Pelagie Islands, Italy
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The Pelagie Islands are an archipelago of Italy, in Sicily, the southernmost in Italy. Called in antiquity Pelagies, they belong administratively to the municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa, in the province of Agrigento, established in 1878, which includes five islands, islets and rocks, namely Lampedusa , Linosa , Lampione , Isola dei Conigli and the rock of the Sacramento, of which only Lampedusa and Linosa are inhabited.
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Lampione is an island of Italy belonging to the archipelago of the Pelagie Islands, in Sicily. Administratively it belongs to Lampedusa and Linosa, an Italian municipality of the free municipal consortium of Agrigento. Geologically, however, together with the nearby island of Lampedusa it belongs to the African continental shelf. The islet is part of the marine protected area of the Pelagie Islands and is in zone C in the current zoning regulation of the WAP.
Linosa is an ' island of' Italy belonging to ' archipelago of the Pelagie Islands, in Sicily. It has an area of 5.43 km² and is 42 km NE from Lampedusa, together with which it forms the municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa which has 6,304 inhabitants in the free municipal consortium of Agrigento. It has an almost circular shape with a coastal development of 11 km. Unlike Lampedusa and Lampione , which are part of the African continental plate and derive from a fracture of the continent itself.
The Scala Dei Turchi is a rocky wall that rises above the sea along the coast of Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. Over time it has become a tourist attraction both for the singularity of the cliff, white in color and with peculiar shapes and as a result of the popularity acquired by the novels starring Inspector Montalbano written by the empedoclinic writer Andrea Camilleri, being the imaginary municipality of Vigata da frame with Porto Empedocle.
The Torre Salsa oriented nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Siculiana , in the province of Agrigento . The reserve was established in 2000 by the Sicily Region and entrusted to WWF Italy for management. The territory of the reserve extends for 761.62 ha in the province of Agrigento in the municipality of Siculiana . Its coastline extends along the coast for about 6 kilometers, from Siculiana to Eraclea Minoa , where more or less steep cliffs alternate with
The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological park in Sicily characterized by an exceptional state of conservation and a series of important Doric temples from the Hellenic period. It corresponds to the ancient Akragas, a monumental original nucleus of the city of Agrigento. Since 2000 it has been a regional archaeological park. It is considered a popular tourist destination, as well as being the symbol of the city and one of the main ones on the island.
The temple of Concordia is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Akragas located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It is still not known who this temple was dedicated to, but the name of "Temple of Concord" is documented by one of the first Sicilian historians: Tommaso Fazello. This temple is of the peripteral type with a double cell in antis. Together with the Parthenon, it is considered the best-preserved Doric temple in the world.
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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”.