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Cheap flats in Trapani Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Last minute accommodation Licata Other places of interest are Madonie National Park, the Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily, the Cathedral of Monreale, the Dorian Temple and Theatre at Segesta, the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina, the ancient town of Syracuse and the archaeological area of Agrigento. Nightlife Entertainment in Segesta
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Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Discount accommodation Noto You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Cheap guesthouses 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. Sciacca villas 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice 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.
Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Tourist Information office centre Sant Agata Militello The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos. 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. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos 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. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Hostels in Egadi Islands Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Camping and Caravan sites in Nebrodi 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.
The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos 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. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Discount hotels Campo Bello di Mazara Sample some of the island’s sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina – Sicily’s most picturesque town. Licata Accomodation 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. Cheap guesthouses Giardini Naxos. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Cheap flats in Erice