Here are some links with further information. While they have been selected as interesting and relevant, we can take no responsibility for the content of external sites.

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Palermo

BB Serpotta – excellent B&B, plus modern apartments, in central location off Via Cavour

Teatro Massimo – Palermo’s opera house, online booking available

Museo Diocesano, Palazzo Arcivescovile (Diocesan Museum, Archbishop’s Palace) art gallery

Palazzo Abatellis, Galleria Regionale (Abatellis Palace, Regional Gallery)

Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonio Salinas” (Regional Archaeological Museum “Antonio Salinas”)

Syracuse

Case Sicilia – central, self-catering apartments offered with good service

B&B Casa Mia – comfortable, well appointed B&B in Corso Umberto, a ten minute walk from Ortygia

Aretusa Vacanze – rooms with kitchenette in Residence Hotel, with roof terrace, in central Ortygia

Comune di Siracusa – local Government, with information for visitors on hotels, historical sites, events and festivals (in Italian)

Archimedes Park Museum – contains reproductions of Archimedes’ war machines and other devices

Sicily

Sicily Personal Guide – personalised tours of Sicily for small groups, provided by Sergio Morabito

Best of Sicily – comprehensive site for visitors on many aspects of Sicily

Peter Sommer Travels – expert-led small group cultural and archaeological tours by land and by Turkish gulet. Trips include scheduled historical and gastronomic tours and private tailor-made tours in Sicily.

Wonders of Sicily – celebrates the monuments and culture of Sicily with great photography

La RosaWorks – New Yorker Karen La Rosa’s boutique company organises customised tours of Sicily. This website is interesting in itself and includes a list of recommended reading (featuring both Palermo, City of Kings and Syracuse, City of Legends)

Books

Sicilian writers in translation:

Andrea Camilleri

Leonardo Sciascia

Vincenzo Consolo

Elio Vittorini

Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Luigi Pirandello