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Sicily Travel information A spectacular land of rugged mountains, golden wheat fields and rocky coasts inhabited by a fiercely independent people who bring passion to everything they do, be it a religious celebration or a holiday dinner. Caltanissetta villas
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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. Noto weather forecast. 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). Noto weather forecast A sweet liquid called "manna" is produced in Castelbuono and Pollina. Tourist Information office centre Catania This is collected from a species of Ash tree. It solidifies and is used in cakes and sweets. Noto weather forecast. Dairy produce includes a number of cheeses such as Ricotta, Pecorino Siciliano and Caciocavallo Ragusano. Hotel Reservations Eolie Aeolian Islands 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. Tourist Information office centre Lampedusa Sulphur mines in Caltanissetta have traditionally played a part in the Sicilian economy. Today chemicals and refined petroleum are modern Sicilian industries. Noto weather forecast. The growth of transport companies and the modernisation of Sicily's road system have been essential to Sicily's industrial development. Cheap Catania Hotels Chief Sicilian ports are Catania, Messina and Palermo.
Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Siracusa Syracuse Map You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Noto weather forecast. 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. Licata lodging 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. Hostels in Ustica 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 is a mountainous island — an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Noto weather forecast There are many reasons to visit Sicily: water sports, beaches of rock and sand (including black sand), natural beauty, good food and friendly people. Cheap hostels in Egadi Islands