Visit Sicily

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Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and a region of Italy. It has a long, varied and storied history that draws tourists from around the world. From ancient Greek temples to picturesque beaches and delicious cuisine, Sicily offers something for everyone.

Indeed, Sicily was first inhabited by Greeks who established powerful cities such as Syracuse which became one of Magna Graecia's major centres in antiquity. In addition it was home to Arab cultures from 827AD until 1072 when Norman conquests brought Sicilian culture into close contact with European Renaissance civilization .

A popular destination in Sicily is Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano located on the east coast of the island. Visitors can explore its lava-filled craters and hike up to admire stunning views of olive groves, vineyards and snow-capped peaks on clear days.

Another must-see spot is Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital city full of colorful markets, ornate churches, grand palazzo's as well as garden parks like Villa Giulia with its impressive Baroque fountain at its centre.