Sicily Holidays can be organised for your tourist holiday stay. Sicily Cooking Useful Additional information useful for travellers and vacation lodging.  Sicilia Autonoleggio and Catania Hotels, Palermo Hotels and Siracusa Hotels are available for booking hotels in Sicily. Reservations, also last minute hotels in Sicily, also Sicily Car Hire can be made directly at cheap car hire rates. Sicily Accommodation. Tourism is an important earner of foreign currency. There are many castles and churches in Sicily to attract the tourist and important towns such as Taormina and Cefalu thrive on the tourist industry. Sicily Hotels Tours are available to visit Sicily's active volcanoes: Mount Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and Stromboli, one of the Aeolian Islands. Other places of interest are Madonie National Park, the Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily, the Cathedral of Monreale, the Dorian Temple and Theatre at Sugesta, the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina, the ancient town of Syracuse and the archaeological area of Agrigento. Sicily Car Hire Old Stories about life in Sicily in ancient times. Holiday accomodation in Sicily, can be found in all the popular locations, such as Syracuse, Catania, Palermo, Cefalu, and more. Sicily Atmospheric Conditions Important info prior to your holiday visit Met in Sicily Comfortable Sicily accommodation can take the form of hotels, online reservations of hotels, apartments /  flats, guesthouses and other accommodation in Sicily.

As elsewhere in the Roman Empire, the Romans were replaced by the Vandals and the Ostrogoths, who demolished far more than they built (one rare example is the villa of Piazza Armerina) and were swept away by the Byzantines. The Arabs who followed them moved the capitol from Siracusa to Palermo, renamed most of the existing towns, and planted the first carobs, date-palms, citrus trees, jasmines and melons. Sicily Hotels The Normans took over in 1061. They tore down almost all signs of Arab culture, brought the island to a new level of prosperity and planted a different kind of seed, still visible today in the blonde and red tresses of many Sicilians. Holiday accomodation in Sicily, can be found in all the popular locations, such as Syracuse, Catania, Palermo, Cefalu, and more. Sicily Atmospheric Conditions Important info prior to your holiday visit Met in Sicily It is to the Normans that we owe the most spectacular of Sicily's architectural treasures, from the cathedrals of Cefalů, Messina and Monreale to Palermo's Zisa and Cuba, the churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, San Cataldo and the Martorana. Under the realm of Frederick II, the Swabian king, Sicily became one of the centers of the Western world, and perhaps it is not surprising that the principal architectural endeavors of this era, which lasted only from 1220 to 1250, were of a military nature, such as the castles in Siracusa, Catania and Salemi. Sicily Accommodation When Frederick died in 1250, his successor Manfred was murdered by the ruthless Charles of Anjou, whose French allies streamed into the island and established a new aristocracy so despised that it led to the popular uprising called the Sicilian Vespers. Eventually, in 1302, the French gave way to the Aragonese (part of the same dynasty which sponsored Christopher Columbus), who dominated until 1734. The aristocracy created during this realm left their magnificent homes, such as Palermo's Palazzo Sclafani and Palazzo Chiaramonte, scattered all over the island. Sicily Car Hire The Aragonese clergy, while wielding the heavy arm of the Inquisition, effectively conspired to keep almost all artistic traces of the Renaissance out of the island. For accommodation and Sicily Apartments, or if you would like to book Hotels in Sicily, various hotels, apartments, Agriturism farmstay accommodation can be found on the site My-Sicily.com. Go to Agriturismo SiciliaSicily Agritourism holiday accommodation, many hotels, apartments (flats) and guesthouses can be booked at cheap booking rates. Sicilian history is very varied, you can read about the occupation of Sicily by Arabs and Normans and other history about Sicily and Sicilian traditions. It is best to select car hire together with your hotel accommodation to properly enjoy your holiday in Sicily. Sicilian wines are very good, and complement the traditional fare excellently. Old Stories about life in Sicily in ancient times. Comfortable Sicily accommodation can take the form of hotels, online reservations of hotels, apartments /  flats, guesthouses and other accommodation in Sicily.  

Sicily Palermo was founded by Phoenicians who sailed there from their native Carthage; the Greeks colonized the whole island, leaving some of the most beautiful and best-preserved temples they ever built at Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta. Sicily Hotels Around those glorious sites they planted Sicily's first olive trees and grape vines. Sicily Accommodation Traces of the Roman period in Sicily can be found in the amphitheatres at Taormina and Siracusa, as well as in that city's Christian catacombs, but perhaps Rome's most lasting (and infamous) contribution to the island came in fostering the great land ownerships which eventually impoverished the peasantry and led, many centuries later, to the founding of secret societies aimed at destroying the fabulously wealthy landlords. Sicily Car Hire In Palermo, these groups were known as mafia. Siracusa Hotels Sicily Cooking Useful Additional information useful for travellers and vacation lodging.  Holiday accomodation in Sicily, can be found in all the popular locations, such as Syracuse, Catania, Palermo, Cefalu, and more. Sicily Atmospheric Conditions Important info prior to your holiday visit Met in Sicily

Sicily is a mountainous island — an extension of the Apennine Mountains separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. There are many reasons to visit Sicily: water sports, beaches of rock and sand (including black sand), natural beauty, good food and friendly people. Sicilian history is very varied, you can read about the occupation of Sicily by Arabs and Normans and other history about Sicily and Sicilian traditions. It is best to select car hire together with your hotel accommodation to properly enjoy your holiday in Sicily. Sicilian wines are very good, and complement the traditional fare excellently. Holiday accomodation in Sicily, can be found in all the popular locations, such as Syracuse, Catania, Palermo, Cefalu, and more. Sicily Atmospheric Conditions Important info prior to your holiday visit Met in Sicily