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Of all of the regions in Italy, Sicily has arguably
the most unique cultural heritage, being equally
rich in arts, cuisine, architecture and language. Sicily’s
geography, however -- boasting rugged mountains,
rolling vineyards, and sublime beaches -- is
no less diverse.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily
was once its own city-state before coming under
the Italian flag. Palermo, capital of ancient
Sicily, saw the rise and fall of many great empires,
from Roman to Byzantine to Arab-Norman, which
left behind wonderfully diverse architecture
that is largely intact today. Like Palermo, much
of Sicily is layered with history and culture
to be explored in its temples, castles, plazas,
palaces and crypts. The Greek theater in Taormina,
the Doric Temple of Segesta, and the Valley of
the Temples in Agrigento are among the many wonders
of ancient history you can explore in Sicily.
More recently, Sicily has made history – film
history – as one of the settings for Francis
Ford Coppola’s epic series “The Godfather.”
While Sicily boasts some of Italy’s best examples
of Baroque towns, its most enduring monument
is not man-made, however. The region claims Mt.
Etna, Europe’s biggest volcano and one the world’s
most active. The historic mountain-top town of
Taormina, one of the top tourist destinations
in Sicily, offers majestic views of Etna as well
as the seemingly endless Mediterranean Sea.
Join Well Arranged Travel's upscale, escorted small group tours of Sicily and explore Sicily's
natural and cultural wonders. See our joinable
Sicily tour incorporating the best of this region,
or contact us for more ideas and information
on a custom private tour or private vacation of Sicily just for you.