Posts Tagged ‘Nebrodi’

Sicily from inside » Tyrrhenian Coast

Approaching Stromboli

During the warmest season, a lot of beautiful resorts and beaches along the Tyrrhenian coast between Palermo and Milazzo are crowded both by local people and tourists. A well known seaside resort in this area is certainly the small fishing village of Cefalù, representing one of the most important tourist destinations in Sicily today. Lying within a natural gulf with its massive crag “Rocca” on the background and two high towers from its Norman Cathedral rising from the charming historical centre, Cefalù is a good starting point to visit all the beauties set within the Tyrrhenian Coast. Proceeding East from [...]

Sicily from inside » Central Sicily

Splendid mosaic in Piazza Armerina

Unperturbed from the typical mass tourism flooding Sicilian coasts, Central Sicily boasts a different atmosphere than any other Sicily destinations. This territory hosts isolated mountain villages, such as Enna, Nicosia, Leonforte, Aidone and Sperlinga, lying on hilltops and offering therefore stunning views of Nebrodi Mountains, Plain of Catania and even Mt. Etna. Within this fascinating contest of “Sicily without sea”, ancient farming traditions, pasture, cultivated fields, rural farms and abandoned mines witness how farming, mining and sheep-farming have led local economy for many years influencing landscapes and people’s lifestyle even today. The charming Enna, called from the ancient Greeks “Umbilicus [...]