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Catch a carnival on the island of Sicily

Posted: 12 December 2011
by Kate Donoughue

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Sicily is a colourful island all year round, but never more so than during the February Carnival period. The Acireale Carnival (February 4–21)on the island’s east coast at the foot of Mount Etna, just a few miles from the tourist hotspot of Taormina, is Sicily’s oldest. The carnival is best known for its amazing floral displays and floats portraying celebrities, politicians and fantasy creations.Stay in the heart of Acireale at the Melaverde apartment, which sleeps seven and costs from £760 for three nights, 

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