Sicily

  • 1 Sicily, where the Corleone family has its roots
    The mere mention of Sicily triggers inevitable associations with the Mafia, at least in part because of the acclaimed Godfather trilogy. It's now 40 years since the first of the three films was released,...

  • 2 Stromboli: volcanic fire and passion
    Some say that without the scandal surrounding the extramarital affair between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman during the filming of Stromboli, the film would have sunk into insignificance. There...

  • 3 Mount Etna: Sicily's sleeping giant
    The thousands of Sicilians who live in villages on the foothills of the volcano are constantly alert to Etna's moods and, from time to time, his grumblings shake heaven and earth as if to remind us all...

  • 4 Grand Hotel Timeo - with views of the volcano
    Located in Taormina, on the east coast of Sicily, the Grand Hotel Timeo has long been a favourite destination among the stars of Hollywood and Europe. Glamorous names from the guestbook include Audrey...

  • 5 Make your own road movie in Sicily
    Sicily, where the people and culture are perhaps even more visceral and explosive than the volcanic geography, offers a host of delights if you are up for powerful experiences. Most visitors settle on...



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