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Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. Sicily Hotels. There are many castles and churches in Sicily to attract the tourist and important towns such as Taormina and Cefalu thrive on the tourist industry. Camping and Caravan sites in Ustica Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Yacht Centres Facilities and Marinas in Sicily Other places of interest are Madonie National Park, the Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily, the Cathedral of Monreale, the Dorian Temple and Theatre at Segesta, the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina, the ancient town of Syracuse and the archaeological area of Agrigento. Sicily Sailing and Boat Charters Sicily Hotels
Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, lies south of Taormina. Diving Centres Dive Sites and Schools Erice You are permitted to climb up to 2900m. Sicily Hotels. A rope marks the spot where the volcano’s unpredictability makes it unsafe to go any further. Further south, the town of Syracuse was once a very powerful Greek city. Solunto Holiday Flats Check out the medieval buildings on the island of Ortigia which lies in the centre of town. Don’t miss the 5th century Teatro Greco – a masterpiece hewn out of rock with a seating capacity for 16,000 people. Discount accommodation Piazza Armerina The five Doric temples in the town of Agrigento are also well worth a visit. They are the most well preserved of Sicily’s Greek ruins and are truly spectacular.
Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage. Taormina weather forecast The Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Sicily Hotels. Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Noto weather forecast Traces of the Roman period in Sicily can be found in the amphitheatres at Taormina and Siracusa, as well as in that city's Christian catacombs. But perhaps Rome's most lasting (and infamous) contribution to the island came in fostering the great land ownerships which eventually impoverished the peasantry and led, many centuries later, to the founding of secret societies aimed at destroying the fabulously wealthy landlords. Sicily Hotels. In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Dive Sites and Diving Holidays Sicily
A source of revenue for the Sicilian economy has been money sent home from migrants. Sicily Hotels Like many Europeans, in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, a number of Sicilians migrated to countries such as the USA in search of work. Sicily Hotels. Although far from home strong links bound Sicilian migrants to their families and communities in Sicily. Tourist attractions in Marsala In fact, today, some Sicilian Americans are thinking of returning to their roots and small complexes of retirement houses are being constructed for American Sicilians. Cheap accommodation in Capo D Orlando It is hardly surprising that Sicily should exert its "pull" on its own people as it has done to many others in the past. Flats in Trapani