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A picturesque country, which is blessed by an unfathomable natural richness. Its charm, beside the coast full of bays, the warm watered fjords and reefs, high cliffs and the green hills is made up also by its artistic and historical values. On the Dalmatian Coast the romantic cities of Zadar and Trogir and the Saint Jacob cathedral of Sibenik make us remember to the past. In Split, one can take a look at emperor Diocletian’s unique palace. Among the natural beauties the crystal clear waters, waterfalls, caves and rapids of the Krka National Park are on top. Crikvenica introduce us to the mood of a spa in the monarchy, while the whole travel is crowned by the Queen of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Blue sky, glimmering sea, lovely islands, and wonderful landscape. They say that the heart of the traveling Odysseus was stolen not only by Nausicaa.
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Places I've visited: Palermo, Alcamo, Agrigento, Valle Dei Templi (Valley Of The Temples), Scala Dei Turchi (Stair Of The Turks), Riserva Naturale Foce Del Fiume Platani, Avola, Marzamemi, Isola Delle Correnti (Island Of Currents), Riserva Naturale Di Vendicari, Noto, Neapolis Archeological Park In Siracusa, Catania, Mount Etna, Gole Dell'Alcantara (Gorges Of Alcantara) and Taormina. I would really appreciate if you could subscribe to my youtube channel ✌ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themarcobaroni Video equipment used for this video: - Sony A7S http://amzn.to/2urXObN - GoPro Hero Session http://amzn.to/2txV08H - GoPro pole http://amzn.to/2Ek5pPF - GoPro accessories http://amzn.to/2tyv64x - GoPro Hero 2 - Samsung smartphone Travel guide Lonely Planet Sicily http://amzn.to/2uBrFPo Accommodations: - Catania https://goo.gl/qpYUYf - Avola https://goo.gl/TSesRZ - Alcamo https://goo.gl/Jj0SA4 Use this link for discount on Booking.com https://www.booking.com/s/34_6/mbaron78 GPS travel map https://goo.gl/8eYS0O Thank to Valentina Carrafelli Music: Carefree Melody di Twin Musicom è un brano autorizzato da Creative Commons Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Fonte: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/302/carefree-melody Artista: http://www.twinmusicom.org Dreamy Flashback di Kevin MacLeod è un brano autorizzato da Creative Commons Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Fonte: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100532 Artista: http://incompetech.com/ Italian Afternoon di Twin Musicom è un brano autorizzato da Creative Commons Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artista: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Dangerous di Kevin MacLeod è un brano autorizzato da Creative Commons Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Fonte: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100414 Artista: http://incompetech.com/ Tuba Waddle di Audionautix è un brano autorizzato da Creative Commons Attribution (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artista: http://audionautix.com/
Ancient Greeks in Italy and Sicily. In the 8th and 7th centuries BC, for various reasons, including demographic crises, the search for new commercial outlets and ports, and expulsion from their homeland, Greeks began to settle in southern Italy. They included settlements in Sicily and the middle and southern (but also northern) part of the Italian Peninsula. Many of the new Greek cities became very rich and powerful, like Parthenope/Neapolis (Νεάπολις, Naples, "New City"), Syracuse (Συράκουσαι), Acragas (Ἀκράγας), Sybaris (Σύβαρις) and Paestum (Ποσειδωνία). Other cities in Magna Graecia included Tarentum (Τάρας/Taranto), Epizephyrian Locri (Λοκροί Ἐπιζεφύριοι), Rhegium (Ῥήγιον), Croton (Κρότων), Thurii (Θούριοι), Elea (Ἐλέα), Nola (Νῶλα), Ancona (Ἀγκών), Syessa (Σύεσσα), Bari (Βάριον) and others. The Romans called the area of Sicily and the foot of Italy Magna Graecia (Latin for “Great Greece”), since it was so densely inhabited by the Greeks. Following the Pyrrhic War in the 3rd century BC, Magna Graecia was absorbed into the Roman Republic. With this colonization, Greek culture was exported to Italy, in its dialects of the Ancient Greek language, its religious rites and its traditions of the independent polis. An original Hellenic civilization soon developed, later interacting with the native Italic civilisations. The most important cultural transplant was the Chalcidean/Cumaean variety of the Greek alphabet, which was adopted by the Etruscans; the Old Italic alphabet subsequently evolved into the Latin alphabet, which became the most widely used alphabet in the world. Today's Griko people (Greek: Γκρίκο, sometimes spelled Grico, Greco in Calabria, and also known as Grecanici) are an ethnic Greek community of Southern Italy. They are found principally in regions of Calabria (Province of Reggio