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Sicily or Sicilia

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea and is called Sicilia in Italian. Sicily is located at the southern most tip of Italy and was once a city state in its own right known as the Kingdom of Sicily. After the Italian unification in 1860, Sicily became an autonomous part of the country of Italy. The name of Sicily is well versed with in the journals of volcanology. Mount Etna is Sicily’s most famous, tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active one in the whole of the world. There are also smaller areas in Sicily with small inactive and little active volcanoes in the surrounding small islands of Sicily. There are also many non-volcanic mountain ranges in Sicily; there are Eeiri Mountains in central Sicily, Sicani to the west and Hyblaean in the south east. In the north, Sicily has the Madonie, Nebrodi and Peloritani mountain ranges.
Sicily or Sicilia…

SICILIA – Opera Unica video


Sicily – Sicily is a mountainous, arid island dotted with lemon, orange, almond and pistachio orchards – an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. Many powers have occupied this strategically important area: Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Phoenicians and, of course, the Mafia. Historical sites related to those powers are part of the island’s attraction. (A Mafia tour visits sites of various family activities and the graves of infamous godfathers and victims.) But there are many other reasons to visit Sicily: watersports, beaches of rock and sand (including black sand), rugged volcanoes and beautiful vistas, good food, prized ceramics and friendly people.


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