Arco dell’elefante in Pantelleria
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Pantelleria is a Sicilian island that can be reached by ferry or by plane. It is known as the ‘black pearl’ because of the blackness of its rocks, due to its volcanic origin. In fact, Specchio di Venere (Venus’s mirror), is a thermal lake that is a former volcanic crater!

Fontana Pretoria in Palermo Sicily
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Palermo is the capital of Sicily and the gateway to the Egadi islands, including the largest, Favignana. It’s also where you fly to the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria, both of which are close to Africa. Other amazing places in Sicily to visit, which are close to Palermo, are Castellammare

Doric Temple of Segesta from a distance
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I hadn’t heard of the historical site of Segesta until my husband took me there as a surprise when we were staying in nearby Castellammare del Golfo, and I’m delighted he took me as it’s absolutely phenomenal and a must-see if you’re in north-west Sicily. How to get to Segesta