In researching our adventure to Scicily, you learn so much about the history of this little piece of earth that has been inhabited for thousands of years. Even more interesting is how it’s position made it unique in being conquered, colonized or just used as a convenient interim port by so many cultures – from pirates to merchants traders to kings and others rulers.
Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantine Greeks, Saracen Arabs, Normans to name the primary inhabitants over the years.
And despite the chaos that seems to persist including World War II BOMBED buildings that still wear the scars, there exists monuments, churches and architectural wonders that rival Rome, Pompei and Athens.
So much history and territory to cover in so little time.