Sicily 101, All Things Sicily

Everything about Sicily, size, population, language, Sicilian people and things to do. "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything." Said Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Being the crossroad/biggest island in Mediterranean ocean, it has always held a very important position. Many groups left their influences and culture on the island, the rich history and the perfect weather make Sicily one of the top vacation spots. Let’s learn a thing or two about Sicily.

Here are some quick questions on Sicily: Where? The southern tip of Italy. How big? 25,711 km² (Some references: Taiwan is 36,193 km²; Switzerland is 41,285 km²; Tuvalu is 26 km²) Capital? Palermo Language? Sicilian. (More on this below.) Ruled by? Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Catalans before. Population? 5 Million
What’s Sicily’s historic background? For centuries it was a nation unto itself. Sicily was taken over by many different people, and back in the da…

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