It is the biggest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the Italian peninsula by the strait of Messina.
The coasts offer a landscape of fascinating beauty almost everywhere; groups of marvellous smaller islands are scattered around.
The Etna, rising in the center of a volcanic area of Sicily, is the highest active volcano in Europe (3,323 meters).
The isles of Stromboli and Vulcano are also active volcanoes.
Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily, which is ruled by a special statue.
Other important cities are Messina, Catania, Agrigento, Syracuse, Trapani, Ragusa, Enna, Caltanissetta.
Taormina, the Etna and the majestic monuments in the Valle dei Templi of Agrigento, the Eolian Islands.
Mediterranean climate with hot summers and short and mild winters. Not much rain and concentrated mainly from
October/November to March.
Spring to autumn are the ideal seasons for the main cities whilst in summer better to go to the seaside resorts & small islands.