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Putting the Tyrrhenian in Mediterranean

Sicily and Sardinia are the two largest islands in the Mediterranean, ancient and with a rich history. They occupy a body of water called the Tyrrhenian Sea. The "sole" of Italy's boot is a landscape of resorts, mainly for Italians.

Summer life there is slow but festive, reveling in the bounty of the land and ever-present sunshine. We visited this part of Italy on our previous Mediterranean voyages, and we're happy to be returning to Italy's warm hospitality.

Pages from Italy:

Manduria (2013)

Map of ItalyThis map is from the Lonely Planet web site, a fine source of travel information. Click here to learn more about traveling in Italy (it will appear in a new window.)

Cruising in Italy

We ambled through Sicily and Sardinia in 2012 the way that Italians do: away from the mainland. In 2013, the itinerary takes us along the southernmost shores of the land of pasta and gelato. We're already hungry.

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