Alicudi is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Administratively it belongs to Lipari, an Italian municipality in the metropolitan city of Messina. The inhabitants of the island are called arcudari in Sicilian. The beaches of the island are pebbly and rocky and the winter storms make them move back or forward, sometimes leaving a few strips of dark sand. The tour of the island is possible, but presents the risk of falling stones, moved by the wind o
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Filicudi is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Lipari; the two inhabited centers Filicudi Porto and Pecorini a Mare. Filicudi is the fifth-largest island of the Aeolian archipelago and the second westernmost island of the archipelago. There is a section of the Aeolian Archaeological Museum on the island, with finds from the excavations of Capo Graziano and from other areas of the Aeolian Islands
Cefalù's cathedral is one of the jewels in Sicily's Arab-Norman crown, only equalled in magnificence by the Cattedrale di Monreale and Palermo's Cappella Palatina. Filling the central apse, a towering figure of Cristo Pantocratore (Christ All Powerful) is the focal point of the elaborate Byzantine mosaics – Sicily's oldest and best preserved, predating those of Monreale by 20 or 30 years.
The Mandralisca Museum is the only museum in the city of Cefalù. The foundation is due to Baron Enrico Pirajno di Mandralisca, who collected, in his short life, numerous art objects and placed them in his home, where they are still found today. The museum and foundation archives are also kept on the premises, on the basis of which it is possible to reconstruct its history in detail.
Panarea is an Italian island belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands , in Sicily. It is the smallest and least elevated island of the Aeolian archipelago, as well as the oldest, and with the islets of Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, Lisca Bianca, Dattilo, Bottaro, Lisca Nera, and the rocks of Panarelli and Formiche, it forms a micro-archipelago between Lipari and the island of Stromboli placed on a single submarine base.
Basiluzzo is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily. Located about 3.5 km north-east of Panarea, it has an area of 0.3 km²: it is, therefore, the largest of the uninhabited islands and rocks of the Aeolian Islands. The coasts of the island are characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, while in the center there is a large sloping plateau which over the centuries has been used as a site for crops, pastures, and seasonal homes.
The Nebrodi park is a protected natural area established on 4 August 1993, with its almost 86,000 hectares of surface it is the largest protected natural area in Sicily. The main elements that most strongly characterize the natural landscape of the Nebrodi are the asymmetry of the various slopes, the diversity of modeling of the reliefs, the very rich vegetation, and the humid environments.
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Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily. As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don't envy God's paradise, because I'm well satisfied to live in Sicily”.