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Shall we get to know Sicily?

Discover the beautiful Sicily, which is in the southern region of Italy. Here on our blog you will find the history, culture and tourism of this beautiful city.

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Shall we get to know Sicily?

Region of southern Italy, with 25,709 square kilometers and 4,680,715 inhabitants, divided into nine provinces (Palermo, Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Syracuse and Trapani) and 383 municipalities, its capital is Palermo. Anyway, shall we get to know Sicily? Here at  Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia  you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our  “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

1) Shall we get to know Sicily? ITS HISTORY

Sicily is located in the Mediterranean, between Europe and Africa. It is characterized by a very strong personality; indeed, Sicily witnessed and participated in the flowering of many civilizations in the ancient world. The various conquerors left a cultural heritage that, over the centuries, gave rise to an intriguing mixture of languages, customs and culinary, artistic and especially architectural traditions. Also check out our Post: What are the 10 must-see cities in Sicily?

Ragusa, Sicily

Historical and Artistic Heritage

Its tourist vocation is identified in the historical and artistic heritage of the civilizations that dominated the island during Antiquity (Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans), during the Middle Ages (Arabic and Norman) and in the architectural style of Baroque cities, such as Noto.

Segesta, Sicily

2) Shall we get to know Sicily? ITINERARIES

Those passing through Sicily have the opportunity to take different routes. There are many options, such as: cultural itineraries in the cities of Palermo, Cefalu, Monreale, Catania and Trapani; the baroque cities of Ragusa and Modica, Noto and archaeological itineraries in the cities of Siracusa, Selinunte, Segesta and Agrigento. In addition, one can discover the ruins of the city of Mozia, the Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and the Greek theater in Taormina. I recommend reading the following posts: Car itinerary in Sicily! or Itinerary with public transport in southern Italy!

Taormina Theater, Sicily

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Natural Beauties

We cannot fail to mention the natural beauties of this region: as a naturalistic itinerary, we can visit the Madononie Regional Park, Monti Nebrodis, the famous Etna volcano, the marine reserves of Ustica, the Cyclopi and Egadi Islands.

Sicily

Make Sicily your goal!

Anyway, goals to be visited are not lacking! For those who love the sea, Sicily proposes the elitist model in Taormina, and the classic one along the coastal perimeter (Cefalu, Tindari, Milazzo and Capo d’Orlando, Pachino, San Vito Lo Capo). The smaller archipelagos attract fans of nautical tourism and water sports.

Vicino Trapani, Sicily

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Would you like to visit the beautiful Calabria?

Calabria extends to southern Italy, a mountainous territory between the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. After the Greeks, there were the Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Swabians, Angevins and Aragonese. Precisely for this reason, this land is so diverse and, in each part of Calabrian territory, we will find a different cultural and artistic heritage!

Learn more about this region through my other blog made especially for my Calabria “Traveling to Calabria”

 


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Conclusion

In short, if you want to know the history of some of the main civilizations past through the artistic and cultural remains, Sicily is the right place. In every part of the island there is history; each stone tells us about the peoples of the past and all this together with so much scenic beauty, and especially with the charm and hospitality of these people, make this Italian region one of the best to be visited at any time of year. !

Soon we will be writing more posts about the main tourist cities in Sicily, subscribe to our newsletter to always keep up to date of all the new posts! Coming soon: Catalgirone; Gangi; Montalbano Elicona and San Vito Lo Capo.

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