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sunny, dry climate, scenery, cuisine, history and architecture attract many tourists from mainland Italy and abroad. The tourist season peaks in the summer months, although people visit the island all year round. Mount Etna, the beaches, the archeological sites, and major cities such as Palermo, Catania, Syracuse and Ragusa are the favourite tourist destinations, but the old town of Taormina and the neighbouring seaside resort of Giardini Naxos draw visitors from all over the world, as do the Aeolian Islands, Erice, Cefalù, Agrigento, the Pelagie Islands and Capo d'Orlando. The last features some of the best-preserved temples of the ancient Greek period. Many Mediterranean cruise ships stop in Sicily, and many wine tourists also visit the island.

Published in Ancient sicily


is an event strongly felt in Sicily. The Good Friday procession is the most exciting time of Easter, lived between recollection and festive celebrations. The rites of Holy Week are the set of religious events held in different countries and cities of Sicily by the various parishes of the diocese and especially of the local brotherhoods. These ancient rites, of great tourist, want to represent the most significant moments of the Passion of Jesus Christ, described in the Gospels, since his arrest by the Romans to the Resurrection, and are part, along with the normal religious services, the Holy Week celebrations. 

Published in the folklore