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Welcome to the online travel guide of sicily from Giovanni and Giuseppe Malfitano. On this Sicily travel guide you will find extensive informationen about the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. After 2 years of residence at my home. i want you present this online travel guide about the region sicily, its 9 provinces, 390 municipalities and its sights. You will get some interesting information on this guide for your vavation or holiday on the Mediterranean, which could serve you. Have fun with the online travel guide about the island of sun Sicily and his beautiful surrounding islands in the Mediterranean Sea in southern Italy.

Basic information

Before i tell you each detail about the cities, i want tell you somd general information about the island of sun. Sicily has a surface area of around 26500 km² and has about 5 million inhabitants. The island is divided into 9 main provinces, each oft them owns the name of the largest city. This 9 main provinces are divided into 390 municipalities.

The capital Palermo has approximately 750000 inhabitants and is located in the northwest of the island. The second largest city is Catania which approximately 420000 inhabitants, Catania lies on the east coast of Sicily (Sicilia) at the foot of the volcano Mount Etna. Of great importance is also the city Messina from which can be taken ferries to Italy. Messina has approximately 270000 inhabitants and is located at the northeastern top the Mediterranean island. The provinces Enna and Caltanissetta are located in the center of the island, Ragusa is at the southeast coast and Trapani is located at the west coast of Sicily (Sicilia).

Of great historic significance are the cities Syracuse (Siracusa) and Agrigento, Segesta, Selinunte, Taormina and Giardini Naxos, there you can find some Greco Roman temples, ruins and theater. The history of these cities is characterized by many peoples since today. The cultures of past eras are united on the Mediterranean island Sicily (Sicilia) and turned this island to something very special on which you can get many beautiful impressions. Bot for nothing this island of sun is called the Land of the thousand faces. Interesting cities are also Monreale, especially for its cathedral, then the baroque stronghold Noto and city of sicilian majolica and ceramic Caltagirone.

Around Sicily (Sicilia) you can also find a large number of diffrent island groups like the so-called Aeolian islands to which belongs Lipari, Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi.

Then the egadi islands where can be find Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo. The so-called Isole dello Stagnone to which the island Mozio belongs and the Salinas. The Pelagian islands with Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione.
Then the scattered islands like Pantelleria and Ustica. These archipelagos gained the last few years particularly importance as very beautiful holiday destinations.

Provinces in the region of Sicily - Sicilia
Palermo Catania Messina Syracuse Agrigento
Enna Ragusa Trapani Caltanissetta
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