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Capo di Milazzo sticks out from the North East coast of Sicily towards the Aeolian Islands.
On the point of the mainland of Sicily is Marsala. It is about 18 miles south of Trapani or 16 miles North West of Mazara del Vallo.
The Port is next to the third-largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina. This is the capital of the province with the same name. It is also a must-see place for all who wish to visit a historically charged area. Located next to the Strait of Messina the marina specialises in tourism.
The earliest evidence of humans living in Sicily dates back to 12,000 BC. However, there is additional evidence that around 750 BC, Sicily was home to a dozen Greek colonies. Subsequently, over the next 600 years, the Sicilian Wars raged, and continuous conflict afflicted the area.
Sicily gained special status as a region on 15th May 1946. This special status began eighteen days before the Italian constitutional referendum of 1946. Despite this award, much of the special status is still not in force. Recent governments have continuously deferred the laws; therefore, they still require approval by the Italian State.
A vibrant and unique culture
Sicily has a vibrant and unique culture, especially concerning literature, cuisine, arts, music, and architecture.
It is home to some important archaeological sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, Erice and Selinunte.
Weather and Climate
Sicily has a typically Mediterranean climate enjoying mild, wet winters followed by hot, dry summers. The weather is very changeable in spring and autumn. Along the coasts, particularly the southwestern area, the warm African currents affect the climate. Summers can be scorching hot with a strong hot wind called the Sirocco, coming from the Sahara Desert. A maximum temperature of 48.5°C was once recorded on the island. This comes very close to the maximum ever recorded temperature in Europe.
Although regarded as an island with mild, pleasant winters, Sicilian winters can occasionally be rather harsh. Snow falls in abundance above 1,000 metres, and strong cold winds can blow this snow to the islands coastal towns.
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