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Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Giarre Villa Rentals The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Flats in Trapani 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Car Hire Giardini Naxos Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica

Begin your Sicilian odyssey in its capital city - Palermo. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica 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. Farmhouses in Milazzo 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 Ustica. 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. Discount hotels Trapani Donít miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Licata Hotels The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.  

Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Piazza Armerina Map Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".

For touring the island can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. Discount cheap lodging Nebrodi 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 Ustica. 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). Houses to rent in Trapani 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 Ustica. 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). Booking Hotels Catania

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