First (only) visit: September 2009
Visited: Palermo, Cinisi, Monreale, Erice, Trapani, Marsala.
It took me all of 37 years to come to the place where I was kicking in my mother's stomach when she visited in 1971. The poverty and backwardness, though expected, really surprised me a lot. There is something to see at every corner and the disorganisation becomes amusing, even if at times you forget you are in Europe. Certainly worth a peek.
Highlight: Erice, a very nice surprise, a little village made of small stone houses on the top of the hill above Trapani.
Ranking (Italy) : 23/217.