Sicily is the biggest island in Italy. It is like stepping in a country all of its own with its Arabic, Greek and African influences. The culture & cuisine (& language) is very different from there rest of Italy, and not to mention it being absolutely beautiful. Arid, with active volcanoes, surrounded by the blue Mediterranean sea, brimming with delicious wine, fish-based cuisine and picturesque cities and towns strewn across the hills and along the coasts. Ancient temples still stand all around, as today's world ticks by.