Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands. Its most prominent landmark is Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe (currently 3,329 m high). But there are also other little mountains and woods with rivers and lakes. By around 750 BC, Sicily had three Phoenician and a dozen Greek colonies. Through the history this Island had a lot of different dominations by different ancient populations, like Romans, Normans, Arabs and Bizantines, that left their traces in architecture, culture and arts.
Sicily has a rich and unique culture born from the mixing of all historical influences also in music, literature and cuisine. It is home to important archaeological and ancient sites; there are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Sicily: Valle dei Templi of Agrigento, Villa Romana of Piazza Armerina, Aeolian Islands, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Necropolis of Pantalica, Etna Volcano, Arab-Norman part of Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale.
Besides all this important things it’s possible to find in every corner of cities little monuments or pieces of art (apparently less important) that testifies the history and the mixing of dominations. Our island is a very important tourism location because, among all this attractions, we have a lot of beautiful, different and colorful sea places where you can discover the typical landscapes of the Mediterranean sea.