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From its great volcano and its classical monuments to its sizzling beaches and gloriously rural landscape, Sicily has plenty to attract visitors. The island has long been a crossroads between east and west, north and south, giving it unique character.
Teatro GrecoWith its views of snow-capped Mount Etna, the Calabrian coast and the Bay of Naxos, this third century BC Greek theatre is one of the most beautifully situated attractions on the island and remains one of Sicily's best preserved ruins.
Tindari ruinsThis fine archaeological site is set on a lonely, yet picturesque rock promontory, cosseted by flourishing olive and cypress trees. Here you will find a Roman theatre and baths, villas, mosaics and the pilgrimage site of the Black Madonna Sanctuary.
Alcantara GorgesTo the west of Taormina runs the lovely gorge of Alcantara, a 19m-deep gash in the landscape carved out by the river Alcantara. You can explore it via a lift down to the narrowest point, where's there's also a waterfall, but beware, it's COLD!
NotoNicknamed the Giardino di Pietra (Garden of Stone), the honey coloured palazzi, churches and streets of Noto make it the loveliest of all Sicily's baroque towns. Highlights include the Duomo and majestic square of Piazza Municipio.
Taormina CathedralFronted by a pretty fountain, the 13th century Cathedral of San Nicola stands on the ruins of an ancient Greek temple. The Latin cross structure features six huge pink marble colums and fish-scale décor honours the island's maritime tradition.
Mount EtnaThe brooding presence of Mount Etna, the smouldering giant that is Europe's most active volcano, dominates eastern Sicily. At 3,323m high, it can be viewed from cable cars or walks to the authorized crater zone for a spectacular sight.