Category: Places

Noto Valley – Val di Noto


Baroque of Noto Valley Following the earthquake of 1693, the major urban centers of Vallo were reduced to rubble. The subsequent reconstruction of the first decades of the eighteenth century sees the cities devastated by the earthquake adopt architectural and artistic solutions that characterize the entire Vallo. This veritable flowering of the Baroque taste was […]

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Castello Ursino – Ursino Castle


The Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino) of Catania was built by Frederick II of Swabia in the 13th century. The manor had a certain visibility in the course of the Sicilian Vespers, as the seat of the parliament and, later, residence of the Aragonese sovereigns including Frederick III. Today it is the seat of the civic […]

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San Marco and Calatabiano beach over Catania

San Marco of Calatabiano beach

If you are a sea lover and you are in Catania you will be pleased to know that not far from the capital of Etna there is a spectacular place to dive into the blue Ionian sea: the beach of San Marco and Calatabiano. Place for campers, fishermen or those who want to spend a […]

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Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

catacombs of Palermo

The Capuchin convent in Palermo, in the Cuba district, is annexed to the church of Santa Maria della Pace. Church and convent date back to the 16th century, although built on earlier structures. In the basement there are the famous catacombs of the Capuchins in Gothic style, so called but in reality cemetery and not […]

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Gole dell’Alcantara

Gole dell'Alcantara

The Gole dell’Alcantara , also known as the Larderia Gorges, are located in the Alcantara Valley in Sicily where the Peloritani mountain range ends between the municipalities of Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra. These are rock formations and natural canyons that wind in the southern province of Messina, near Taormina. Description of the Gole […]

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Scopello and Castellammare del Golfo

aerial view castellammare del golfo

Scopello is an Italian coastal town, part of the municipality of Castellammare del Golfo in the province of Trapani. The town of Scopello The town of Scopello has about 118 residents, who grew up around an ancient baglio, just over 10 km from the municipal capital, which in summer become around 2,000. Nearby is the […]

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The Archeological park of Selinunte


The archaeological park of Selinunte is the testimony of the ancient Greek settlement along the banks of the Modione river. Today it is the largest archaeological park in Europe. The structure of Selinunte In the archaeological site, on the acropolis there are some temples along with other secondary buildings, while other temples are located on […]

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Scicli, the pearl of Val di Noto

the town of Scicli

In the heart of the Val di Noto – already a UNESCO heritage site – the city of Scicli stands as a direct testimony of the Baroque in Italy. A pearl in the pearl of the Ragusa province. ¬ęThe town of Scicli stands at the crossroads of three valleys, with houses on each side up […]

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The Natural Reserve of Vendicari

Natural reserve of Vendicary in Sicily

The Oriented Faunistic Nature Reserve of Vendicari is located in the province of Syracuse precisely between Noto and Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a resting place in the migration of birds. Planned by a law of the Sicily Region of May 1981, it was officially established in 1984, after […]

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Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini

The Vincenzo Bellini maximum theater is the center of representation of the Catania opera. This theater built at the expense of the Municipality and dedicated to the immortal name of VINCENZO BELLINI was solemnly opened on the evening of November 10th MDCCCLXXXII to the people’s training and amusement and a perennial decorum of the city […]

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