words and pic by Massimo Cappuccio
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, a surprising land, rich in history and traditions, where arts and cultures are intertwined. Influenced by various civilizations over time, Sicily has inherited from each of them a piece of artistic mosaic rarely seen elsewhere. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Bourbons have bequeathed an extraordinary cultural heritage to Sicily. The historic centres of the main Sicilian cities are open-air museums, and the architectural beauties of churches, noble palaces and monuments make these cities unique. But in addition to these works of art, Sicily offers splendid natural landscapes, some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, with pristine sea beds, active volcanoes, rugged and wild mountains and archipelagos of islands off its coast. And the mild climate, perfect almost all year round, the warm hospitality of its people, and the culinary specialties praised all over the world, mean that there are endless reasons to visit Sicily.
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