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Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Hostels in Giardini Naxos The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Campo Bello di Mazara Car Hire Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Ragusa Hotels 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo

From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. Its main products include wheat (hard wheat from Enna for bread and pasta), barley, corn, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes, potatoes, grapes, figs, pears, peaches, La Ficurinnia or the fig of India (from the West Indies) and citrus fruits and almonds (introduced by the Arabs). Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Ustica Holiday Accommodation This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Egadi Islands Agriturismo The Sicilian fishing industry provides tuna, swordfish, sea bream, sardines, octopus, squid, prawns and mussels. Other industries include wine (for example, Donna Fugata, Regaleali, Malvasia and sweet Marsala), balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, bottled water (from Geraci), salt and other food processing. Lampedusa Holiday Accommodation Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Sant Agata Militello villas Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.  

Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo 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. Licata villas 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. 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. Taormina apartments Among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Taormina Greek theatre and San Domenico Monastery near Messina the Greek theater. Piazza Armerina lodging 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. It’s also possible to visit the Pantelleria Islands, the Pelagian Islands and the Aeolian Islands from Sicily. Places of interest in Enna There’s enough there to keep one busy for eight days.

Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Cheap Milazzo Hotels You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Camping and Caravan sites in Pozzallo. 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. Sicily Bed and Breakfast 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. Nightlife Entertainment in Segesta 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.

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