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Sicily Travel Guide

by our Italy expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanPhoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Goths and Vandals, Arabs, Normans; all were so enthralled by the beauties of Sicily that they invaded, and settled. No wonder Palermo, the modern capital of the island and of the medieval Kingdom of Sicily, still has a reputation for crime and as the home of the Cosa Nostra – though now safely visited by tourists on the ‘Godfather’ trail. The invaders left many influences and Palermo is an Italian city … yet different. Arab influences in cooking make an evening stroll – the ‘passegiatta’ – a sweet-toothed delight as you pause for a multi-flavoured ‘cassata’ ice-cake. The handsome Royal Palace and Norman Cathedral are well worth visits.
 

Italy Facts

National Flag: Italian Flag
Language(s): Italian
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +39
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.italia.it

Where is Sicily – Location Map



Italy Travel News

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Palermo Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Isolated Clouds Isolated Clouds 15°C
59°F
8°C
46°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 16°C
61°F
9°C
48°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 11°C
52°F
6°C
43°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Clear Skies Clear Skies 12°C
54°F
5°C
41°F

 Palermo Weather Forecast
 

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