Sicily meets any requirement made by the tourists while choosing a place for the rest. The landscape on the island is surprisingly beautiful, the cultural heritage is diverse, and there are so many options for vacation that you will not find in any other region. Moreover, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the islands of Ushtika, Alikudi, Salina, Stromboli, as well as the Aegadian and the Liparian Islands, which include Vulcano, Lipari and Panarea, Sicily is the largest region in Italy.
A trip to the island of Sicily
It is easy to get to the island of Sicily. A large number of ferries —Āonnect the Sicily with the mainland. The island has two airports and the railway, by which you can get from Rome to Sicily in 10 hours. Thus Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is one of the most important transportation hubs on the island. The city itself is a symbol of the wealth of this resort island. Because of centuries of domination of different states Sicily has lots of attractions.
The sights of Sicily
The sights of Sicily are deeply rooted into the antiquity. Syracuse is one of the oldest cities, which once was the largest in Europe. Excavations in Naples of the Roman amphitheater and the Temple of Apollo are as interesting as the Catacombs of St. John. Not far from Palermo, in Montreal, rises the Cathedral called Santa Maria la Nuova. Mosaic, in which are laid out the walls fully depicts the history of the Old and New Testaments. And if you walk among the 228 differently treated columns in the Benedictine monastery, you can fully understand the formation of religion in Italy. Today the evidence of influence of Arab culture on Italy now can hardly to be found, but the attentive person will notice the nuances of the culture of the Moors, Spaniards, French and even British.
Holidays on the Island
Only some time ago today’s generation of Sicilians understood what benefits tourism brings to the island. Due to this fact you can find a mountain or a fishing village, where hotels, apartments or houses were turned into tourist ones. One of these villages is Cefalu. This is one of the most popular resorts on the island, because it combines Arab, Moorish and Italian features. The second most popular place here is Taormina. Thanks to the fantastic acoustics in the Greco-Roman theater and the opportunity to see the Etna Volcano, this resort from time to time is called "the Bavarian Bayreuth" in Italy.