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Sicily

Sicily is an island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea - only a short distance away from Africa.

It is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting. It is separated by a narrow channel of only 4.5 km from the mainland of Italy.

The climate is mild, thus making the island an all year round vacation spot. The vegetation is typically central Italian: pines, cacti, fig trees, and orchards of wine, and almond, olive, orange, carube and lemon trees.

If you come to Sicily some time between December and April to escape a snowy winter in the northern countries, you will enjoy the colorful blossoms of the almond trees, the oleander, the hibiscus and many more. Then the temperature will rise to an average of 25 - 30°C and the warm sun and the shining blue sea will start the swimming season.

The island offers many interesting and beautiful places to visit, like the Caves of Ispica, the archaeological site of Camarina, Castello di Donnafugata, Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Agrigento, Taormina and, of course, the Aetna.

In season there are day tours to the island of Malta from the neighboring town of Pozzallo.

Pictures of Sicily