Sicily is proving an increasingly popular holiday destination as
it combines so much in one location, with some of the finest Greek
ruins in Europe, several lovely towns, beaches to rival those
anywhere else in the Mediterranean, and looming over it all, the
brooding presence of Mount Etna. Just to the north of Sicily lie
the far less well-known Aeolian Islands, a collection of tiny gems
well loved by Italians, but rarely heard of elsewhere.