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Egadi Islands - Levanzo

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Levanzo Island has an area of ​​10 square km. The first human settlements date back to the Stone Age, as shown by the extraordinary graffiti in the Grotta del Genovese. The carvings, dating back 15,000 years ago, witnessed a civilization that dedicated his life to hunting and fishing for tuna, depicting deer, horses, cattle, tuna, dolphin...

Egadi Islands - Favignana

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The island of Favignana is the largest and most populated of the archipelago, and has an area of ​​19.4 square kilometers. The only major height, which divides the island is Mount St. Catherine, on top of which stands the fort with the same name, built by the Normans.

One of the peculiar features of the island are the Tuna, which is still...

Isola di Ustica - Palermo

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The name "Ustica", given to the island by the Romans, comes from "ustum“, burned, because of its black and jagged lava rocks, eroded tuff and its cones and craters. The island is a Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area.

The natural features of the island are the numerous caves that open along the craggy coastline, the wonderful reefs...

Isola di Pantelleria

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The island of Pantelleria is 85 kilometers from Sicily and 70 from Africa. Pantelleria is known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean, as it’s the emerged part of a volcanic formation.

One of the features of Pantelleria consists of the traditional "dammusi" farm buildings built with lava stones, stone walls, white domed roofs and...

Lampedusa Island

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Island of Lampedusa in the province of Agrigento, it is the largest of the Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean.

Beyond Punta Guitgia, which closes the inlet to the west of the harbor, the next stretch of coastline is a...

Isola delle Femmine - Palermo

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Historically, the name the "Island of the Females” seems to derive from "Insula IFPI," Euphemius island, named after the Byzantine governor of Sicily.

The island is an ancient fishing village 500 meters from the coast that houses the extraordinary Nature Reserve, established in 1997 to preserve the heritage of local flora and to encourage...

Isola delle Correnti - Pachino

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Island of the Currents, is located 8 Km from Pachino. It’s in the extreme south of Sicily, very exposed to the wind, where you meet the Mediterranean Sea and the Ionian Sea.

The area takes its name from the islet that stands in front, once connected to the mainland by a strip of land. To the east and west of the promontory stretching...

Isola Bella - Taormina

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Isola Bella is a rocky cliff of 1,500 square meters, in front of the beach, at the foot of Taormina. This small island is reached from the town of Taormina, in particular from the Belvedere, through a long series of stairs and narrow lanes, crossing the main road, across the Monte Tauro.

Famous are the most well known rocks: Ship, Baulu,...

Gole dell'Alcantara in Messina

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The "Gole dell'Alcantara" are a veritable natural canyon originated from the cooling of lava flows, located in the middle of the waters of the Alcantara River.

The Botanical Park and Alcantara Gorge Geological promote access to the...

City of Trapani

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The city of Trapani has about 70 350 inhabitants, it’s the capital of the province and includes 24 municipalities. Known as the "city of the two sea“, Trapani enjoys a privileged location on the western tip of Sicily, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Strait of Sicily, under the...