Category: Places

Taormina – The pearl of Mediterranean

Taormina view

Taormina – The pearl of Mediterranean it is one of the most important international tourist centers of the Sicilian region, known for its natural landscape, marine beauties and historical monuments and it was an important destination of the Grand Tour. History of Taormina There are many news on the origin of Taormina (Tauromenion, Tauromenium, from […]

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Zafferana Etnea – The city of Honey

mount Etna from Zafferana Etnea

Zafferana Etnea is a magical place near Catania. Known as the City of Honey, the place is located on the southeast slopes of Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe. Geography of Zafferana Etnea It is one of the municipalities of the Etna Regional Park and its territory includes the three large valleys which according […]

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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. «The town of Scicli stands at the crossroads of three valleys, with houses on each side up […]

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