The celebrities in Sicily

Sicily is a country of orange, blooming gardens, the scent of which fills the air in the spring … But what really makes it a place to visit and unique is the fact that from the one end to the other, it appears as a strange and divine architecture museum.
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Sicily is one of the favorite places for holidays among the famous people of the world of show business. Here, almost every province has a villa, a vineyard or farm, which belongs to some celebrity. The origin of many famous artists, painters, composers, and other creative people are here. Among them the composer Bellini, an outstanding artist Antonella di Messina, singer Salvatore Adamo. As for modern Sicily, here have found refuge and started a successfull business many celebs. Among them: Gerard Depardieu and Mick Hucknall, lead singer of Simpli Red. On the island Pantelleria Giorgio Armani has a villa, and some time ago it was the favourite place to stay for Madonna. In the town of Milo at the foot of Mount Etna world-famous singer Lucio Dalla and Franco Battiato purchased villas. A « pearl of Sicily » Taormina was chosen by celebrities such as Oscar Wilde, Maupassant, Steinbeck, Truman Capote, Goethe, Alexander Dumas and Elizabeth Baylor and Richard Burton. One of the founders of the fashion brand D & G Dolce purchased an estate on the island of Stromboli (Aeolian Islands). On the island of Salina prefer to stay for holidays many celebrities, including Sean Connery and the Belgian king. Many Russian famous people who come here on tour and holiday are also taken aback by Sicily. For example, Renata Litvinova, a famous Russian actress and director, received an honorary award at a film festival in Taormina for his contribution to cinema, said that if there is paradise on earth, it’s surely Sicily. According to legend, Bunin was inspired by the picturesque scenery of Taormina writing « The gentleman from San Francisco. » This spring the artistic director of the « Imperial Russian Ballet » Gediminas Taranda gave a master class in Palermo. And in August, Russian pianists Lola Astanova and Valentina Lisitsa have a concert in Taormina. Many famous people love to spend free time here. Among them, the actress Alyona Yakovleva, vacationing on the island recently, who was conquered by the dazzling beauty of Sicily. And also well-known TV presenter Alyona Vodonaeva, who came here with her family and climbed up the top of the volcano Etna, said that the trip had a global impression to her during which she felt a connection to eternity.
No wonder that celebrities so many flattering comments on this wonderful island. Sicily is the cradle of civilization, in Europe there is no other place where are combined so well the rich history, multi-ethnic culture, lush nature and the emerald sea. It is a land of contrasts. The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily  for centuries was the center of the universe.

 

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