Sicily is the biggest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is among the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries committed to locations of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions. Nature seems to have actually endowed all its marvels to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its unbelievable colors, its crystal-clear water and the appeal of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
An array of Mediterranean cultures, the Italian island of Sicily continues to wear its status of regional crossroads like a badge of honor. From ancient Greek temples to Baroque palazzos and Norman churches, Sicily’s appeal depends on its diversity. The island has seen the Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians and Elymians contribute to its abundant history, and all have left their stamp; and genes; on Sicily. This is no cross in one step island, however.
Visitors are often shocked by the large size of Sicily and one can go weeks checking out the location. Sicily is a land of paradoxes, hipster bars vie with lazy enotecas on coastal stretches and ancient fisherman share their towns with shop hotel owners. Here you will find the arches that signify Sicily’s Arabian history, the handsome walls of Norman locations and the lively mosaics of previous Byzantine civilizations. Ageless local dishes are still used to create the meals that Sicily is so well-known for all over the world.
The secret lies in the freshest of ingredients grown in fertile valleys fed by the riches of cigarette smoking volcanos; tomatoes, aubergines and greens; while the Mediterranean supplies the shellfish and fish. The natural appeal of Sicily has actually motivated love songs for centuries. Mt Etna controls the landscape, while the holy trinity of sea, volcano and mountain landscapes produces one of the most stunning landscapes worldwide. Pearly islands turning up along the coast in beautiful blue waters, mountain meadows rupturing with color and birds filling the Sicilian skies on their route from Europe to Africa and back, all add their magic to the island’s beauty.
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