|Subject: Re: Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica|
I've been to Sicily 2 years ago. It's a great place - architecture, nature, culture, food and people.
In Palermo try to visit Teatro Massimo's opera performance, archeologicl museum, basilicas La Martorana and Monreale, Cathedral, royal palace. Try to walk along the streets of Palermo, to smell and to feel the pulse of this very pleasant city.
Taormina and Cefalu are two the most interesting marine village-like towns with a great basilica in Cefalu and a lot of a classical archeological remains in Taormina.
Siracusa and Agrigento are a real musts due to their own classical remnants and due to the great natural situation of Siracusa!
Vila Romana del Casale near Piazza Armerina is one of the most interesting sites due to its marvelous Roman mosaics - the condition and the quality of the mosaics are unbeatable.
Another great archeolgical sites are Segesta and Selinunte. Of course there are much more.
The high baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica should be on your list as well. Especially, I liked Noto - its main street is full of majestic high baroque buildings and in the evening it's full of locals doing their regular stroll.
The nature of Sicily shouldn't be missed. At least go up to the Etna and visit the archipelag of Isole Eolie, where you can be a witness of lava's night show near Stromboli, have a natural jacuzzi at Volcano or just jump into the crystall blue waters at the mid-way between the islands.
You can also go to taste Marsala's famous wines and then have a jump to Erice and Moza or even visit an Egadi islands.
There is a lot to see in Sicily - one week is hardly enough - you should think about 2 weeks.
Try to taste products with crema di pistaccio, ricotta cheese, cava fiori, different great pizzas and not to miss the world best ice-cream (only in Argentina you can eat the ice-cream of such a great taste!).
Sincerely, Alex Elbert Jerusalem Israel