|It's more than an island! It is the world's first multicultural society and the most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily: a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food. This enchanting land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, Angevins and Aragonese made Sicily their own, leaving behind an eclectic history that you can still touch today. And Sicily will touch you. Thirty centuries of history expressed in the Classical, the Romanesque, the Gothic, the Baroque...|
Sunny Sicily is Punic Palermo, towering Taormina, ancient Agrigento, splendid Siracusa, and medieval Monreale and Cefalù.
It is also a place where the mountains meet the sea, it is the home of heavenly beaches , majestic mountains and Europe's greatest natural wonder, Mount Etna and the coasts are gold with orange and lemon orchards. In northeastern Sicily you'll find lush forests while in the central regions you'll encounter rugged land and rolling hills covered with vineyards, ancient olive groves, hardy almond orchards and endless wheat fields .