island of Sicily in the southern Mediterranean is Italy’s
fastest growing region for tourism and offers a wealth of
history, culture and stunning natural landscape, including
Europe’s largest active Volcano, Mount Etna, which dominates
much of the eastern coastline.
Over the course of history, the island of Sicily has been
ruled or dominated by civilisations from far and wide including
the Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Normans and the Saracens;
creating a unique and somewhat rebellious culture, where honour
is as important as life and people may be tall, blond and
green eyed or short dark and swarthy.
On the tectonic border of Africa and Europe, the 2 diverse
types of fertile volcanic land provide a rich diversity of
natural produce to complement the harvest from the Mediterranean
Gifted with some of the finest beaches in the world and surrounded
by clear blue waters and a veritable gamut of tiny volcanic
island paradises; and blessed with a mild and dry climate
throughout the year, modern day Sicily, from the capital Palermo
in the west to Catania, Siracusa and the awesome Mount Etna
in the east, is one of the most remarkable and fascinating
holiday destinations in the world.