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10 More Fascinating Facts About Sicily

Sicily is an incredible place to visit, with a fantastic array of landscapes, plenty of history, architectural masterpieces and, of course, fantastic food! Although part of Italy, Sicily is truly unique when compared to the mainland. German writer and statesman, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, once said “L’Italia senza Sicilia non lascia immagine nello spirito: qui è la chiave di tutto” which means “Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the spirit: here [Sicily] is the key to everything.” If you’ve already checked out our ’10 Fascinating Facts About Sicily’ then why not read on to discover more about the majestic island?

The views near our villas in Italy with a pool


The Best Italian Travel Instagram Accounts

There are so many places that you can seek inspiration for your next trip, from blogs and books to social platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram. Here at Essential Italy, we love to see the photos shared with us on all platforms, and love to seek out our own inspiration in the photographic stories of others. So here we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Instagram accounts that you should definitely be following for Italian inspiration for your next trip away.

An image from one of our luxury villas with a pool in Sardinia