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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. Booking Hotels Pozzallo The sea is deep blue, warm and clear, ideal for underwater swimming and fishing, accompanied by flying-fish, swordfish, turtles, sea-horses and hammerfish. Booking Hotels Pozzallo. The islands are bathed in a limpid clear light, setting off the black volcanic pumice stone. Farmhouses in Eolie Aeolian Islands Vines are cultivated on the coastal strips and around the towns. Agritourism in Segesta On the island of Vulcano bathe in its warm sea-water, heated by underground volcanic springs. Booking Hotels Pozzallo. The active volcano on Stromboli offers a spectacular opportunity to observe lava flows and frequent noisy minor eruptions. Houses to rent in Siracusa Syracuse
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Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Cheap guesthouses Solunto 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 Pozzallo. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Nightlife Entertainment in Ragusa 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 Pozzallo. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Sicily weather forecast