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Sicily                                      Sicily is deservedly the queen of the islands. Not only is she
                                            the largest in the Mediterranean, but also the most gifted by
an introduction                             nature and history.

Little changed over the centuries, this enchanting island is a unique blend of all that is             San Giovanni Degli Eremiti, Palermo
best about the Mediterranean. There are many sights and experiences not to be missed,
including some of the most perfectly preserved temples and theatres in the world at
Siracusa, Agrigento, Segesta and the entire Greek city of Selinunte, which are the
classical remains of Sicily’s many invaders dating back over almost 3,000 years.

The island is steeped in history but also in the pleasures of the senses. So, on your
voyage of discovery do not forget the sea, glinting turquoise-clear and inviting, around
more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, where Sicily’s holiday resorts are among the
most charming in the Mediterranean. These include the fashionable Taormina, perched
some 700 feet above sea level with stupendous views of snow-capped Mount Etna and
the bay of Naxos.

Food is undoubtedly a very important ingredient in any holiday and Sicilian cuisine is a
tantalising display of colourful and tempting dishes which are perfectly complemented by
the excellent wines of the island. Pasta, a course to be included in any Sicilian meal, is
served with tasty sauces from a choice of rich and spicy to the simple but delicious
“aglio e olio” pasta with garlic and olive oil.

Sicily has an abundance of seafood including an array of crustaceans. Tuna and
swordfish are cooked in a variety of regional sauces or served thinly sliced and
marinated in olive oil and lemon juice.

The Sicilians have a sweet tooth and as such produce not only exquisite ice creams and
refreshing sorbets but also a fantastic display of mouthwatering cakes, many of these are
made with fresh almonds including the famous “pasta di mandorla” - a soft biscuit
outside with a moist almond centre.

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                                                                                            Grand Tours of Sicily          3-5
                                                                                            Grand Tours Catania & Palermo

Isola Bella Taormina                        OUR HOLIDAYS                                    Sicily Hotels                   6-15
                                            We have made our holidays as flexible as        Taormina                       16-17
ABOUT US                                    possible, giving you the opportunity to         Mount Etna, Catania
We have been working with Sicily and the    combine any number of hotels or                 Piazza Armerina                    18
Aeolian islands for over 40 years now and   apartments with any flights and/or car          Siracusa,                      19-23
this programme is the result of our         hire. Should you not find exactly what you      Noto area                      23-25
considerable experience in this area.       are looking for in this brochure we have a      Ragusa & Modica                26-30
Through continuous close contact with our   greater selection of properties on our          Agrigento                      31-32
clients and our suppliers we have come to   website www.thesicilianexperience.co.uk         Selinunte, Menfi & Marsala     33-34
know what is the best the islands have to   as well as more detailed descriptions and       San Vito Lo Capo
offer and this is what we hope to pass on   additional photographs. In order to offer       Palermo                            35
to you, the visitor.                        you maximum flexibility the prices shown        Cefalu                         36-39
                                            in the accompanying price list are a guide                                     39-41
Our staff all have first-hand knowledge of  only and may fluctuate up or down
Sicily and the surrounding islands and are  according to flight and accommodation           Aeolian Islands Hotels & Apartments
only too pleased to give you all the        prices and availability at the time of
information and guidance you require to     booking. We will gladly tailor-make your        Lipari                         42-44
choose the right holiday.                   itinerary to suit your specific needs
                                            anywhere in Sicily or the islands. It is also   Vulcano                              45
As members of ABTA, ATOL & IATA you         possible to combine Sicily with a stay on
can be assured of our continued             mainland Italy.                                 Salina                         46-47
commitment to you.
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                                                                                            Panarea                        48-49

                                                                                            Filicudi                             49

                                                                                            Sicily Villas & Apartments     50-66

                                                                                            Weddings in Sicily                   67
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