Nestled at the tip of the boot, surrounded by the bluest of Mediterranean waters, lies the island region of Sicily. Because of its location, Sicily has been invaded and conquered by many civilizations over the past thousands of years and some of their influences still linger today. A harmony of ancient and modern, Sicily is famous for its warmth, its raw beauty and its history. A visit to this enchanted island affords you many options for your vacation. You can visit ancient Roman ruins or a volcano, relax on a sun-drenched beach or shop along cobblestone streets in small fishing villages. You can sit outdoors, under a pergola at a local agriturismo and experience all of the culinary delights that abound in this region, all while chatting with some of the locals and sharing a carafe of house wine. A trip to Sicily will change your perspective on life and traveling forever.