– Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean with an area of approximately 25 832.39 km².
– Two of the three active volcanoes in Italy are located in Sicily and are Etna and Stromboli.
– Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe with its 3350 meters and about 25% of the Sicilian population lives on its slopes.
– The Kingdom of Sicily was an independent state for 686 years. It is considered by many scholars to be the prototype of the modern European state and among the longest-lived in Europe.
– Sicily is the region of Italy richest in artistic and cultural heritage recognized by the World Organization.
The UNESCO heritage of Sicily, has seven sites in total of 51 present throughout Italy, among them the only Italian region to have two intangible assets, the Sicilian Puppet Work and the cultivation of the Pantelleria sapling vine, included in the list the oral and intangible heritages of humanity drawn up by UNESCO;
– The capital of Sicily, Palermo, was elected, in a recent ranking drawn up by Forbes, among the top five places in the world among cities with excellent street food, ranking first in Europe.