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The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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Sicily: Lapped by Blue Seas

Posted by Suzanne on 08 Jan 2016


Surrounded by Seas

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is lapped by the clear waters of three blue, inland seas: the Tyrrhenian to the north, the Ionian to the east and the Mediterranean to the south and west.

These seas have been crossed by waves of conquerors since antiquity and, curious travellers.

And, it is from the sheltered coastlines dotted with villages and cities, azure blue coves, pebbly beaches and stretches of sand that the traveller can look out over the eastern Mediterranean towards the Levant, Africa, the remoter Sicilians islands and the toe of mainland Italy.


The 'Sicilian' seas captured

Below, some images from The Sicilian House albums capture a little of the 'Sicilian' seas.


Levanzo, Egadi Islands with the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south


Near Marsala looking to the Egadi Islands, Mediterranean Sea 


Porto Palo di Menfi, Mediterranean Sea


Palermo, Tyrrhenian Sea 


Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Tyrrhenian Sea 


Looking from Taormina, Ionian Sea 


Palermo, Tyrrhenian Sea 


Cefalu, Tyrrhenian Sea 


Marettimo, Egadi Islands, where the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas meet 


Scopello, Tyrrhenian Sea 




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