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Piazza Armerina Holiday Accommodation Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Taormina 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. Agritourism in Messina
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From early times Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and today Sicily still has a largely agricultural based economy. Hotel Reservations Messina. 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). Hotel Reservations Messina A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Capo D Orlando Accommodation This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Hotel Reservations Messina. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Discount accommodation Sciacca 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. Lampedusa Car Hire Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Hotel Reservations Messina. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Car Hire Licata Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.
The little known Aeolian Islands just of the northern coast of Sicily are an undiscovered delight, particularly if you're looking for peace and quiet surrounded by the pleasures of nature. Hotel Reservations Messina The sea is deep blue, warm and clear, ideal for underwater swimming and fishing, accompanied by flying-fish, swordfish, turtles, sea-horses and hammerfish. Hotel Reservations Messina. The islands are bathed in a limpid clear light, setting off the black volcanic pumice stone. Calendar of events in Acireale Vines are cultivated on the coastal strips and around the towns. Messina Car Hire On the island of Vulcano bathe in its warm sea-water, heated by underground volcanic springs. Hotel Reservations Messina. The active volcano on Stromboli offers a spectacular opportunity to observe lava flows and frequent noisy minor eruptions. Pozzallo Tours and Excursions
Hotel Reservations Messina Among the areas not to be missed are Agrigento (to see the Valley of the Temples); Acireale (to see puppets); Taormina (a unique beautiful town perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean); and Mt. Etna (10 902 ft/3 323 m) an active volcano on the east coast—its crater is difficult to reach so bring a guide and dress warmly. Hotels Licata In April 1987 two people were killed when Mt. Etna erupted. Although it can erupt at any time — most recently in January 1992 — deadly incidents aren’t common. Hotel Reservations Messina. There’s good winter skiing with great ocean views from the mountain; drive the 120 mi/200 km around its base to see a wide variety of scenery. Booking Hotels Lipari Among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Taormina Greek theatre and San Domenico Monastery near Messina the Greek theater. Acireale Bed and Breakfast In Syracuse the 5th-century BC Temple of Concord in Agrigento and the Casale Armerina (a jewel of a Roman villa with wonderful mosaics) in the town of Piazza Armerina near Enna. Hotel Reservations Messina. It’s also possible to visit the Pantelleria Islands, the Pelagian Islands and the Aeolian Islands from Sicily. Acitrezza Agriturismo There’s enough there to keep one busy for eight days.