The largest Mediterranean island, separated from the Italian peninsula by the very narrow Messina strait, Sicily is probably among the regions richest in history, art and cultural heritage, a mosaic of colours and contrasts, from the blue seas surrounding enchanted islands to the magic of the snowy Aetna.
Sicily is surrounded by many smaller islands, such as Ustica, the Eolie or Lipari group (also called the Seven Sisters), comprising two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, then the Egadi group, Pantelleria and the Pelagie Isles.