SicilyDiscover the region
One of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean
Dedication to agriculture
Percentage of the population engaged in agriculture
First Italian region for the production of cereals (wheat)
National citrus fruit harvest
Provides more than half of the national citrus fruit harvest
Trapani wine exporter
Among the top 10 Italian provinces for wine exports
Among the first fishing regions
With Apulia, Emilia-Romagna and The Marches it is among the first Italian fishing regions
Employees in the tertiary sector
Mainly in public administration and retail trade
Cocoa in Modica County
The Spanish imported the first cocoa beans from Mexico
Hectares cultivated with pistachio trees
16% of the territory of Bronte is cultivated with pistachios, on lava soil
A land of magic and enchantment
Sicily is the largest island in Italy and the Mediterranean, a surprising land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauty. From the sea to the mountains, passing through countryside, volcanoes and seaside villages, there are many reasons to visit Sicily. As Frederick of Swabia, King of Sicily, exclaimed: “I do not envy God the Heaven, because I am well satisfied to live in Sicily”.
Palermo includes eighty-two municipalities that contribute in a decisive way to increase the historical, cultural, social and naturalistic importance of this important Sicilian area.
The economy of Sicily is mainly characterized by agriculture, despite a still partial push towards industrialization and an interesting growth of tourism, a sector extremely promising for the future of the island.
The most widespread sectors vary from area to area: from the chemical, petrochemical and oil refining industries, to the tertiary and construction sectors, to the most remote areas where agriculture continues to be the main source of economic livelihood.