Visitors to Italy who limit their trips to a tour of Tuscan villas or a stint in Rome have no idea of what they're missing. Why not leave the mainland behind and take a short flight—or the ferry from Naples—to the rugged, romantic and historically resonant island of Sicily?
The cultural and culinary attractions of the capital, Palermo, are well documented, but travelers should also make time for Sicily's second city, Catania, and its baroque buildings, made of volcanic stone from nearby Mount Etna. It is the fresh-produce market on the Piazza Carlo Alberto that is...
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