Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. Etna, the greatest active volcano in Europe, is on Sicily’s eastern coast. Its spectacular eruptions have created unique landscapes over the centuries. These breathtaking landscapes combined with treasured archaeological sites, Sicily is rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, make this a fascinating and exciting location for family holidays. Palermo is the regional capital.