Separated from the Italian Peninsula, the Italian Islands have developed their own history and diverse culture throughout the centuries.
Sicily. Some of Italy's most fascinating history can be found in Sicily, including that of the Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Romans, and even the English. From Palermo's Archaeological Museum to Cefalu's beautiful beaches to Noto's baroque architecture, there is something for everyone. Still active Mt. Aetna is sometimes covered by snow, even though the climate is pleasant year-round. On an island, you have to eat the seafood, but Sicily is also famous for its fruits, vegetables and pastries. The wine industry here is one of the fastest growing in Italy.
Sardinia. If you want to spot who's who in Italy (or the rest of the world, for that matter), spend some time on the spectacular beaches of Sardinia. However, venture inland, and you'll see an entirely different kind of place, more African savanna than Italian playground. The center of the island harbors unspoiled villages inhabited by people speaking the dialect. Sardinia is known for its seafood, special bread and the filu di ferro liquor that makes grappa look tame.
We offer many Italian villas, cottages, apartments, campsites, and parks and lodges that offer home's comforts following a day at play on these wonderfully diverse islands.
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