Sicily is an Italian island located in the Mediterranean sea. As the island was a Greek colony for around 600 years, it has a varied history with lots of fascinating sights to see.
There are many castles to visit in Sicily, such as Castello Ursino in Catania, Castello di Venere in Trapani and Castello Maniase in Syracuse.
If you are interested in archaeology, one of the island's most famous archaeological sites is known as the Valley of the Temples and is located in Agrigento. There is lots of stunning and dramatic landscape to explore on Sicily. It is renowned for its volcanic landscape, including its biggest volcano, Mount Etna. In the North of the island there is plenty of mountainous and rocky landscape. If you prefer your holidays a bit more relaxed, however, then you might want to head towards the sandy beaches in the South. You could even take a day trip by ferry to one of the nearby Aeolian islands.
Should you wish to fill your trip with more culture and intrigue, then you could head to the capital city of Palmero, where you can visit its famous catacombs in addition to a whole host of museums and galleries. Alternatively, you could go to one of Sicily's other cities, such as Trapani, Catania, Cefalu, Taormina or the parco Naturale Regionale Delle Madonie.
Some of the main attractions that you may want to see while you're in Sicily include the Valle di Templi in Agrigento, which is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world's finest examples of Greater Greece architecture. In addition to the Necropolis of Pantalica, which contains over 5,000 tombs that date back to between the 7th and 13th centuries. There is also the Villa Romana del Casale, which is a stunning Roman villa that was built in the 4th century and contains some of the world's best examples of Roman mosaics.
If you are travelling by air to Sicily flights frequently come into its three major airports. These are Catania Fontanarossa (CTA), Palermo Punta Raisi (PMO) and Trapani Birgi (TPS).
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