There are some great Sicilian writers , but this thousand page site is the most widely read English-language, non-fiction publication about Sicily. And, of course, it's free. (No hard-copy Sicilian newspaper or publication has ever enjoyed so many readers internationally, not even Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa 's bestselling novel, The Leopard . ) The truest colours of this very special place, polished but never varnished, in a multicultural mosaic beyond "Sicilian tourism." We thank you, the web's most sophisticated readers , for making us the world's favorite Sicilian website!