Civil Ceremony in Sicily
Sicily (Sicilia) is a beautiful and intriguing island in the Mediterranean sea, conserved its vergine beauty. Sicily means amazing sandy beaches, numerous coves and bays, majestic mountains and bizarre rocks, citrus orchards and olive groves.
Sicily means restless Etna, one of the most powerful active volcanoes in Europe.
Sicily is a land with rich history and culture, with numerous churches and temples, castles and palaces, theaters and museums.
Sicily is the place of birth of the Italian mafia .
Sicily is also simple and tasty home cooking and aromatic wine .
Come to Italy and discover this intriguing land!
Palermo is located on the northern coast of Sicily . It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC , and since 1446 it is the administrative center of the homonymous province and the region of Sicily . Thanks to the rule of foreigners , the capital acquired a special unique look . Especially the era of Arab rule is reflected. It was a period of prosperity of the island and it left a lot of architectural masterpieces. Palermo, with Rome , Venice and Florence, is recognized as a city of art. But Palermo is not only historic site, it is also modern broad avenues , chic boutiques, beautiful villas and mansions , beautiful parks and, of course , delicious cuisine.
Taormina is a famous Sicilian resort located on the Mount Tauro. It offers stunning views of the sea and the Mount Etna. Taormina abounds with palm and cypress avenues, citrus groves, gardens with numerous flowers. For many centuries its beauty and its desire seduces writers, artists, aristocrats and ordinary travelers. Since the XIX century the city got glory of the elite resort. It is the owner of the international summer festival of arts on which crowds of fans come from around the world. The city is rich in ancient monuments, historic villas and palaces. One of these is the Palazzo Duchi , which hosts civil wedding in Taormina. The Palace was built in the 14th century and it is one of the masterpieces of Sicilian Gothic art, which merged the features of Arabic and Norman architectural styles. In front of the palace a beautiful garden is located, with its historical well in the center for collecting rainwater.
Erice (Erice) is a small town in the western part of Sicily located on the top of the mountain . It seems to be floating , soaring in the clouds, at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level. According to legend, Eryx (Erice), son of the goddess of love and fertility Venus, built on top of the mountain majestic temple in honor of his mother, and thus founded the city , which was named after him. In the XII century the castle surrounded by high walls was built on the place of the temple . It also was named in honor of the goddess of love - Venus. Nowadays, the castle is owned by municipality of Erice and it is the venue for wedding ceremonies on the sea.