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Travel to Sicily for women is safe, but do take necessary precautions. You will encounter at least once along your journey a flirtatious man who wants to be "helpful" to foreign ladies. Though most of the time they mean well, use your best judgment when dealing with complete strangers. Sexual assaults are rare, and harassment is almost always limited to a wolf's whistle.

Women travelers may also want to check out the award-winning website Journeywoman (www.journeywoman.com), a "real life" women's travel information network where you can sign up for a free e-mail newsletter and get advice on everything from etiquette, to dress, to safety.

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