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Sicily Island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and it is also known as Sicilia in Italian. It is an Italian autonomous region and its official name is Regione Siciliana or Sicilian Region. Sicily is the largest island on the Mediterranean Sea and it is located right in the middle of it, offering the locals and the tourists amazing sceneries, spectacular colour spectacles and unique sunsets.
The tallest active volcano on the European Continent is located in Sicily: Mount Etna. There is a strong contrast between the active mountains and the soft sanded beaches that offer access to some of the most beautiful waters in Europe, which is given by the complexity of the island.
Thousands of years ago, Sicily used to be home to the Greek and Phoenician civilizations and later on, to the Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs and Normands. The rich history of Sicily is written in the historical sources and thousands of books that contain every single detail of the long endurance of the island. In time, the island not only evolved from an infrastructural and a touristic point of view, but it also helped its people evolve and create mesmerising traditions, an excellent cuisine, charming arts, music, literature and sublime architecture. The monuments and buildings that stood tall and imposing through time can be observed and admired by the tourists throughout the year.
The capital of Sicily is Palermo, which is a historic city and a wonderful relaxation oasis, as well as a popular destination. There are other cities that are very popular in Sicily, too, such as Catania, Syracuse, Trapani, Taormina or Cefalu, Messina, Noto, Ragusa and more. Palermo is a large city where the travellers must carefully plan their trip in order to explore the most important sights and leave nothing on the outside. Some of the most popular landmarks here are Monumento Strage di Capaci, Fontana della Vergogna, Parco delle Madonie, Palazzo Conte Federico, Piazza Pretoria, Palazzo Pretorio, la Cuba, Villa Napoli, Campanile di San Giuseppe Cafasso and many more.
Palermo and its surroundings are electrifying and full of positive energy. The art and music in this area have the power of breaking the mind free and releasing it from the daily routine’s tension. The architecture of the famous structures in this city are simply overwhelming and remind the tourists of the creative power of the humanity. Sicily is known for its incredible outdoors and the many options the travellers have when it comes to being active. The city of Palermo makes no exception from the rule. Riserva Naturale Orientata di Capo Gallo, Orto Botanico di Palermo, Gorgo Beach, Mondello Beach, are just a few of the relaxing, natural places that the capital has to offer. Palermo is an amazing city, filled with numberless attractions, but Sicily is not all about its capital.
The Ionian coast is one of the island’s wonders, where the Mountain Etna is located. This is a place of all superlatives and the holiday resorts adapt to the rules. Taormina is the most popular and the best holiday resort, where anyone will free their souls from the disturbing urban agglomeration. Also, the city of Catania is located on the coastline. This city has impressive buildings and structures that have been present on these lands since the Roman’s times.
Sicily has a multitude of touristic objectives and a complexity of beauties, but no matter where one heads to, all of the destinations on this island will leave unforgettable traces of joy and positivity on the travellers’ minds.