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Sicily is the largest and southernmost Italian island. There are a few smaller archipelagoes off the shores of the main island - the Aeolian Islands, Aegadian Islands and Pelagian Islands. Sicily has various landscapes, ranging from sandy beaches and coastal plains to high mountains, and of course, Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The climate is warm all year round, Catania being the hottest city in Italy. In summer, the heat can be unbearable, so spring and especially early autumn are preferred times for seaside holidays.

Sicily is one of the leading seaside destinations in the country, with its endless beaches and long hours of sunshine. The most famous resort here is Taormina with some charming pebble beaches and lively pubs and bars. Palermo, the biggest city on the island, attracts holidaymakers with Mondello Beach, the main beach area with fantastic seafood restaurants. Lipari Island, just north of Sicily, also boasts nice beaches nestled between rugged cliffs. Catania, Ragusa and Agrigento are other popular spots that boast Blue Flag beaches.

As an island with a long and remarkable history, Sicily is a must-visit for those who are interested in ancient culture. The Greek Temple in Agrigento, the Temple of Diana in Cefalu and the 2nd-Century Greek Amphitheatre in Taormina are truly outstanding sites. Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the third-largest opera house in the world, also shouldn't be missed.

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