Southern Italy - Sicily (Chapter)
This is the Sicily chapter from Lonely Planet’s Italy guidebook.
Overloaded with art treasures and natural beauty, undersupplied with infrastructure and continuously struggling against Mafia-driven corruption, Sicily’s complexities sometimes seem unfathomable. To really appreciate this place, come with an open mind – and a healthy appetite.
- join the ranks of impeccably dressed opera-goers at elegant Teatro Massimo in Palermo
- bargain with the fish vendors at dawn, climb Europe’s most active volcano in the afternoon and enjoy Sicily’s best nightlife in constantly buzzing Catania.
- restaurants & accommodation
- marvel at the majesty of Segesta, whose Greek temple and amphitheatre sit in splendid isolation on a windswept hillside
Coverage includes: Palermo & around, Tyrrhenian Coast, Aeolian Islands, Cefalù, Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Ionian Coast, Taormina, Catania, Mt Etna, Syracuse & the Southeast, Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Central Sicily & the Mediterranean Coast, Agrigento, Western Sicily, Marsala, Selinunte, Trapani, Erice and Segesta.
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