Sicily, Island of Beauty and Conflict

Contents

Foreword

PART ONE HISTORY

1. Introduction
2. The Castle of Dionysius in Ancient Syracuse
3. Sicily under the Roman Republic
4. The Arabs in Sicily
5. The Cathedral at Monreale
6. Frederick II and the Sicilian Poets
7. Domenico Caracciolo, the Reforming Viceroy
8. The British Wine Merchants
9. The Revolution of 1848

PART TWO CITIES

10. Introduction
11. Catania, Sicily’s Commercial Capital, and Mount Etna
12. Taormina, Sicily’s Top International Resort
13. Messina, the Port with Connections to Mainland Italy
14. Cefalù, a Seaside Town with a Norman Cathedral
15. The Hilltown of Noto, a Baroque Masterpiece
16. Ragusa and Modica, Baroque Hilltowns above a Sparkling Coastline
17. Palazzolo Acreide, Ancient Akrai, a Baroque Hilltown
18. Marsala, Ancient Lilybaeum, a Port City Famous for its Wine

PART THREE ANCIENT SITES

19. Introduction
20. Pantàlica, a Pre-Historic Settlement
21. The Greek Temple at Segesta
22. Selinunte, Ancient Selinus, a Greek City
23. Agrigento, Ancient Akragas, a Greek City
24. Mozia, Ancient Motya, a Punic City
25. The Roman Villa del Casale near Piazza Armerina

PART FOUR ARTISTS

26. Introduction
27. Antonello da Messina, Renaissance Painter
28. Antonello Gagini, Renaissance Sculptor
29. Caravaggio, Baroque Painter
30. Pietro Novelli, Baroque Painter
31. Giacomo Serpotta, Baroque Sculptor
32. Rosario Gagliardi, Baroque Architect
33. Ernesto Basile, Architect of the Belle Époque
34. Renato Guttuso, Twentieth-century Painter

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