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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. Tourist Information office centre Catania The sea is deep blue, warm and clear, ideal for underwater swimming and fishing, accompanied by flying-fish, swordfish, turtles, sea-horses and hammerfish. Tourist Information office centre Catania. The islands are bathed in a limpid clear light, setting off the black volcanic pumice stone. Pozzallo Villa Rentals Vines are cultivated on the coastal strips and around the towns. Giarre Accommodation On the island of Vulcano bathe in its warm sea-water, heated by underground volcanic springs. Tourist Information office centre Catania. The active volcano on Stromboli offers a spectacular opportunity to observe lava flows and frequent noisy minor eruptions. Flats in Messina Tourist Information office centre Catania

Ironically, the earthquake that devastated the southeastern provinces in 1693 became the springboard for Sicily's most glorious period, the baroque. Acireale Agriturismo 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. Camping and Caravan sites in Caltanissetta 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. Tourist Information office centre Catania. 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. Car Hire Milazzo Sicily remained in Bourbon hands until 1861, when unification created the Kingdom of Italy.  

Begin your Sicilian odyssey in its capital city - Palermo. Tourist Information office centre Catania Spectacularly situated along a wide sweep of bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, Palermo was the wealthiest and most magnificent city in Europe in the 12th century. Cheap hostels in Palermo Today Palermo has an air of faded grandeur and an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches. Tourist Information office centre Catania. Stroll along the Via Roma and Via Maqueda in the heart of the old town and get a sense of what Palermo is all about. Camping and Caravan sites in Agrigento Donít miss the magnificent 12th century Norman cathedral at Monreale, 8 kilometres southwest of the city. Cheap hostels in Ustica The inside of the cathedral is covered in breathtakingly glittering mosaics.

Over the centuries the Sicilians have valued a close family life with all its responsibilities. Tourist Information office centre Catania. In turn the Sicilian people have looked to themselves in the face of foreign occupation and imposed government. Houses to rent in Pozzallo Partly in response to invasion and colonisation a purely Sicilian hierarchy emerged. Tourist Information office centre Catania This became known as the Sicilian Mafia organised upon what can roughly be translated as "respect", "dignity" and "silence".

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