Sicily - Western Sicily (PDF Chapter)
This is the Western Sicily chapter from Lonely Planet’s Sicily guidebook.
Sicily’s windswept western coast has beckoned invaders for millennia. Its richly stocked fish-ing grounds, hilltop vineyards and coastal saltpans were coveted by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Normans, all of whom influenced the region’s landscape and culture.
- contemplate a near-perfect classical temple atop a grassy, wild flower-peppered hillside in Segesta
- gorge on stunning views from Norman Castello di Venere in hilltop Erice
- explore ancient cave art in the Grotta del Genovese on the nature-wild island of Levanzo
Coverage includes: Golfo di Castellammare, Scopello, San Vito Lo Capo, Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, Castellammare del Golfo, Segesta, Trapani & Around, Erice, Sa-line di Trapani, Egadi Islands, Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo, Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Sel-inunte, Pantelleria.
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