|Map of Sicily - ITALY|
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Map of SICILY - ITALY
The last card from Ischa it's a Map of that beautiful Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea that along its history was ruled by several different civilizations and because of this fact it's a true Shangri-la for historians and archeologists. Thank you very much Ischa, I spent a good time looking at your card, remembering the beautiful things I saw when I went there and planning on my head the next trip. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, and it is officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine peninsula, from which it is separated only by the narrow Strait of Messina, towards the North African coast. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which, at 3350 m, is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine and architecture. It also holds importance for archeological and ancient sites such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte.