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Location, Climate:
Sicily is a well-known tourist destination in Italy. It stretches from the Italian Peninsula to the coast of North Africa. The climate of Sicily is typical Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Some people find the weather in Sicily too hot during summer so they prefer booking discount hotels during autumn or spring when the temperature is mild. Book a room online to avail of huge discount and other promos in hotels.

Brief History:
The Ancient people of Italy were the first inhabitants of Sicily. According to Thucydides, the Sicanians were the earliest and most prominent settlers to arrive in the island coming from the Iberian Peninsula. Evidences of their existence including cave drawings dating back around 8000 BC were found in the area.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Two of the biggest events in Sicily are held during the month of June: The Taormina Film Festival which showcases Italian and Sicilian movies, and the Solmusic Festival in Palermo which features some of the new bands in Sicily competing for the title of “Best Band of the Year”. There are many archeological and ancient attractions in Sicily including the Necropolis of Pantalica, Valley of the Temples, Greek Temple and Roman Amphitheater. Other must-see sites include the Schiso Castle, Cathedral of Monreale, Villa Romana del Casale and Aeolian Islands.

Transportation:
Driving around Sicily gives you the freedom to explore different towns. There are extensive bus and train networks in Sicily that covers most of the island. The main bus stations are located at Catania and Palermo. Ferries and hydrofoils connects the islands of Sicily.

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