2018

Syracuse, Sicily – 8 Sep 2018

Syracuse and its surrounding area have been inhabited since ancient times, as shown by the findings in the villages of Stentinello, Ognina, Plemmirio, Matrensa, Cozzo Pantano and Thapsos, which already …

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Agrigento – 12 Sep 2018

Agrigento was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea, with two nearby rivers, the Hypsas and the Akragas, and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification. …

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Mazara & Selinunte – 13 Sep 2018

The city of Selinunte was founded in the seventh century BC and effectively destroyed in 409 BC. The glory of ancient Selinus lasted for about two centuries, when it was …

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Motya & Segesta – 16 Sep 2018

The foundation of the city of Motya probably dates from the eighth century BC, about a century after the foundation of Carthage in Tunisia. It was originally a colony of …

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Monreale to Lipari – 17 Sep 18

After the occupation of Palermo by the Arabs (the Emirate of Sicily), the Bishop of Palermo was forced to move his seat outside the capital. The role of cathedral was …

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Panarea & Stromboli – 18 Sep 2018

Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. It is one of the eight …

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Lipari – 19 Sep 2018

Greek colonists from Knidos arrived at Lipara ~580 BC after their first colonization attempt in Sicily failed and their leader, Pentathlos, was killed. They settled on the site of the …

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Taormina – 21 Sep 2018

The area around Taormina was inhabited by the Siculi even before the Greeks arrived on the Sicilian coast in 734 BC to found a town called Naxos. The theory that …

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Mt Etna – 22 Sep 18

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. It lies above the …

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