusa

Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Booking Hotels Lampedusa. 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. Ustica photos Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Places of interest in Eolie Aeolian Islands 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. Hotel Reservations Pozzallo  

Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Booking Hotels Lampedusa. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Camping and Caravan sites in Capo D Orlando Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Booking Hotels Lampedusa This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".

Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Tourist attractions in Piazza Armerina 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 Lampedusa. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Acireale Villa Rentals 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 Lampedusa. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Cefalu Accommodation

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