Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

The Tyrrhenian Sea Sits Between Sardinia, Italy And Sicily

We First Encountered The Tyrrhenian Coast As We Drove East Towards Cefalu

This Lovely Bridge Is No Longer In Use, Abandoned When The New...

There Are Lovely Towns Along The Coast, With Historic Centres And Attractive...

However, There Is Also Evidence Of The Modern Age And Modern Industry...

The Weather Was Much More Pleasant After We Spent Three Nights In...

We Drove On The Old Costal Road, Slower But More Scenic That...

This Route Allows One To Discover These Treasures, Harking Back To Ancient...

Santo Stefano Di Camastra Appears To Be A Major Centre For Ceramics

These Ceramic Tiles Were Used To Create A Dramatic Mural Depicting An...

Elaborate Ceramic Designs Are One Thing On Pots, But Entire Tabletops?

One Last Look At The Northern Coastline of Sicily Before We Turned...

We Climbed High Into The Mountains On Narrow Winding Roads, Admiring Hilltop...

Here's A Shot Of The Map Showing The Twisting Roads Through The...

Sheep! I Love Coming Upon Flocks Of Sheep In Our Travels, There...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about the Tyrrhenian Coast:

“The coast between Palermo and Milazzo is studded with popular tourist resorts attracting a steady stream of holidaymakers, particu¬larly between June and September. The best of these include the two massive natural parks of the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the sweeping beaches around Capo d’Orlando and Capo Tindari, and Cefalù, a resort second only to Taormina in popularity.

The Parco Naturale Regionale delle Madonie and the Parco Regionale dei Nebrodi lie just off the coast between Palermo and Milazzo incorporating the Madonie moun¬tain range and some of the highest mountains in Sicily after Mt Etna. The wild, wooded slopes are home to wolves, wildcats and eagles. Forests cover vast areas of the mountains and include the near-extinct ancient Nebrodi fir trees that have survived since the last ice age. The parks are actually inhabited areas, rather than simply nature reserves, so you can combine walking with visits to handsome mountain towns.”

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