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Flats in Taormina Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Houses to rent in Acireale 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. Ustica Hotels
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Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Car Hire Campo Bello di Mazara Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".
A source of revenue for the Sicilian economy has been money sent home from migrants. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica Like many Europeans, in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, a number of Sicilians migrated to countries such as the USA in search of work. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica. Although far from home strong links bound Sicilian migrants to their families and communities in Sicily. Hostels in Nebrodi In fact, today, some Sicilian Americans are thinking of returning to their roots and small complexes of retirement houses are being constructed for American Sicilians. Discount hotels Lampedusa It is hardly surprising that Sicily should exert its "pull" on its own people as it has done to many others in the past. Sicily travel
Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Self catering accommodation Ragusa The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Cefalu Tours and Excursions 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Ustica. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Hotel Reservations Noto