Calabria) and Apulia (peninsula of Salento). The Griko are believed to be remnants of the once large Ancient and Medieval Greek communities of southern Italy (the old Magna Graecia region). Although most Greek inhabitants of Southern Italy have become entirely Italianized over the centuries, the Griko community has been able to preserve their original Greek identity, heritage, language and distinct culture (15% of the surnames in the province of Reggio di Calabria have a Greek origin), although exposure to mass media has progressively eroded their culture and language. The Griko people traditionally spoke the Griko language which is a form of the Greek language. Modern DNA research confirms the genetic relation between Greeks and Southern Italians: "A study of chromosomal variation showed that the modern Greeks and Southern Italians have a common prehistoric genetic history, but also to a greater extent a historic one. The Southern Italians are largely Greek in origin." (Francalacci P, Morelli L, Underhill P A, Lillie A S, Passariono G, Uselli A, 2003) "The closest population to Greeks are Italians and Tuscans, the low genetic distance between Greeks and Italians (the lowest in the fst table, -0.0001 fst) confirms once again that southern Italians are little more than Latin speaking Greeks." (Tian et al, 2008) “The genetic contribution of Greek chromosomes to the Sicilian gene pool is estimated to be about 37% whereas the contribution of North African populations is estimated to be around 6%. In particular, the presence of a modal haplotype coming from the southern Balkan Peninsula and of its one-step derivates associated to E3b1a2-V13, supports a common genetic heritage between Sicilians and Greeks. The estimate of Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor is about 2380 years before present, which broadly agrees with the archaeological traces of the Greek classic era. […] We found a homogenous distribution of the E3b1a2-V13 marker over the island, which suggests an impact of the Greek colonization so impressive as to create a uniform stratum across Sicily. The Hg E3b1a2-V13 is estimated to contribute to the Sicilian gene pool by a fraction reaching 37%.” (Di Gaetano; et al. , "Differential Greek and northern African migrations to Sicily are supported by genetic evidence from the Y chromosome", European Journal of Human Genetics 17 , https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2985948/ )
Last May, in a whirlwind 7 days, Mike toured all 9 provinces of Sicily with author and Sicilian Food expert Melissa Muller as his Sherpa for a two episode food and wine tour of this dynamic island. Photographer Joe Conlon Editor Bob Szuter For more information, visit http://colameco.com Visit http://colavita.com Buy Gourmet Food Online at: http://store.colavita.com
Travel video about destination Sicily in Italy.
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is the most diverse region in Italy,a land of gods and natural forces and a place of ancient cultures. Throughout the history of Sicily there have been many battles, rulers, cultures and religions. Prior to Roman rule both the Greeks and the Carthagians fought against each other. Later came the Arabs and the Normans. Catania is Sicily’s second largest city and has been strongly influenced by earthquakes and also the volcanic activity of Mount Etna. Therefore only a few historical remnants have survived. However, after each disaster the city was rebuilt and the result is a Baroque city dominated by fascinating sights full of character and charm. A devastating earthquake in 1693 destroyed the original town of Noto and left it in ruins. Construction of the new town took almost a hundred years until at end of the eighteenth century most of its buildings had been rebuilt. In addition to the geometrical design of its streets the remarkable architectural harmony of the town has been created by much use of ochre-coloured sandstone. The privately-owned train, the Ferrovia Circumetnea, travels around Mount Etna from Catania to Riposto. A couple of kilometres outside Catania there are vast fertile fields. In the background is the mighty and over three thousand metre high Mount Etna, one of the most active and famous volcanoes in the world. Taormina is situated on a rock high above the Ionic Sea. The Teatro Greco was built out of the stone of Monte Tauro in the third century A.D. and five hundred years later it was enlarged by the Romans for gladiatorial battle. The old town ended at Porta Messina whose medieval palaces and villas have been preserved right up until the present day. A few kilometres from Palermo and set within a beautiful bay is Mondello sheltered by the slopes of Monte Pellegrino that contains a grotto, an altar and a pilgrims church, the Santuario Di Santa Rosalia. Here this fascinating journey comes to an end. Sicily is exquisite, an ancient island of both discovery and pleasure.