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Discovering Ragusa Ibla

I like historic towns. Places where you can go back in time. Ragusa Ibla is one of these. Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, Ragusa Ibla is the oldest district of the city of Ragusa. Medieval alleys, Baroque churches and palaces: walking Ragusa Ibla was like visiting an open-air museum.

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Sailing the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after the wind god Aeolus, a great way to visit them is on a sailing boat. And I did it! In early July, along with two friends, I sailed around the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli – four of the seven islands that form this archipelago.

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Catania at Night

In the Old Town of Catania, Sicily, there are some very suggestive places at night. The photo above shows the Teatro Massimo Bellini theater and the square in front of it, both named after the local-born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. There are also many baroque churches lit at night, very beautiful is the Piazza Duomo square with the Cathedral.