Trains in Sicily: timetables, prices and tickets



Sicily

Thanks to its 25,708 km2, Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean and the largest Italian region. From the characteristic triangular shape (which must be the name of Trinacria classic, three counts), its territory is mainly hilly and mountainous see 3,323 m in Etna its peak altitude. A time agriculture was the main activity, the cornerstone of the island economy: today's crop of vegetables, cereals, vines and citrus give way to industries that have a number more employees compared to the agricultural sector. fishing port in Sicily in first place for the amount of fish Italian; important is also the production of common salt, obtained either from the deposits of rock salt is the salt sea. The region has in Palermo its capital; Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani stand at the head of the remaining provinces. Sicily was inhabited throughout history, from the most diverse peoples: Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Aragonese, Austrians and Bourbons. At this great mixture of cultures is responsible for the extraordinary beauty of the island, rich in artistic and cultural heritage of the different historical periods. Palermo is lively, fascinating city, rich in monuments , museums, markets and restaurants among the most beautiful in Italy, Ragusa Ibla, the old city, is one of the best preserved historic centers of the island with its baroque masterpieces; Agrigento is made fascinating by the Valley of the Temples, a huge number of ancient Greek temples, UNESCO recognized; Erice, on the west coast, is one of the most beautiful medieval villages. Even nature is absolutely deserving of Sicily: the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the pearl of the west coast is a beautiful paradise, wild and solitary Aeolian Islands, Lipari and Stromboli with, give fascinating landscapes; Pantelleria, with its charming dark rocks, is characterized by rugged coastline and wild, dotted with coves overlooking the sea.


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