UNESCO World Heritage Sites : Ragusa , Modica, Scicli, cities such as Comiso ,
Chiaramonte Gulfi and Monterosso with its late barock are worth visiting ...
High stabbing churches, ornate staircases, narrow streets...scenes where the time was stopped and being held. Don't miss it!
From greeks to arabs, continiously alternating of cultures and traditions, Sicily shows today thousands of facets and traits. You can follwo thousands of ways and thousands of roads to understand: from art to history, from tradition to literature, all this adorned by a spectacular sicilian landscape.
Nowhere else history was so exciting, eventful and left exhhilarating traces in architecture, art and even in cuisine as here in Sicily. Ancient times and Traditions shows all these glory.
There is something for everyone: art, history, literature, gastronomy.
SYRACUSE - THE BEAUTIFUL OLD TOWN ORTIGIA
VAL DI NOTO, in the south of Sicily, consists of eight masterpieces of the Baroque style: Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Scicli and Catania. The "Val di Noto" extended over the territory of the modern provinces of Ragusa and Siracusa and part of the province of Catania.
In 2002, the "Val di Noto" was named as a UNESCO world cultural heritage, as it is a clear proof of the late baroque art and architecture. Each of these cities has an invaluable artistic and cultural value. Today it is proudly presented to the whole world.
ia few kilometers from Modica this city was rebuilt in Baroque style after the terrible earthquake 1693. Two important elements of the Baroque appears here often: the Illusion effects and the pursuit of space.
The origin of the city is very old and probably were the Siculi the founders.
The population groups that have dominated Scicli are numerous, those have left a number of traditions and traces.
The staircase "S. Maria del Monte" is about 130 meters long, placed between the ornate balconies of adjacent buildings, it is an emblem of the city and of course one of his beautiful sights.
On various occasions the staircase is adorned with lights, like in the picture on the right.
The city is rich in tone and since ancient times is the Terracotta processing a mainstay of the economy.
The processing was strongly influenced by the various populations, which dominated the city over time. Unique and fascinating range of products are the result. Later, the production of ceramics for facades, domes and soils has been executed.
is one of the most picturesque cities in Sicily. In the province of Ragusa, it extends to the south side of the Mounts "Iblei" and is divided in Modica Alta (High-Modica) and Modica Bassa (Valley Modica) This fascinating little town shows the numerous tourists with its palaces , churches (the city of the 100 churches), gardens, narrow streets and small houses, all immersed in the magnificent grand Baroque. The city must suffer several invasions over the years, but with the arrival of the Aragonese reign she begins her story of wealth and power, the so-called "Kingdom of the Kingdom". Salvatore Quasimodo was born in Modica (Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1959).
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