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Sicilia

  1. 1. SICILY
  2. 2. SICILY (Italy) Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina The provinces of the region are: Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messi na, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani.
  3. 3. Demographics Sicily is a melting pot of a variety of different cultures and ethnicities. About five million people live in Sicily, making it the fourth most populated region in Italy.
  4. 4. Geography Sicily has a roughly triangular shape, earning it the name Trinacria. To the east, it is separated from the Italian mainland by the Strait of Messina, about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide in the north, and about 16 km (9.9 mi) wide in the southern part.[7] The northern and southern coasts are each about 280 km (170 mi) long measured as a straight line, while the eastern coast measures around 180 km (110 mi); total coast length is estimated at 1,484 km (922 mi). The total area of the island is 25,711 km2
  5. 5. What to see ….. • Etna, the greatest active volcano in Europe • Valle del Bove (Valley of the Oxen), the walls of which reach up to 1000 mt; the Grotta del Gelo (Ice Cave), the only existing perpetual glacier at these latitudes; and the Gole dell’Alcantara (Alcantara River Park • The archipelago comprises seven islands - Lipari, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea • The archeological area of Agrigento, one of the most important towns of Magna Graecia.
  6. 6. Others important things … Art and architecture: Terracotta ceramics Music and film: Palermo hosts the Teatro Massimo which is the largest opera house in Italy and the third largest in all of Europe. Literature: The golden age of Sicilian poetry began in the early 13th century with the Sicilian School of Giacomo da Lentini Science: Catania has one of the four laboratories of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

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