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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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