A holiday in Sicily offers much more than just sun and sea. In Sicily you can try bird watching, archery, horse riding, climbing, hiking and even tree-top assault courses, among the many other things to do. If you like getting in contact with nature, you could also visit some of Sicily's 70 nature reserves. Many are deeply forested and some harbour rare animals as well as a huge variety of plants.
Some of the sights to be enjoyed are shown in these pictures by our Trip Tip photographer:
The Madonie reach an altitude of 2,000m, so holiday-makers should not be surprised if they suddenly walk into a cloud while hiking in this stunning mountain range in Sicily.
Our Trip Tip photographer came upon this lonely tree near Corleone. Trees are few and far between in most of the countryside around Corleone as it is dominated by crop production. It feeds Sicilians and holiday makers alike on organic pasta and excellent organic wines.
Our Trip Tip photographer took this photo in Ficuzza in January 2011. The Rocca Busambra in the background is scattered with snow. The lush green foreground shows why Sicily is a beautiful holiday destination, and a real insider tip, for affordable winter holidays.
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The ancient Greeks were not the only people to covet, invade and colonise the island of Sicily. So many nations and civilisations over the centuries have ruled Sicily, the right question might be, which nation did NOT invade Sicily? Our Trip Tip photographers give a little impression of what some of Sicily's varied conquerors left behind: