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  • Cefalù: This quaint fishing village an hour east of Palermo is the second most popular seaside town after Taormina. With its medieval homes and alleyways dominated by the imposing 12th-century cathedral, as well as its charming shops and restaurants, this is where the locals come to fall in love all over again.
  • Erice: Considered by some to be the Taormina of the west, minus the pizzazz and glitz, Erice is a sleepy medieval town dominating land and sea. Its up-and-down cobblestone streets, relaxed atmosphere, and extraordinary views and sunsets will have many hearts fluttering.
  • Pantelleria: This southwestern island, closer to Africa than to Italy, is the stage for exotic wilderness, unspoiled seas, secluded hideaways, and timeless dammusi, all of which set it apart from "mainland" Sicily, making it the place for a romantic respite. Why else would they have a lake named after Venus here?
  • Ragusa: Baroque elegance is exuded everywhere in this southernmost province of Sicily, and the old-world charm that still lives on gives you the feeling that baronial courtships haven't gone anywhere.
  • Stromboli: On the volcanic island where Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini fell madly in love, this easternmost of the Aeolians is a haven for those who want to be surrounded by rugged yet pristine landscapes away from the rest of the world -- and quite possibly not come back.
  • Taormina: It may have lost some of its luster in the last few years, but the magic is still there in this hilltop town: It's the place lovers from around the world flock to for romance, enticed by the astounding scenario offered by Etna, Greek ruins, charming streets and alleyways, and the Ionian Sea. It is, after all, where Richard Burton wooed Liz Taylor.

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