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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and occupies a strategic position at the toe of Italy. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice The island has long been a magnet for invaders - all of whom have left their mark. Camping and Caravan sites in Caltanissetta Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. Visiting these relics of the past, swimming off the island’s beautiful golden beaches, marvelling at Mt Etna – Europe’s largest live volcano – and sampling first-rate seafood are all part of the Sicilian experience. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. City of Catania. Tourist attractions in Ragusa Situated at the mountain slope of Etna and to the center of a fertile lowland cultivated to citrus fruit, it was occupied from the Cartaginesi versus 700 B.C. Hotel Reservations Acireale Then it was under the dominion of Siracusa and conquered from Dionigi and from the Cartaginesi then, finally by the Romans in the 263 B.C. Cheap Milazzo Hotels Subsequently conquered from the Normanni was destroyed in 1693 from a terrible earthquake. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. We find it again today, like commercial heart of the Isle with its splendid and attractive baroque. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice

Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. There are many castles and churches in Sicily to attract the tourist and important towns such as Taormina and Cefalu thrive on the tourist industry. Discount cheap lodging Giardini Naxos Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Flats in Sicily 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. Giardini Naxos lodging  

From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. 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). Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Cheap flats in Catania This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Farmhouses in Nebrodi 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. Panarea Holiday Accommodation Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Giardini Naxos Villa Rentals Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Hotel Reservations Catania Sample some of the island’s sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina – Sicily’s most picturesque town. Tourist Information office centre Erice 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Cheap flats in Noto

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