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For touring the island can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. Campo Bello di Mazara Agriturismo The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches. Taormina Tours and Excursions. West of center of the north coast is Palermo the ancient capital and the islandís largest city. Be sure to visit the central market and 12th-century Monreale Cathedral which is 6 mi/8 km west of town (it has impressive biblical mosaics). Licata Accomodation About 50 mi/80 km west of Palermo lies the ancient village of Erice atop a mountain: It still has remains of a temple dedicated to Venus. Taormina Tours and Excursions. The southern coast has an even milder climate so thereís swimming most of the year (although it can get cold there between November and March). Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Milazzo Taormina Tours and Excursions

Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Taormina Tours and Excursions. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Capo D Orlando Villa Rentals Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Taormina Tours and Excursions 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. Taormina Tours and Excursions 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. Taormina Tours and Excursions. Although far from home strong links bound Sicilian migrants to their families and communities in Sicily. Cheap accommodation in Giardini Naxos 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. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Licata It is hardly surprising that Sicily should exert its "pull" on its own people as it has done to many others in the past. Discount hotels Segesta

The Aeolian Islands off the coast at Milazzo are well worth a visit. Taormina Tours and Excursions 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. Taormina Tours and Excursions. The island of Lipari is the most developed. Discount hotels Acireale Sample some of the islandís sweet white Malvasia wine while here. Head for Taormina Ė Sicilyís most picturesque town. Sant Agata Militello Accomodation 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. Taormina Tours and Excursions. The town was an important centre for trade and art through successive Roman, Norman, Spanish and French rules. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Trapani

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