Have you ever wondered how does winter and spring come? You can think about it in a boring scientific way or you can think of it in a more magical mythological way. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a mixture of ancient history which creates a unique and timeless atmosphere. Sicily once formed a significant portion of Ancient Greece. The first Greek colony was founded at Giardini Naxos in 734BC. In 733BC, the south eastern city of Syracuse became one of the earliest Greek cities on the island. It quickly attained wealth and power, important buildings were commissioned, works of art created and sub-colonies were founded. The Greeks of Syracuse then extended their territory through warfare becoming the strongest city in the Mediterranean. Along with the Ancient Greeks came tales of Greek myths and legends many of which unfolded on our beautiful island. In ancient Greek religion and mythology the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek Panthe
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Palermo is Sicily's regional capital city and this year it is enjoying being rewarded the Italian City of Culture 2018. It is a vibrant city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean year round weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Arabic, Norman, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and historic buildings, its culture, music and nightlife. In fact, for cultural, artistic and economic reasons, Palermo is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among one of the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe. The city is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the beauty of its Arab/Norman architecture and for the nearby Cathedral of Monreale. Palermo is also widely well known for its colourful and lively fruit, vegetable and fish markets in the heart of the city, known as Vucciria, Ballaro and Capo. Palermo also provides access to many great beaches.