Sicily

Castles in Central Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
The central section of Sicily includes a number of beautiful castles that can be visited among the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta. In this article you will find a list of some of the best castles that you can find here, with some useful information about the past of the area and its legends...
Castles in Western Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Sicily is the region with the highest number of castles in the country. It would be impossible to visit all the castles present on the island but here is some of the must-to-visit reduced in a short selection in the Western side of the territory:  Agrigento Castle of Racalmuto  Most of the...
Mt. Etna - Sicily's Mountain of Fire
Friday, July 11TH, 2014 by
Mount Etna   The eastern coast of Sicily has historically been one of the most geologically active in all of Europe, dominated by the hulking mass of Mount Etna, Italy's largest active volcano. Etna's fiery history has been documented since ancient times, bestowing its slopes and the...
Frederick II: Stupor Mundi
Wednesday, July 09TH, 2014 by
Frederick II with Eagle Frederick of Hohenstaufen (known in Italian as Federico VII Hohenstaufen di Svevia, Federico I di Sicilia, and Federico II del Sacro Romano Impero), was the larger-than-life King of Sicily, Holy Roman Emperor and (briefly) King of Jerusalem - a true legend...
Agrigento is nuts about almonds
Thursday, November 22TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Agrigento is Nuts about Almonds   Agrigento is certainly famous for the production of its  cannoli siciliani, cassate and other local foods, but there is  another thing this area is known for: almonds. More than the fruit itself, Agrigento is renowned for the festivals celebrated in its honor...
Sicily: the Grand Tour is still alive
Monday, July 18TH, 2011 by
Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean's islands. Because of its location and its history, it is one of Italy's major tourist destinations, both for its beaches and its cultural offerings. Touring Sicily would take months in itself because there's simply so much to do and see, so we are forced...
Sicily: Beyond mafia and stereotypes
Wednesday, February 16TH, 2011 by
The Greek theatre in Taormina and the Aetna (photo from Siciliae.com)Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and one of the most beautiful regions in the world. It is multi-cultural; many different races and religions have found home throughout the millennia. From Greeks to Arabs, from...
Aeolian Islands
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by
Aeolian Islands - View The Aeolian Islands or the Lipari Islands is an archipelago of volcanic islands located north of Sicily. The Islands are known to be a very popular tourist destination during summer, and attract more than 200,000 visitors each year. The islands had been declared a world...
Villa Romana del Casale
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by
Sicily - Piazza Armerina Villa Romana del Casale is an ancient Roman estate located outside Piazza Armerina in the Sicilian countryside. Built in the 4th century BC the villa was originally the center of an agricultural estate. Since the 19th century excavations have taken place at the site and...
  The Pantalica Necropolis - Panorama Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica are two different Sicilian sites that contain archeological remains that date back to Greek and Roman times. In Pantalica, the necropolis holds more than 5,000 tombs carved into the rock close to the stone quarries...

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