EXPLORING THE SICILY REGION

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.

Nature seems to have endowed Sicily with all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.

Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily - The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica - offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature.

Last but not least, its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region.

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Physcial Profile of the Sicily Region

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OUTDOOR RECREATION IN THE SICILY REGION

PROVINCES OF THE SICILY REGION

Palermo Province (regional capital), Agrigento Province, Catania Province, Caltanissetta Province, Enna Province, and Messina Province

TOWNS OF THE SICILY REGION

Palermo – Sicily’s capital, beautiful historic city on the northern coast
Catania – On the eastern coast, very close to Mount Etna, Greek and Roman ruins among the city’s sights
Siracusa – On the southeastern coast, home to some of Sicily’s best Greek ruins
Trapani – Launch point for Egadi Islands, on the western coastal point of the island
Agrigento – Home to some of Sicily’s best Greek ruins (including the nearby Valley of Temples), on the southern coast of the island
Ragusa – One of the 8 cities in the Val di Noto on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, on the southern side of the island but inland from the coast
Taormina – Popular beach resort town on eastern coast, also has Greek ruins nearby
Modica – Another of the UNESCO World Heritage Site towns in the Val di Noto, noted for its many Sicilian Baroque buildings
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