"L'isola delle Femmine" a place to discover in Sicily

Isle of females near Palermo - Photo by Magati

"L`Isola dele Femmine" is located north-western of Sicily, despite its name, which can be translated in English as "The Island of Women”. The town is located in mainland Sicily; the name refers to small island off the coast near the town, which is currently uninhabited. Between May and June 1994, Isola delle Femmine become sister city of Pittsburg, California. The same fisherman statue that sits in Isola's Piazza di Pittsburg can be seen in downtown Pittsburg with the names of the first settlers who arrived there from Isola. 

 

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