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Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Houses to rent in Segesta 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 Egadi Islands. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Farmhouses in Erice 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 Egadi Islands. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Camping and Caravan sites in Nebrodi Calendar of events in Egadi Islands

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands Mentioned in Homer’s 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. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Eolie Aeolian Islands weather forecast Sample some of the island’s sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina – Sicily’s most picturesque town. Cheap guesthouses Piazza Armerina 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. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Milazzo Holiday Flats  

Calendar of events in Egadi Islands 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. Campo Bello di Mazara Holiday Accommodation 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. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands. 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. Places of interest in Sicily Among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Taormina Greek theatre and San Domenico Monastery near Messina the Greek theater. Nightlife Entertainment in Marsala 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 Egadi Islands. It’s also possible to visit the Pantelleria Islands, the Pelagian Islands and the Aeolian Islands from Sicily. Places of interest in Trapani There’s enough there to keep one busy for eight days.

Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Self catering accommodation Eolie Aeolian Islands The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands. A beautiful, mountainous island, Sicily has been occupied by a series of migrants and invaders. These include the Greeks, Cathaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Angevins and Spaniards. In 1861 Sicily became part of Italy when Garibaldi united the Kingdom of Italy and the island. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands Eighty-five years later Sicily achieved "relative independence". This means that although Sicily belongs to Italy it is responsible for much of its own local affairs. Calendar of events in Egadi Islands. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Cheap hostels in Siracusa Syracuse Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Licata Map However, Sicily's rugged terrain has provided its people with a degree of protection as many of its towns and villages are high in the mountains.

Calendar of events in Egadi Islands