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Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Last minute accommodation Pozzallo The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Eolie Aeolian Islands Accomodation 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. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Agritourism in Cefalu Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara

Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. 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. Nebrodi Tours and Excursions Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Licata Car Hire 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. Segesta Map  

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and occupies a strategic position at the toe of Italy. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara The island has long been a magnet for invaders - all of whom have left their mark. Tourist attractions in Acitrezza Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. 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. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. City of Catania. Cheap accommodation in Ragusa 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. Giarre Map 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. Self catering accommodation Milazzo Subsequently conquered from the Normanni was destroyed in 1693 from a terrible earthquake. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. We find it again today, like commercial heart of the Isle with its splendid and attractive baroque.

For touring the island can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. Flats in Marsala The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. West of center of the north coast is Palermo the ancient capital and the island’s 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). Giarre Map 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. Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara. The southern coast has an even milder climate so there’s swimming most of the year (although it can get cold there between November and March). Siracusa Syracuse Accommodation

Calendar of events in Campo Bello di Mazara