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  • The salts-pans area in Nubia, Trapani
    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
  • Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
    Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
  • A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
    The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
  • A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area
    Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area

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A Journey to Sicily


from the UK

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British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Thomson and Westernair all have direct flights to Sicily: from London Gatwick, from London Stansted, from London Luton, from Manchester, from Ireland

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from Ireland

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To Trapani Wednesdays and Sundays from 27th March 2011. •    Depart Dublin 09.50 arrive Trapani 14.15 •    Depart Trapani 07.00 arrive Dublin 09.25 Please see ryanair.com for more info To Catania Wednesdays and Sundays from 27th March to 29th October …
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fly from France

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Ryanair flies directly from Paris (Beauvais) to Trapani (Birgi) several times per week. Please visit Ryanair.com for further details. Easyjet flies directly from Paris (CDG) to Catania (Fontanarossa) several times per week. Please visit Easyjet.com for further details. Easyjet flies …
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fly from Germany

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Ryanair flies to Trapani (Birgi) from Frankfurt-Hahn, Bremen, Dusseldorf-Weeze, Karlsruhe-Baden, Memmingen (Munich West) several times a week. Please visit Ryanair.com for further details. Air Berlin flies to Palermo (Falcone Borsellino) from Cologne/Bonn, Munich and Stuttgart several times a week. Please …
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fly from Spain

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Ryanair flies to Trapani (Birgi) from Girona (Barcellona), Ibiza, Madrid and Valencia several times a week. Please visit Ryanair.com for further details. Windjet flies to both Palermo (Falcone Borsellino) and Catania (Fontanarossa) from Barcellona several times a week. Please visit …
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from other European countries

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Austria to Sicily Air Berlin flies from Vienna via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg and Zurich to Palermo (Falcone Borsellino) and Catania (Fontanarossa). Please visit Airberlin.com for further details. Belgium to Sicily Ryanair flies directly from Brussels (Charleroi) to Trapani …
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Airports in Sicily – Connections

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Palermo Falcone e Borsellino International Airport 30km approx. to the city centre: Bus: every 30 min, from 06:45 am to midnight (it waits for the last flight in case of delays). Stops in Piazza Ruggero Settimo (Politeama Theatre) -approx. 40 …
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The Sicilian Flag

Trinacria is the island’s symbol. It is a Gorgon’s head whose hair consists of braded snakes and ears of wheat, and it symbolizes Sicily’s fertility. Three legs bent at the knee radiate from its head. Gorgon was the name given …
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From the Sicilian school to the 16th century

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Italian literature is greatly in debt to Sicily. It was here that in the aristocratic and refined Court of Frederick II of Swabia (1194-1250) poetry in the common tongue was first written. Jurists, notaries, captains and officials gathered around the …
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From the Realism period to nowadays

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Only with Realism (about 1870), the Verismo, Sicilian literature experienced a new Golden Age. Realism theorised and produced a fiction that was particularly attentive to human and social problems. Its major exponents were Luigi Capuana and Giovanni Verga. Though Capuana …
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