Top 15 Most Beautiful Photos of Italy's Island Paradise

Islands photographer Jon Whittle finds soothing landscapes punctuated with a breathtaking villa and impressive historical temples and castles on the Egadi Islands off Sicily.

Sicily's Egadi Islands
Off of Sicily's western coast are the Egadi Islands, close enough to be within reach of a quick ferry ride, but far enough away from the mainland to feel peaceful and isolated.Jon Whittle
Erice Castle
Erice Castle, right out of a fairytale, awaits visitors to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Church of San Giuliano
The front facade of the lovely Church of San Giuliano, built in 1076.Jon Whilttle
Pepoli Castle
The view from Erice at sunset is absolutely beautiful. Here the colors of twilight are gracing the remains of Pepoli Castle.Jon Whittle
Segesta columns
A detail of the columns of Segesta as the afternoon light shows off the ancient Greek workmanship.Jon Whittle
Temple of Segesta
The Temple of Segesta is regarded as the world's best preserved Greek Doric Temple, built between 420 and 430 BC by the Elymians.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle
Villa Corte del Sole
Inside the amazing villa Corte del Sole (by villa company Think Sicily) during our photographer's recent visit to Sicily.Jon Whittle