The Amateur Traveler talks to Madeline Jhawar from Italy Beyond the Obvious blog about Sicily. Madeline was a tour guide for a number of years in Italy and says that Sicily is where the tour guides vacation. This beautiful island is more intense than the rest of Italy but it is also rich in culture and history. It is sometimes an assault on the sense says Madeline who honeymooned on the island. Madeline leads us in a trip circumnavigating the island from Messina to Palermo with stops in Taormina, Siracuse, Agrigento, Villa del Casale, Erice, and Palermo. We take a side trip to climb the volcano at Stromboli and we touch on the many influences on the history of Sicily.
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