Sicilian Sunset | Isola delle Femmine

sunset at isola delle femmine near palermo in sicily

Isola delle Femmine (Island of Women) is a town on the north coast of Sicily, just to the west of Palermo, which gets its name from this small uninhabited island. The shot was taken at sunset from the tip of a small peninsula between the towns port and the beach which stretches along towards Capaci. There is some doubt as to the origin of the name Isola delle Femmine. Some say that the island was a womens only prison in the 16th century, while another claim is that it was a refuge for the women and children of the town during a plague in the 19th century. Whatever the history of the island, it makes a very pretty subject for photographs.

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