Sicily Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay

Where to stay in Sicily vacations that are found on a large island in the Mediterranean Sea and off the southern coast of Italy. The capital of Sicily is the ancient city of Palermo and Sicily vacations are very popular. Modern Sicily is known for the blending of cultures which resulted from the island being along the trading routes of the Arabs, Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks and Arabs. The Necropolis of Pantalica, located near Syracuse, is a collection burial chambers and tombs from the 7BC through 13BC centuries that is believed to have early Greek origins. The town of Agrigento is known for "The Valley of Temples" which are a series of Greek Temples dating back to the 6th century BC. Mount St Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, is located on the east coast of the island. Agriculture is a major industry on the island is due in large part to the fertile landscape which is a by product of Mount St Elena. Vacations in Sicily are known for being immersed in an agricultural region that produces citrons, oranges, olives (and olive oil), almonds, grapes, and wine.

Sicily Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay

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Sicily Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay

GEOGRAPHY - WHERE TO STAY IN SICILY VACATION DESTINATIONS

The main island and location of Sicily destinations also includes the seven beautiful Aeolian Islands along its coast. These islands, which contain influences from Roman, Arab, Phoenician and Greek cultures, are extremely close to Calabria.

LANDMARKS - WHERE TO STAY IN SICILY VACATION DESTINATIONS

Two of the most popular destinations for vacations in Sicily to visit while staying in Sicily is the capital of Sicily - Palermo. They are the Chiesa di San Domenico and the Orto Botanico.

Chiesa di San Dominico
The Chiesa di San Domenico is a church found off of the Via Roma that contains much history. The church was constructed in 1640 and has thus been the burial grounds of famous Italians, including Francesco Crisp, Italy’s former prime minister.

Orto Botanico
The Orto Botanico is a garden situated in the heart of Palermo. This garden is considered a “tropical paradise” because of its beautiful botany, including elevated palm trees, gigantic fig trees and breathtaking bushes filled with hibiscus.

Via Pricipe di Belmonte
The Via Principe di Belmonte is located in Palermo’s top shopping district and contains the finest outdoor cafés in Sicily that are not swarmed by tourists.

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