TurItalia.com

Home
Lodgings in Italy
Offers Italy
Cities & Regions
Maps of Italy
WebCams
Culture
Travel advice
Italian press

TurItalia.com

Classic Italy
Unknown Italy
Itineraries and Routes
Localities
Agrotourism
Nature in Italy
Transportation
Work in Italy
Business in Italy
Study in Italy
Phones and Adress
Links

Hotels in Sicilia
Regions of Italy: Sicily

SpanishVersion espaņola
Territory: It is the biggest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the Italian peninsula by the strait of Messina. It has important mountain groups: Peloritani, Nebrodi, Madonie, Iblei. The plains are scanty, with the exception of the area around Catania. The coasts offer a landscape of fascinating beauty almost everywhere; groups of marvelous smaller islands are scattered round the coast (the Eolie or Lipari, Ustica, the Egadi. the isle of Pantelleria and the Pelagie). The Etna, rising in the center of a volcanic area of Sicily, is the highest active volcano in Europe (3,323 meters). The isles of Stromboli and Vulcano are also active volcanoes.

Sciacca in Agrigento - Sicily Cities: Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily, which is ruled by a special statue. Other important cities are Messina, Catania, Agrigento, Syracuse, Trapani, Ragusa, Enna, Caltanissetta.

Art: Sicily was a Greek colony during the Classic Age, the Hellenic heritage is remarkable (Syracuse, Gela, Agrigento, Selinunte and Eraclea). Important Roman remnants can be seen at Taormina, Syracuse, Tindari, Solunto, Eloro and Patti. The next artistic development took place during the Norman period, which left churches and palaces of Arab-Byzantine influence. The Gothic style can be seen in the imperial castles of Catania and Syracuse; the Catalonian influences produced elaborated architectural forms during the fifteenth century. The Baroque style, of exceptional wealth, thrived in Palermo, Catania, Ragusa, Noto and Comiso.

Museums: In Palermo the Archaeologic Museum, which displays a noteworthy Etruscan collection, sculptures and metopes of the temples of Selinunte; the Regional Gallery of Sicily, with the most important artistic collection of the island. The Civic Museum of Catania houses archaeology, ancient and modern art, relics of local history. In Syracuse, tourists can visit the Regional Museum and the Regional Gallery, with very rich archaeologic and pictorial collections. In Agrigento, there is the Regional Archaeologic Museum.

To be visited: Taormina, the Etna and the majestic monuments in the Valle dei Templi of Agrigento.

Devised routes and text collections of webs of the Official Organism of Italian Tourism.


The cities of the region of Sicily are those that next we enumerated. If you want to know wich are the towns of each one, click them:
Agrigento Palermo
Caltanissetta Ragusa
Catania Siracusa
Enna Trapani
Messina
Click here to extend the Map of Sicily in Italy
Official Webs of the Regions of Italy:
Abruzzo
Basilicata
Calabria
Campania
Cerdeņa
Emilia Romagna
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Lazio
Liguria
Lombardia
Marche
Molise
Piemonte
Puglia
Sicilia
Trentino Alto Adige
Toscana
Umbria
Valle d'Aosta
Veneto

REGIONS OF ITALIA:

Abruzzo
Apulia
Basilicata
Calabria
Campania
Emilia Romagna
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Latium
Liguria
Lombardy
Marche
Molise
Piedmont
Sardinia
Sicily
Trentino Alto Adige
Tuscany
Umbria
Valle d'Aosta
Veneto