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Palermo, city, capital of the island regione of Sicily in Italy. ... The city decayed under Roman rule but prospered after ad 535, when the Byzantine general ...Catania is Sicily's second-largest city, with a population of around 300,000. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna, or A Muntagna as the locals refer to it. Mount Etna is ever-present and has to a large extent shaped both the history and the actual existence of Catania.Beginning in the eighth century B.C., Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy's Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands.