This book unravels the big island's stormy history and complex myths. It leads you to the high drama of Etna's free firework displays and serene far-flung islands in the cleanest seas in Italy. It reveals the fantastic architecture of Syracuse on the southeast coast and the ancient sites of Tindari, Himera and Solunto dotted along the Tyrrhenian coast. It seeks out the souks of old Palermo. It leads you to the best plate of swordfish involtini on Lipari and the finest wine in Marsala. It has a dynamic new two-colour layout for easy navigation. It features a new magazine style, combining stunning photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country. It also features clear, newly-designed two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use. These are the only guides with full-colour touring maps of the whole region. There are extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour.It also includes 'Top Don't Miss' sights for each regional chapter, plus 'Author Choices' of personal favourite places to stay and eat.