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Best Places to Live in Sicily
It has been said that Sicily is Italian populated with the world's race. How do you then pick a 'best' place? The word 'best' is of course, subjective, to the individual's tastes and needs.

Trapani. A coastal town in the West of Sicily with its magnificent sunsets give itself a somewhat Dutch feeling when you see its Windmills. The windmills were originally used to grind salt which is famously farmed in this area, they now sit prettily in history. Favignana on the southwest of Trapani, is a small fishing island southwest of Trapani which is popular for tuna fishing. Nowadays, islands like Favignana and Levanzo are tourist spots but in the "low" season period, the islands will make memorable visits.

Erice. Situated at an altitude of about 730 meters above sea level, this little quaint town has much to boast. Its seafood cuisine is exquisite and some say, has one of the best views, not only in Sicily but even Europe. Famed for its bastions and high walls, it commands a tremendous view of the Bay of Monte Cofano from the Spanish Monastery. The town itself is doted with houses made of stones on winding cobblestone lanes, though some may call it streets. Imagine a lane which fits only a person at a time! You would think that walking in the clouds was a figure of speech? Well, not in Erice because the clouds and mist do roll in during some afternoons! Beautiful architecture is ever present in Erice, as early as the fourteenth-century. The Gothic structures in this picturesque town will definitely keep you mesmerized. Imagine taking afternoon walks in lush parks along the hillsides and breathing in fresh pine air. Life cannot get better than this!

Taormina. It's no wonder D.H. Lawrence was inspired by this breathtaking city to write Lady Chatterly's Lover. It is one of Sicily's most famous resort town. The medieval air captures the visitor immediately with awe. You get the feeling this town has many secrets in its walls. By day or night, Taormina will not fail with its old-world charm with medieval homes set on medieval looking streets still standing and overlooking the coast. What could be a more postcard perfect view than the Greco-Roman amphitheatre with Mount Etna and the sea in the background. Not forgetting, this town offers great cuisine as well. Best is what you make better and in Sicily, life can be at its best.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Accommodation in Sicily & Vacation Rentals.
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