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Preparing your trip to Sicily: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Sacrario di Cristo Re 1. Going on a trip don’t forget to bring an Italian phrasebook with you, as not all of locals speak foreign languages. It's worth noting that much of the indigenous population speaks particular Sicilian dialect, which is not always clear for foreigners. In this case, the sign language will help.
2. Travelers who don’t tolerate the heat are recommended to avoid trip in July and August. During this period, the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius; this time fans of beach holiday arrive to the island.
3. The holiday with children would be the best from July to September; at this time all the water parks and entertainment centers, including Etnalend, are working on the island. There are attractive discounts for children in all entertainment centers.
4. Travelers who expect to include the visit to the House of butterflies to their tour program have to consider some important points. It isn’t necessary to go there on a cloudy day, as butterflies are inactive in this weather. Those who want to attract the attention of insects should wear bright clothes, and butterflies certainly will try to sit down at a bright object.
5. Many of tour facilities and entertainment venues can be reached only by car, so travelers should take care and order excursions in advance. Updated information can always be found in the tourist center or hotel. Copyright
6. Those who visit Sicily in the summer are sure to take a sun protector. You can burn even during a casual walk around the city. Special beach shoes would become handy in the afternoon, as the sand on beaches is strongly heated.
7. Those planning a trip to Etna should definitely bring warm clothes, as it is always pretty cool at top of the volcano. At the foot of Mount Etna there is a special warm clothes rental, where paying 1-2 USD you can rent jackets, hats, and even warm boots.
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8. Shoppers should definitely pay attention to the local olive oil production, as oil is of high quality and is sold at attractive prices. It’s better to choose fruits at one of the open markets. The local wine and marzipan are other popular souvenirs among tourists.
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Santa Maria dello Spasimo

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Construction of the shrine began in 1509. But the monastery was never fully completed. Numerous military conflicts and threats stood in the way of the monks. All of Palermo's forces were focused on defending and fortifying the city during this period. The city government bought the land from the monks in 1569. This site was used for military purposes later. The historical buildings located here managed to be completely preserved only by a miracle. The monks still managed to build a church. A military camp was formed in it. But it lost its military significance at the end of the 16th century. … Read further

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