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Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Pozzallo Accommodation You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. 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. Noto Accommodation 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. Cheap hostels in Egadi 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta

As elsewhere in the Roman Empire, the Romans were replaced by the Vandals and the Ostrogoths, who demolished far more than they built (one rare example is the villa of Piazza Armerina) and were swept away by the Byzantines. Ustica Accomodation The Arabs who followed them moved the capitol from Siracusa to Palermo, renamed most of the existing towns, and planted the first carobs, date-palms, citrus trees, jasmines and melons. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. The Normans took over in 1061. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta They tore down almost all signs of Arab culture. Panarea lodging They brought the island to a new level of prosperity and planted a different kind of seed, still visible today in the blonde and red tresses of many Sicilians. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. It is to the Normans that we owe the most spectacular of Sicily's architectural treasures. Marsala Villa Rentals From the cathedrals of Cefalů, Messina and Monreale to Palermo's Zisa and Cuba, the churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, San Cataldo and the Martorana. Under the realm of Frederick II, the Swabian king, Sicily became one of the centers of the Western world, and perhaps it is not surprising that the principal architectural endeavors of this era. These lasted only from 1220 to 1250, were of a military nature, such as the castles in Siracusa, Catania and Salemi. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. When Frederick died in 1250, his successor Manfred was murdered by the ruthless Charles of Anjou, whose French allies streamed into the island and established a new aristocracy so despised that it led to the popular uprising called the Sicilian Vespers. Discount cheap lodging Noto Eventually, in 1302, the French gave way to the Aragonese (part of the same dynasty which sponsored Christopher Columbus), who dominated until 1734. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. The aristocracy created during this realm left their magnificent homes, such as Palermo's Palazzo Sclafani and Palazzo Chiaramonte, scattered all over the island. Giarre Accomodation The Aragonese clergy, while wielding the heavy arm of the Inquisition, effectively conspired to keep almost all artistic traces of the Renaissance out of the island.  

Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Calendar of events in Giarre The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. 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 Segesta 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 Segesta. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Cheap Siracusa Syracuse Hotels Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Sant Agata Militello Car Hire 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 Segesta Sicily, a beautiful island located in the Mediterranean Sea, with its rich natural heritage, represents one of the most interesting tourist destinations. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. Sun, blue sea, and beaches, are the natural attractions of a place full of history and culture. Celebrated throughout the centuries by writers and poets, who have spread its fame from ancient times up to the present. Discount accommodation Lipari You must Visit Taormina. Founded by the Greeks on the promontory of the Tauro Mountain, Taormina is one of the jewels of Sicily. Farmhouses in Palermo Dominated from Etna and to lean over on the sea. Cefalu Hotels Famous for his Greek Roman Theater from which there is such a feeling of being suspended between the sea and the sky. Camping and Caravan sites in Segesta. Taormina is a tourist and pleasant town which leaves an unforgettable memory to whoever arrives in Sicily. Cefalu Hotels

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