Agrigento (formerly Girgenti, Agrigentum in Latin) is the name of a town on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, capital of the province of Agrigento. The town has about 55,000 inhabitants, and other important towns in the province include Licata and Naro, the latter distinctive for its well-preserved catacombs, or secret places of worship used by the earliest Christians. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agrigento"
Alcamo is the second largest city in the province of Trapani, in north-western Sicily, Italy. Founded in 828 by the Muslim commander al-Kamuk (after whom it is named), it currently has about 45,000 inhabitants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alcamo"
Caltanissetta (Sicilian Cartanissetta or Nissa) is a city located on the western interior of Sicily, capital of the province of Caltanissetta. It lies in an area of rolling hills with small villages and towns, crossed by the river Salso. ...more on Wikipedia about "Caltanissetta"
Catania is the second largest city of Sicily and is the capital of the province which bears its name. With 306,464 inhabitants it has the second highest population density on the island. ...more on Wikipedia about "Catania"
Cefalù is an ancient city in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cefalù"
Favara is a town of south central Sicily, in the province of Agrigento, 5 mi. E. of Agrigento by road. Pop. (1981 prelim.) mun., 32,793. It possesses a castle of the 11th to 15th century noble Chiaramonte family, erected in 1280. The town has a considerable agricultural trade, and there are sulfur and other mines in the neighborhood. ...more on Wikipedia about "Favara"
Gela is a commune in the province of Caltanissetta, in the island of Sicily, Italy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gela"
Ispica is a small city (15'000 inhabitants) in the south of Sicily, Italy. It is 30 km from Ragusa, 50 km from Syracuse, and 90 km from La Valletta, Malta. The first time that a document quote it was in 1093, in a list of churches and ecclesiastic departments for admninistartive purposes, but the territory is colonized since the bronze age. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ispica"
Licata (called Phintias in ancient times) is a city located in southern Sicily, Italy, with a population over 40000. It is a major seaport, at times shipping sulphur, asphalt, and cheese. ...more on Wikipedia about "Licata"
Marsala is a seaport city located in the province of Trapani on the island of Sicily in Italy, of 77,784 inhabitants (2001). The low coast on which it is situated is the westernmost point of the island. It is best known as the source of Marsala wine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marsala"
Messina with a population of about 260,000 is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. It is located at , near the North-East corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina. ...more on Wikipedia about "Messina, Italy"
Modica is a city in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily. The city is situated in the Iblean mountains ...more on Wikipedia about "Modica"
Palermo (Palermo in Italian, Palermu or Palemmu in Sicilian) is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the capital of the Province of Palermo ...more on Wikipedia about "Palermo"
Ragusa is a city in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Ragusa, on the island of Sicily. It has 68.346 inhabitants (2001). ...more on Wikipedia about "Ragusa, Italy"
San Giuseppe Jato is a village in the Palermo province of Sicily, (Sicilia in Italian) - an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. ...more on Wikipedia about "San Giuseppe Jato"
Scicli is a city in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily. It has in 2005 a population of 25,852. The city covers an area of 137.54 square kilometres. It is 25 kilometres from Ragusa, and 308 kilometres from Palermo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scicli"
Soluntum was an ancient town of Sicily, one of the three chief Phoenician settlements in the island, situated on the north coast, 10 miles east of Palermo, 600 ft. above sea level, on the southeast side of Monte Catalano (1,225 ft.), in a naturally strong situation, and commanding a fine view. The date of its first occupation is, like that of Palermo, unknown. It continued to be a Carthaginian possession almost uninterruptedly until the First Punic War, when, after the fall of Panormus, it opened its gates to the Romans. In the Roman period it seems to have been of no great importance; an inscription, erected by the citizens in honor of Fulvia Plautilla, the wife of Caracalla, was found there in 1857. It was perhaps destroyed by the Saracens and is now entirely deserted. Excavations have brought to light considerable remains of the ancient town, belonging entirely to the Roman period, and a good deal still remains unexplored. An archaic oriental Artemis sitting between a lion and a panther, found here, is in the museum at Palermo, with other antiquities from this site. With the exception of the winding road by which the town was approached on the south, the streets, despite the unevenness of the ground, which in places is so steep that steps have to be introduced, are laid out regularly, running from east to west and from north to south, and intersecting at right angles. They are as a rule paved with slabs of stone. The houses were constructed of rough walling, which was afterwards plastered over; the natural rock is often used for the lower part of the walls. One of the largest of them, with a peristyle, is currently, though wrongly, called the gymnasium. Near the top of the town are some cisterns cut in the rock, and at the summit is a larger house than usual, with mosaic pavements and paintings on its walls. ...more on Wikipedia about "Soluntum"
Syracuse (Italian Siracusa; ancient Syracusa; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a city on the eastern coast of Sicily and the capital of the province of Syracuse, Italy. Once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", the ancient core of Syracuse is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. ...more on Wikipedia about "Syracuse, Italy"
Taormina is a town on the island of Sicily in Italy, and in ancient times was a Greek colony (Tauromenium), dating from about 400 BC, which submitted to Roman authority in 212 BC during the Second Punic War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Taormina"
Trapani ( 2004 population 67,456) is a city in the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani and is located at . Girolamo Fazio has been the mayor since 26 November 2001. ...more on Wikipedia about "Trapani"
Ventimiglia di Sicilia (population 2,193) is a town in the Province of Palermo, located in the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy. Ventimiglia was founded in the 1620's by Don Girolamo del Carretto. The town was named after his wife, Beatrice Ventimiglia. In 1863, "di Sicilia" was added to Ventimiglia, to differentiate the city from the town of Ventimiglia in Liguria. Though "Ventimiglia di Siclia" is its official name, in Sicilian, the city is known as Calamigna. The city is neighbored by the towns Baucina, Bolognetta, Caccamo, Casteldaccia and Ciminna. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ventimiglia di Sicilia"
Vizzini is a city in Catania, Sicily, Italy. Bidis, a Roman city mentioned by Pliny and Cicero, stood here in a territory that has been inhabited since prehistoric times. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vizzini"
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