Sicily is an island at the base of Italy. It is known as the birthplace of Cosa Nostra.


A map of Sicily


Sicily is notorious for being one of the most violent territories in Europe due to a history of the many wars fought on the island. It was once the reason of the First Punic War between Rome and Carthago. Sicily was also invaded by the Moors and later Spain, was part of Napoleon's France and was a violent battlefield during World War II.