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» Why Si­cily? 12 cul­tures in 1.
» Top 12 destina­tions in Si­cily.
» Sights to see.
» Personalized Travel. REAL travel agents.
» Scenic Places & ge­og­ra­phy.
» Hotels & other lodging in Sicily.
» Country Cooking Classes at Tarantola winery.
» Market Cooking Classes with Vincenzo Clemente.
» Restaurants reviewed.
» Tours of Si­cily & more.
» Travel Faqs and real answers.
» Sicily Air­ports - get­ting there.
» Travel Ideas for your visit.
» Sicily Maps - roads & cities.
» Sicily Weather fore­casts, temps.
» Beaches in Sicily - a selection.
» Villas in Sicily & how to find one.
» Sightseeing and touring.
» LECTURES by real historians.
» Genealogical Research - finding family roots.
» Tour Guides listed by locality.
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Culture, History, Curiosities
» Sicily Facts and figures.
» Food and Wine - eating, drinking, enjoying.
» Sicilian Culture - all things Si­cilian.
» Golf courses & resorts.
» Transportation - trains, buses...
» Sicily for Children. For families!
» Young Students. Study resources.
» Travel Guide Books reviewed.
» Sicilian Genealogy. Family history.
» Travel Agent Resources and ad­vice.
» Sicilian Literature - then and now.
» Arts and Artists. Creativity.
» Sicilian Identity - ethnic legacy.
» Religions of Sicily. Faiths.
» Peoples of Sicily. Meet the peoples!
» Invisible Sicily - the unseen.
» Kingdom of Sicily - the book.
» Sicilian - language of a people.

Find a hotel in Sicily.
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SICILY Search the entire island.
Agrigento Ancient Greek temples.
Catania Sicily's bustling second city.
Cefalù Splendid Norman cathedral
Marsala Sicily's wine country.
Messina Underrated but interesting.
Noto Baroque splendor in scenic hills.
Palermo Medieval Norman-Arab legacy.
Ragusa Baroque and charming.
Siracusa Ancient Greek capital.
Taormina Delightful hilltop resort town.
Trapani Near Erice and Segesta.
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Places, Localities, Regions, Nature
Finding it in Sicily.
Aeolian Islands - great beaches.
Agrigento - ancient Greek temples.
Alcantara Gorge - majestic canyon.
Bagheria - baroque dignity.
Caccamo Castle - hilltop fortress.
Caltagirone - majolica art.
Caltanissetta - feudal Sicily.
Catania - Sicily's Second City.
Cefalù - Norman cathedral.
Egadian Islands - coastal treasures.
Enna - Persephone's city.
Erice - castles and couscous.
Favignana - western island.
Ficuzza - royal forest.
Etna - Europe's largest volcano!
Halaesa - ancient Greek village.
Himera - ancient Greek city.
Hyblaean Mountains - stately hills.
Lampedusa - remote island.
Lipari - volcanic islands.
Madonie Mountains - grand summits.
Malta - the country next door.
Marsala - wine capital.
Messina - crusaders' port city.
Milazzo (Mylae) - coastal Greek city.
Monreale Abbey. Don't miss it!
Morgantina - archeological site.
Mozia - Phoenician harbor.
Naxos - first Greek colony.
Nebrodi Mountains - forested peaks.
Noto - baroque beauty.
Piazza Armerina - Roman mosaics.
Palermo - capital city.
Pantalica - older than ancient.
Pantelleria - windy island.
Peloritan Mountains - rugged dignity.
Ragusa - baroque Sicily.
San Vito lo Capo - beaches.
Sciacca - medieval charm.
Scopello - secret hamlet.
Segesta - greatest Greek temple.
Sicanian Mountains - the heartland.
Selinunte - secret temples.
Siracusa - greatest Greek city.
Solunto - ancient hilltop town.
Taormina - Sicily's resort town.
Tindari - ancient Roman mountain.
Trapani - wind mills.
Ustica - marine reserve.
Vendicari Reserve - nature reserve.
Wine Country - endless vineyards.
Zingaro Reserve - grasslands.

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