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Possible routes:

· Etna and surroundings;

· Alcantara Valley;

· On the Trail of the “Godfather”;

· Syracuse, from antiquity to the present day;

· Sicilian baroque: Ragusa, Modica, Noto;

· Roman mosaics of Villa del Casale;

· Any other route on request

How to proceed?


Phone:  +39 349 6400 923







Sicilian Baroque: Ragusa, Modica, Noto

Many are the features of the island. One of these is the Baroque. A catastrophic earthquake destroyed almost the entire eastern Sicily at the end of the 17th-century. The following century a plethora of buildings saw the light in all the Sicily. A Sicilian Baroque with a strong local character and Roman and Spanish influences. These sites are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.

Produced by the ingenuity of Sicilians, the Baroque artefacts have their distinctive characteristic especially in local material used for building. This group of cities have in common the yellow sandstone, easily workable. The other was the case of the baroque of Catania, where the lava stone defines local character.

Sicilian baroque did not appear on an empty place. It is a result of a continuous development of arts and architecture in Sicily. The earthquake destroyed the old buildings. The new developed the old prototypes.