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Sicilian provinces ...


Archi di Pasqua, nymphs The interest in this city is focused on the impressive ruins of Akragas, the "most beautiful city of mortals" according to Pindar, located 2 km below. Strung along a ridge, the sea, its Doric temples are the most charming and fascinating Greek ruins of Sicily, only one outside of Greece.
In 581 BC colonists from nearby Gela and founded the city of Rhodes Akragas between the rivers Hypsas and Akragas. It was the final event of a process of expansion that saw Gela expand west along the high points of their trade routes, and submitting Hellenized indigenous peoples gradually advancing.
The settlers surrounded Akragas of mighty walls, formed in part by a higher ridge where they built the acropolis (where now stands the modern city).

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View Vallone Caltanissetta Despite the modern look that distinguishes Caltanissetta from the other towns of the interior, this provincial capital lies in the same listless torpor that characterizes many countries in the Sicilian hinterland. Mancada the seventeenth-century palace, located close to Corso Umberto I, is a grandiose Baroque stately home that belonged to one of the most important feudal dynasties of Sicily and characterized, along the sides by a row of impressive corbels shaped like a monstrous anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures. The eastern end of town stands the Castle of Pietrarossa, walking distance from the center of Caltanissetta. Miraculously balanced on a rocky outcrop, the castle of Arab-Norman origins, it seems on the verge of collapsing at any moment, and one gets the impression that if that happens, no one eyelid.

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Fontana dell Located in the most fertile island in the Ionian Sea and the southern slopes of Etna, where the central crater is only 28 kilometers, Catania is the second largest city of Sicily and arrival point for many tourists due to the presence of 'airport on the outskirts of the city. Lively and vibrant city with great architecture result of reconstruction after the earthquake in 1963 devastated the entire region. The eighteenth-century architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini gave the city a noble and magnificent, near the Roman ruins encrusted lava survive some of the finest examples of Sicilian Baroque, while the streets and crowded squares and pubs full of people make the city of Catania liveliest Sicily.

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Enna view From the top of a ridge protruding V-shaped at 911 m above sea level, the provincial capital's tallest Italy), Enna, "Belvedere della Sicilia, one of the oldest cities of the island, overlooking the hills surrounding the central Sicily. Born as a Sicilian village and colonized by the Greeks as early as the seventh century BC, the city has always had one function: Livy called it "impregnable" and, for obvious reasons strategic, Enna formed a magnet for a range of hostile armies, which in turn besieged and fortified. The Arabs, for example, it took twenty years to conquer it, and finally, 859, we could only enter via the sewers.

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Peloro Messina is for many the first visual impact with Sicily, a fascinating town by the first view from the ferry, stretches along the coast to the north of its characteristic sickle-shaped natural harbor, from which the city acquired its name greek, Zancle ( "Falcon").
Nestling at the foot of the Mountains and overlooking the Strait Peloritani facing the wooded hills of Calabria, Messina has its own strength in the natural beauty position.
Shakespeare chose to set his Much Ado About Nothing.

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Palermo, Norman Palace Overlooking the wide bay at the foot of the limestone massif of Mount Pellegrino and facing the large and fertile valley of the Conca d'Oro, enclosed by a ring of mountains, Palermo enjoys a wonderful location, originally Phoenician colony was conquered by the Carthaginians in the fifth century BC and became an important bulwark against the Punic, Greek influence that was rampant in other parts of the island.

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Ragusa Ibla The earthquake of 1693 destroyed many towns which were then reconstructed with a different structure, but the case in Ragusa, built on a limestone between two steep valleys, the foothills of the Southern Mountains Ibei is unique here, in fact it reveals two nuclei Urban distinct, separated by a deep ravine, the Valley of the bridges.
Standing on a ledge of land dominating the valley, the charming old town, Ragusa Ibla, very feature rich atmosphere, was completely razed to the ground, and within a few years there arose a new town, built higher up on a long spur immediately to the west.

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Syracuse, Fonte Arethusa The historical events of Syracuse are crucial not only for the island's history, but also for the whole basin of the Mediterranean in antiquity and its influence and power were higher than those of any other city in Sicily.
Syracuse reached its apogee in the classical era, a period which dates back its most beautiful monuments, and imposed his supremacy over all other cities of the island for more than 500 years, becoming in the period of maximum flowering, when the population was three times that of today, the greatest power in Europe.

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Drilling through the salt Although most modern Trapani, the first of three major cities of western Sicily, has an elegant old town enclosed in a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea. The unobtrusive monuments of the city, which the port gives the atmosphere of a location along the border do not give the idea of its long history, and yet Trapani was a thriving trading post CONM Punic port of Eryx (modern Erice) due to its close with Africa, and was later conquered by the Romans, the Vandals and the Arabs, under whom he began to prosper.

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