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Sicilian Islands

Egadian Islands


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Marettimo

The most western point Sicily's forms the island Marettimo. It belongs to the Ägadi (or Egadi) islands, which are pre-aged to Trapani. Marettimo is lying like a large, partial wooded, rocky comb about 40 kilometres far outside in the strait of Sicily. The island is scarcely eight kilometres long and about three kilometres wide. The about 200 inhabitants live mainly from fishing. But it can also happen that the roasted wild pig is recommended to you in the Trattoria Hiera. Actually the Sicilian black smocks do exist, they live in the forests below the Monte Falcone with 700 meters height and when they are seen in this region below, they now and then lose a member to the cooks of the four restaurants.

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The Aeolian Islands

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Island Salina
The way they are hang-strewn on the Tyrrhenian Sea, between the boot foot of the Italian mainland and Sicily, remind a little of the outlines of a Mercedes star, the seven sisters, which is Lipari island's other name. The ancient Greeks called them Aeolian Islands designated after Aeolis, the God of the wind. But at least on Lipari you should use the name specified at first. The Liparotians, as the inhabitants of the main-island are called, attach importance to it.
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Pantelleria

Pantelleria
Fortress Barbacane
Appropriate exactly on the half distance of the strait between Sicily and Tunisia is Pantelleria, rather with its own airfield, however owing to the absence sand beach never afflicted from the mass tourism. In the northwest of the island, 7000 humans nevertheless live in the capital,  and are proud of the fortress Barbacane in the port's proximity, which was probably established by the Romans. Pantelleria is the top of an enormous volcanic mountain, whose long extinct main exit rises up to a height of 836 meters.
The island is basically dark volcanic rocks, out of those some thermal sources gush, with partly rough formations and very fruitful soil, is especially in spring by sections sumptuously afflicted and spicy smelling bloom sea. It is not a miracle that Pantelleria in the process of the past 3000 years was always contested again violently. Ancient Greeks created the city Cossyra on the island where Phoenician and Romans hit one another. They estimated the island not only as a strategically important base, but also as retirement-place, as numerous finds proved, among them heads of statues, which represented Julius Caesar and Emperor Titus. Also Byzantines, Turks and Normans seized the island in each case for a while.
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Lampedusa and Linosa

Lampedusa

The most distant part of Sicily is located 120 kilometers further south than Tunis and only about 85 kilometers away from Mahdia at the east coast of Tunisia. It is the island Lampedusa, which belongs administratively to Sicilian's province capital Agrigento lain 220 kilometers further north.

Lampedusa,  is the capital-island of the Pelagi archipelago already belonging to the African continental plate, a flat limestone formation with six wonderful bath bays turned along the south coast to the black continent. The uninhabited, small Lampione and the island Linosa lain 50 kilometers further north belong to the island group too.   

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Ustica

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The Home Island of the Palermitians and the diver's-paradise named Ustica is quite suitable for a daily trip, in the best way a kind of an house island to the Palermitians, straight, in order to air themselves and the vapor of the million-citizens-metropolis. With fast and slower boats you reach the convenient island about 65 kilometres in the north Sicily's, which has 1350 inhabitants. The first wing boat starts at 8.15 o'clock in the port of Palermo last return trip is at 19.20 o'clock. Who misses the last boat, does not need to despair, there are sufficient places on Ustica, where one can be gladly fed with fresh fish, particularly gladly filled octopus (Calamari imbottiti) and also bed your tired head comfortably. The best recommendations are heard about and with Angelo Tranchina in the "Ariston", telephone +39 091 8449335.

 

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