- an island in the Mediterranean, constituting a region of Italy, and separated from the SW tip of the mainland by the Strait of Messina: largest island in the Mediterranean. 9924 sq. mi. (25,705 sq. km). Capital: Palermo.
Examples from the Web for sicily
The Daily Beast has followed some of the refugees who landed in Sicily a month ago.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
The Syrians who arrived in Sicily this week are lucky to be alive.
Once in Sicily, the refugees are processed and released by the Italian authorities, who have streamlined the experience.
A historic hilltop village in Sicily is selling homes for $1.25 each in exchange for long-term investment and restoration.For Rent: Priceless Historic Sites
November 16, 2014
Triton will begin patrolling the seas with six ships based in Lampedusa and Porto Empedocle in Sicily on November 1.Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
Nico Hines, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 1, 2014
Besides visiting Italy he explored Sicily, and kept a journal of his tour.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
What was the name of the dangerous neighbors of the Greeks in Sicily?Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Hermione's eyes were attracted to it, and again her imagination carried her to Sicily.
He loved you on the first day in Sicily, and he loved you on the last.
There was something in her that ever turned towards the Sicily she had never seen.
- the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the tip of SW Italy by the Strait of Messina: administratively an autonomous region of Italy; settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the Roman conquest of 241 bc; under Normans (12th–13th centuries); formed the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Naples in 1815; mountainous and volcanic. Capital: Palermo. Pop: 4 972 124 (2003 est). Area: 25 460 sq km (9830 sq miles)Latin names: Sicilia, Trinacria Italian name: Sicilia
Word Origin and History for sicily
island off the southwest tip of Italy, from Latin Sicilia, from Greek Sikelia, from Sikeloi (plural) "Sicilians," from the name of an ancient people living along the Tiber, whence part of them emigrated to the island that was thereafter named for them. The Greeks distinguished Sikeliotes "a Greek colonist in Sicily" from Sikelos "a native Sicilian." Related: Sicilian.