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Camping and Caravan sites in Taormina 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 Catania. 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). Eolie Aeolian Islands Holiday Flats 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 Catania. 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). Information about Nebrodi
Calendar of events in Catania
Begin your Sicilian odyssey in its capital city - Palermo. Calendar of events in Catania 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. Caltanissetta photos Today Palermo has an air of faded grandeur and an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches. Calendar of events in Catania. 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. Giarre Hotels Donít miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Self catering accommodation Piazza Armerina The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.
Calendar of events in Catania 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 coastóits crater is difficult to reach so bring a guide and dress warmly. Discount hotels Egadi Islands In April 1987 two people were killed when Mt. Etna erupted. Although it can erupt at any time ó most recently in January 1992 ó deadly incidents arenít common. Calendar of events in Catania. Thereís 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. Palermo lodging Among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Taormina Greek theatre and San Domenico Monastery near Messina the Greek theater. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo 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. Calendar of events in Catania. Itís also possible to visit the Pantelleria Islands, the Pelagian Islands and the Aeolian Islands from Sicily. Information about Nebrodi Thereís enough there to keep one busy for eight days.
Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Erice Map 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 Catania. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Tourist attractions in Sciacca 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 Catania. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Cheap Marsala Hotels