Sicily

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Sicily — Mountainous Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, owes its intrigue to an alluring juxtaposition of historical and culinary treasures.

Why Go

For the distinct culture (unlike anywhere else in Italy), active Mt. Etna, and the area's ancient history.

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What's New in Sicily

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7 Amazing Foods to Eat Only in Sicily

June 04, 2014 by Alex Schechter

If there's one thing all travelers end up doing in Italy, it's eating. And in Sicily, discovering all of the island's native foods -- which are distinct from ... Read More »

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3 Nights in Sicily: A Photo Tour

May 14, 2014 by Alex Schechter

Ah, Sicilia. The soccer ball to Italy's boot is an island rich with history, from the crumbling mosaics of Piazza Armerina to sky-high Taormina. But on a recent ... Read More »

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10 Incredible Golf Resorts Around the World

June 11, 2013 by Jennifer Fauci

If you're the type to travel for golf (or just golf while you travel), check out our top ten list of the best golf resorts around the world. Get ready to tee off ... Read More »

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Volcano Tours Are a Hot Adventure Travel Trend

March 10, 2011 by Blane Bachelor

In 2010, it was Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull. This year, Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is the one making headlines, spewing lava up to 100 feet in the air and ... Read More »

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Cruise Without Cash: Smithsonian Announces Three New All-Inclusive Cruise Deals

March 02, 2011 by Caroline Morse

The hidden costs of most all-inclusive tours can quickly add up once you factor in gratuities, shore excursions, and single supplements. Not so with Smithsonian ... Read More »

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