Sicily is the autonomous region of Italy and the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea with an area of 25,700 square meters. km The population of the island is 5 million people.
For a long time, Sicily was considered not the best place for tourism, mainly due to the influence of the mafia and the poverty of the local population. Today, the island is experiencing a tourist boom, attracting more travelers due to its unique history and culture, as well as its magnificent nature.
The climate of Sicily is typically Mediterranean, with hot summers and short mild winters, with a noticeable temperature difference between the coast and the interior of the island. The number of sundials on average reaches 2500 per year, while in continental Italy there are “only” 2000, and in the south of France – 1800. The active volcano Etna is located on the island with a height of 3380 meters. It is the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Sicily was colonized by settlers from Carthage and the Greeks, starting from the 8th century BC. e. There are a lot of historical monuments and sights on the island, causing great interest among both specialists and ordinary travelers. Continue reading