Sicily is the melting pot of Italy with a strong separate identity. A tropical environment with ancient cities and beautiful beaches, Sicily is a country within a country in many ways.
The food has strong middle eastern and Moroccan influences. It is the largest wine-growing region of the country and the national leader in exporting certain nuts, fruits, and olive oils. You can spend your entire vacation just exploring the beaches on the eastern shore, the wineries throughout the middle of the region, and the decaying but beautiful city of Palermo in the west.