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Sicily (Insight Guide Sicily)

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Insight Guide Sicily is an essential full-color guide to this sun-baked island off the toe of Italy. Whether you’re after active volcanoes (Stromboli and Etna, to name two), historic cities and resorts (Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina) or ancient temples (Agrigento, Segesta, Selinunte), this guide will help you find them. Our inspirational Best of Sicily section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences (if you’ve never tried a Sicilian dessert you have not lived), while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the very best hotels and restaurants.

Colourful magazine-style features offer a unique insight into Sicily’s festivals and folk art, and Baroque architecture, as well as into the extraordinarily well-preserved temples and monuments of the Greek, Arab and Roman periods. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the text, guides you from Palermo’s Arab-Norman cathedral to Stromboli’s smoking volcano, and from the Valley of the Temples to the sandy beaches and colorful markets.

A new, sunnier Sicily is emerging, from Mafia-free’ holidays and the return of stolen’ art treasures to the revival of Ragusa, Siracusa and southeastern Sicily, the resurgence of Palermo, and the revitalisation of Sicilian wines. Added to the mix are chic boutique hotels, Slow Food cookery courses, new walking trails through nature reserves, cruises around the Aeolian islands, and helicopter flights over Mount Etna. Sicily has never been more beguiling.

 

Synopsis:

Insight Guide Sicily is an essential full-color guide to this sun-baked island off the toe of Italy. Whether you’re after active volcanoes (Stromboli and Etna), historic cities and resorts (Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina) or ancient temples (Agrigento, Segesta, Selinunte), this book will help you find them and guide you round them. Our inspirational Best of Sicily section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences (Sicilian desserts are to die for), while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need. With chic boutique hotels, Slow Food cookery courses, new walking trails, cruises around the Aeolian islands and helicopter flights over Mount Etna, Sicily has never been more beguiling.

About the Author

Lisa Gerard-Sharp is an experienced writer with a special interest in Sicily and the author of numerous Insight Guides. A British journalist contributing to national newspapers, travel documentaries and magazines such as National Geographic, Lisa still finds time to spend a lot of the year traveling round Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best of Sicily

Volcanic Heritage

The Sicilians

History

The Shaping of Sicily

Decisive Dates

Features

The Mafia

Food and Wine

Sicily’s Wild Places

Insight on

Classical Sites

Sicilian Baroque

Arab-Norman Architecture

Festivals

Sicilian Folk Art

Places

Introduction

Palermo City

Palermo Province

Trápani Province

The Egadi Islands

Agrigento and the Valley

of the Temples

Agrigento Province

Caltanissetta Province

Enna Province

Ragusa Province

Siracusa City

Siracusa Province

Catania City

Catania Province

Taormina

Messina Province

The Aeolian Islands

TRAVEL TIPS

TRANSPORTATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACTIVITIES

A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780050911
Author:
Gerard Sharp, Lisa
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Author:
Gerard-Sharp, Lisa
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Travel : Europe - General
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Sicily
Subject:
S
Subject:
icily
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Series:
Regional Guides
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.1 in

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Insight Guide Sicily is an essential full-color guide to this sun-baked island off the toe of Italy. Whether you’re after active volcanoes (Stromboli and Etna), historic cities and resorts (Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina) or ancient temples (Agrigento, Segesta, Selinunte), this book will help you find them and guide you round them. Our inspirational Best of Sicily section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences (Sicilian desserts are to die for), while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need. With chic boutique hotels, Slow Food cookery courses, new walking trails, cruises around the Aeolian islands and helicopter flights over Mount Etna, Sicily has never been more beguiling.

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