For those of you not in the know, Sicily is an autonomous island at the toe of Italy and also the largest Mediterranean island. It is almost three hours by plane from Berlin. We arrived in Sicily on a Thursday afternoon and were picked up at the airport by our host at Due Dicilie Maison de Charme —Tanja.
A total of 741 migrants travelling in six boats have been rescued off Sicily, the Italian coastguard says.
Dozens of migrants drown in the Mediterranean after a boat sinks south of Italy's island of Sicily, the Save the Children aid group says.