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Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, lies between southern Italy and North Africa. Farmhouses in Panarea The island can be seen as a "stepping stone" between Europe and Africa. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello. 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello. The island is divided into nine provinces: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Giardini Naxos Villa Rentals Throughout history islands have been invaded by foreign powers. Tourist attractions in Enna 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello Mentioned in Homerís 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 Sant Agata Militello. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Catania Car Hire Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Farmhouses in Capo D Orlando 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 Sant Agata Militello. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Egadi Islands Holiday Flats  

Ironically, the earthquake that devastated the southeastern provinces in 1693 became the springboard for Sicily's most glorious period, the baroque. Discount accommodation Siracusa Syracuse It gleams in the cities and towns of Palermo, Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Comiso, Scicli and dozens more, all of which had to be rebuilt from the ground up. Last minute accommodation Ragusa After the Aragonese, Sicily passed briefly into the hands of the Austrians, to be willingly rescued in 1734 by the Bourbons of Spain, whose throne was actually located in Naples. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello. During one forced exile in Palermo, the Bourbon king Ferdinand's wife Maria Carolina (sister of Marie Antoinette) built La Favorita. , A magnificent refuge in which to hide from the subjects she thoroughly loathed. Marsala Bed and Breakfast Sicily remained in Bourbon hands until 1861, when unification created the Kingdom of Italy.

Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello Sicily, a beautiful island located in the Mediterranean Sea, with its rich natural heritage, represents one of the most interesting tourist destinations. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello. 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. Panarea Holiday Accommodation You must Visit Taormina. Founded by the Greeks on the promontory of the Tauro Mountain, Taormina is one of the jewels of Sicily. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello Dominated from Etna and to lean over on the sea. Tourist Information office centre Erice Famous for his Greek Roman Theater from which there is such a feeling of being suspended between the sea and the sky. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Sant Agata Militello. Taormina is a tourist and pleasant town which leaves an unforgettable memory to whoever arrives in Sicily. Tourist Information office centre Erice

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