Is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea minor islands such as the Aegadian Islands, Aeolian Islands, Pantelleria, Lampedusa around it are also apart of Sicily. Sicily has its own unique culture especially with regards to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and languageThe distance between the island and mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina is about 2 miles [3 km] wide in the north, and about 10 miles [16 km] in the south of the Strait. The island is characterised by a densely mountainous landscape. The main mountain ranges are Madonie and Nebrodi in the north and Peloritani. Sicily and its surrounding islands are very interesting to people interested in beautiful landscapes.