Sicily is known as being the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful place is also home to Europe’s tallest volcano. While visiting Sicily, you will notice that this is a mountains island featuring rugged landscapes tamed by hundreds of years of cultivation. Mount Etna is still the main attraction in Sicily and when tourists come here, they will have the opportunity to explore the island’s diverse array of archeological wonders. Besides Mount Etna, the outlying Aeolian Islands are also popular among visitors. Sicily is famous for its unique cuisine, sandy beaches and its temperate climate. Here is a list of what you can visit on this beautiful island:
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Taormina is situated on a cliff near Mount Etna. This has always been a popular place for visitors. In Taormina you will find beautiful beaches near the city that can be accessible only by aerial tramway. Traveling to these islands is always a fun activity. The most popular attraction here is the Teatro Greco. The architecture of this beautiful structure is Roman, but the layout indicates that it was built upon an older Greek structure.
Valley of the Temples
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In Ancient Greek, the city of Agrigento, placed on the southern coast of Sicily, was a place of great importance. Today, the archeological remnants of its gloried past are popular attractions for visitors. The Valley of the Temples is located outside the city, where a series of 5th-century Doric temples are facing the sea. These amazing temples was attributed to the goddesses Juno Lacinia and Concordia.
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Palermo is Sicily’s capital city, which has a history that dates 2,600 years ago. Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians and reached its cultural peak during its Arab occupation. Palermo was also known as the “city of delights”, thanks to its wonderful architecture and gardens. These days, Palermo is famous for its cultural attractions, boisterous street markets, historic churches and first-class museum. The main attraction in Sicily’s capital city is an underground maze of open crypts beneath the Capuchin monastery.
Sicily is filled with amazing and wonderful attractions, but also with nature wonders. What do you say about discovering the Valley of the Temples?