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Sicily
Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the southernmost region of Italy, lies just off mainland Italy. It is separated from the region of Calabria by the Strait of Messina. The island bares a triangular shape and in ancient times it was called Trinacria, which means three pointed. There is much to learn about this island in the Mediterranean Sea. From its vast history to its various traditions and customs this guide will help you uncover all the charm and beauty that this region has to offer.

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unesco world heritage siteThe valley of the temples
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The archaeological area known as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site since 1998. Along a long rocky scarp, chosen as the southern limit of the town, are still sited the great temples of ancient Akragas: Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan).
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Palermo
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Palermo reflects the diverse history of the region in that the city contains many masterpieces from different periods, including romanesque, gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture as well as examples of modern art.
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Taormina
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Taormina has been a very popular destination with tourists since the 19th century. It has beautiful beaches (accessible via a Funicular) by the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content.
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Main cities

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Main destinations

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Itineraries

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Italy - Regions

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