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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Sicily , Italy

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Sicily (Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia, [siˈtʃiːlja]; [sɪˈɕilja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Autonoma Siciliana (Sicilian Autonomous Region).
Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine peninsula from which it is separated only by narrow Strait of Messina, towards the North African coast. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which is at 3,320 m (10,890 ft) the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate.
Earliest archeological evidence of human dwelling on the island dates from 8000 BC. Around 750 BC, Sicily became a Greek colony and for the next 600 years it was the site of the Greek–Punic and Roman–Punic wars, which ended with the Roman destruction of Carthage. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Sicily often changed hands, and during the early Middle Ages it was ruled in turn by the Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans. Later on, the Kingdom of Sicily lasted between 1130 and 1816, subordinated to the crowns of Aragon, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, and finally the Bourbons, as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It was united with the rest of Italy in 1860, but a subsequent economic collapse led to a wave of emigration, separatism, and the emergence of the Mafia, whose criminal activities pose problems to this day. After the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, Sicily was given special status as an autonomous region.
Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and language. Sicily also holds importance for archeological and ancient sites such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte.
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Valle Dei Templi

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Teatro Romano , Agrigento

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Teatro Greco - Romano , Taormina



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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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The town and environs of Corleone.



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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Nice to see another Sicily thread.


The one above is my own photograph of Corleone. Could you credit it to me please!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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I didn't know Agrigento had an roman theater. I always thought it was all greek.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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Stabilimento balneare Charleston (1909)



Foro Italico (2003) by Italo Rota



Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti (1136)



La Zisa (1165)

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Cattedrale (1185 - 1781)



Politeama Garibaldi (1865)



Palazzina cinese (1799)



Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele (1891)

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:44 PM   #14
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:57 PM   #17
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Dancing Satyr - Mazara del Vallo (Trapani)*



Tempio della Concordia (Agrigento)*



Noto (Siracusa)*



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Her Majestic:
Mt. Volcano Etna
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The highest active volcano in Europe
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Do you really know how to drink a glass of wine?!?!?!?!


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Old March 23rd, 2012, 05:35 PM   #20
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Ciao Pellicano,
mi dispiace darti una delusione, ma sfortunatamente il teatro romano della foto #3 non è ad Agrigento, ma a Hierapolis in Turchia. Certo, non sarebbe sfigurato accanto alle molte altre perle dell'archeologia siciliana, ma ahimè, non è delle nostre questa volta...

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_di_Hierapolis

http://www.bibleplaces.com/hierapolis.htm

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