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Sicily is an open book of history of humanity: find best tourist destinations, explore architectural treasuries, castles, palaces, museums, feel vibes of old cities and the glorious past….
Piazza Armerina nestled on hills in Province of Enna has roots in Roman times, it’s “clock was restarted” in 1163 with construction of new town after destruction of previous settlements by Normans
Sperlinga Castle in the Rock is one of the most unique structures in Europe as most of it is hidden “under the rock”, few visible additions make it looking like a “Tip of an iceberg”.
Nicosia - located in landscape of green hills and valleys, nicknamed City of Barons for its wealth, prestige and nobility still shows evidence of its past magnificence.
Aidone – 12th century Sicilian city next to ruins of ancient Greek’s Morgantina today brings thousands of tourists to its historical and archeological sites.
The Sanctuary Papardura, built in 17th century at the outskirts of Enna encompasses the cave where the sacred painting of Crucifix was found in early 1600’s.
Montesalvo religious complex offers an atmosphere of peace and serenity – worthy of its original convent’s vocation and needed for tourists to “temporarily” escape from the crowds.
Church of St. Mark in Enna, was built in 17th century as part of Carmelites’ complex; unpretentious from the outside, interior displays rich Baroque decorations
Enna’s Cathedral was built by Queen Eleanor of Anjou in early 14th century on ruins of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Proserpine
Enna’s Lombardy Castle was built on the footprints of earlier fortresses in 12th century by Normans to serve as a Royal summer residence…
Rock of Ceres in Enna is all that we can now see at the place when once upon the time flourished the Temple of Ceres – Roman Goddess of Harvest and Fertility
Enna, also known as “King’s Nest” due to its location at the top of the hill for millennia dominated Sicilian political, military and agricultural landscape….
Sicilian San Vito lo Capo – an idyllic place combining sandy beaches, fresh breeze and shallow sea waters with fantastic nearby Underwater World of caves and rock formations
Marsala with its roots and glory going back to Phoenicians offers architectural and cultural attractions spanning millennia of its history, Florio Winery is just one more place to visit
Stagnone Lagoon with its shallow sea waters, unique eco-system, chessboard of salt-pans dotted with windmills, painted by stunning colors at sunsets makes truly a magical place …
Erice – walking tour across the medieval town explores its secrets, discovers historical monuments like Torretta Pepoli, Castle of Venus, revives legends and myths….
Erice – a living memory of Medieval Past with deep roots in ancient civilizations is perched on the top of lonely Monte San Giuliano next to Trapani.
Trapani founded by elusive Elymians, then over millennia ruled by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Europeans now offers the best brought by all these civilizations ….
Taormina – the city connecting our times with ancient Greek and Roman past offers incredible charm, remarkable monuments, view on Ionic Sea and majestic Etna….
Alcantara Gorge (Gole dell’Alcantara) is an amazing stretch of landscape located not far from another Sicilian jewel - Taormina.
Vendicari is an extraordinary example of wetland’s ecosystem, great habitat for migrating birds and an archeological site with traces of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
Pantalica - vast area of spectacular gorges cut by the water, archeological site of megalithic structures, burial caves and extraordinary flora is listed as World Heritage Site.
Isola Bella – a little paradise located near Taormina thanks to its fantastic landscape as well as impressive history is often referred to as a Pearl of Ionic Sea…
Cavagrande del Cassibile – It is a spectacular canyon about 6 miles long and 1000 to 1600 feet deep carved in limestone rocks by waters of Cassibile River
Zingaro Nature Reserve is a hilly coastal area stretched between beach-resort San Vito lo Capo and picturesque village Scopello near the Gulf of Castellammare
I hope that you will find something interesting among the pages listed above. Maybe "this something" will inspire you to read more, maybe you will decide to pack-up and explore the world on your own. Maybe "this something" will just bring smile on your face?