A saunter through Sicily

Palermo -
Begin your exploration of the Sicilian capital with a dazzling eye-opener, the Cappella Palatina. 

Norman Palace -
The Palazzo dei Normannim itself is the oldest royal residence in Europe, with parts of the building dating back to the 11th century.

Museum collections -
Also look out for the lion heads displayed in the Selinunte Room. They once graced the Temple of Victory in the ancient city of Himera.

Capuchin Catacombs -
One of Palermo's most popular visitor attractions is found underground, the 16th-century Catacombe dei Cappuccini. 

Palermo Cathedral -
Palermo's cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cathedral of Monreale -
Another cathedral worth investigating is at Monreale. Located 7 km (4 mi) inland of the Sicilian capital.

emple of Heracles -
Linger at Agrigento at dusk and watch darkness slowly fall over the illuminated ruins of the Temple of Heracles. 

Selinunte -
Actually, Sicily is home to some sensational examples of ancient Greek temples. Selinunte was once a community of 30,000 souls. 

Mount Etna -
Sicily hosts the largest, most active volcano in Europe: Etna. In 2021, a series of explosive eruptions reminded everyone of how volatile and unpredictable Etna is.

Ferrovia Circumetnea -
A novel way to explore Etna is to ride the Ferrovia Circumetnea, a narrow-gauge railway that circumnavigates the mountain.

Neapolis Archaeological Park - The park is home to one of the largest theaters in the ancient Greek empire. 

Isola Bella -
One of Taormina's natural wonders is Isola Bella, a small but perfectly formed island reached by treading a narrow strip of rocky beach.

Aeolian Islands -
Moored off Sicily's north coast is the volcanic archipelago known as the Aeolian Islands. 

Zingaro Nature Reserve -
Riserva naturale dello zingaro was the first natural reserve set up in Sicily, in 1981.

Modica -
Modica, another UNESCO gem acknowledged for its Baroque splendor, is highlighted by the hallowed Church of San Giorgio.

Trapani -
Trapani on the west coast of Sicily is historically associated with salt production.

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