Sicily: The 20 most beautiful islands in the world.

MUST EXPLORE the 2,500-year-old Doric ruins in the Valley of the Temples, one of the world's most imposing remnants of an ancient city.

MUST SEE the cathedral at Monreale, a miracle of Arab-Norman-Byzantine medieval design, filled with glittering gold mosaics and intricately Biblicized bronze doors.

MUST DINE alfresco at Les Bougainvillees, overlooking Taormina Bay and the ancient Greek theater.