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Sicily family holidays Today Palermo has an air of faded grandeur and an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos. 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. Calendar of events in Noto Don’t miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Nebrodi Map The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.
Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos
Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Milazzo Tours and Excursions You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos. A rope marks the spot where the volcano’s unpredictability makes it unsafe to go any further. Further south, the town of Syracuse was once a very powerful Greek city. Marsala Map Check out the medieval buildings on the island of Ortigia which lies in the centre of town. Don’t miss the 5th century Teatro Greco – a masterpiece hewn out of rock with a seating capacity for 16,000 people. Tourist Information office centre Eolie Aeolian Islands The five Doric temples in the town of Agrigento are also well worth a visit. They are the most well preserved of Sicily’s Greek ruins and are truly spectacular.
For touring the island can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. Cheap flats in Palermo The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos. 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). Self catering accommodation Messina 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos. 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). Caltanissetta Holiday Flats
Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Trapani Map Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Camping and Caravan sites in Giardini Naxos This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".