Sicily has a lot to tell
At the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a cradle of traditions, art, history and nature, as witnessed by UNESCO’s recognition of 7 World Heritage Sites.
The Nebrodi park with its green high grounds, the Etna park, with the highest active volcano in Europe, the Madonie park and the Alcantara one form the pulsing and green heart of the island, together with magnificent natural reserves, such as Malabotta’s wood (Messina), Zingaro (Trapani), Vendicari (Syracuse), Stagnone (Marsala), the salt pans and windmills of Trapani and Paceco and much more.
Among the countless destinations of historical, cultural and artistic interest that dot the island, the Valley of the Temples (Agrigento), the archaeological sites of Selinunte and Segesta (Trapani), the splendid baroque of Noto, the ruins of the Greek theater of Syracuse, the Roman Villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina (Enna).
The beauty of the island is enriched by its inhabitants’ hospitality, which is celebrated especially with their cuisine, with the great variety of typical products of unique and inimitable flavors.
The Aeolian Islands as the pearls of the Mediterranean Sea
The Aeolian Islands are located in the sea as to form a large Y in front of Capo d’Orlando Marina on the Northern coast of Sicily, they are all of volcanic origin and each of them has its own special charm.
Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi’s history is ancient and is linked with their legend, which takes their name from the god Aeolus, who refuged there and he was worshiped by the islanders.
The Aeolian Islands have been enchanting travelers from all over the world and now they have a great tourist attraction due to the seabed’s clearness, the natural environment, the two active volcanoes Stromboli and Vulcano, the characteristic villages and the inhabitants’ friendliness.
Capo d’Orlando, between sea and mountains
According to the legend, Capo d’Orlando was founded at the time of the Troja’s war and it owes its name to the Paladin Orlando who rested there during a crusade in the Holy Land. Born as a fishing village and bathed by a clean and fishy sea, Capo d’Orlando is a modern and lively town, with a strong tourist vocation. The “capo” is a rock cone overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, on a coast that alternates white sandy beaches with fantastic shapes. Inland there is the wonderful Nebrodi Park, known for its uncontaminated landscapes and the variety of flora and fauna. Its woods, lakes, mountain villages deserve more than a visit, as well as the tasting of typical products: black pork salami, cheeses, honey and much more.