Places and charm , Sicily: Guide Sicily: Italy - Nozio 0%

Author: Allie_Caulfield

Sicily Places And Charm, Italy

Sicily is fascinating for its thousands of years of history and for its cities of art but also for the countless natural beauties on the island. Nature here changes deeply, from the majestic sight of Mount Etna to the gently sloping hills, covered with olive groves, vineyards, orange and lemon groves, from the fine sandy beaches on the Vendicari Reserve, Pozzallo and Isola Bella to the steep cliffs, the amazing Alcantara Gorges and the islands, buzzing or quiet, such as Pantelleria, Ustica, Lipari, Stromboli, Favignana, Salina and Panarea.

The Greek-origin cities are mostly on the west side of the island, where we can find Selinunte, Segesta, Siracusa and Agrigento, with its fantastic Valley of Temples. Architecturally speaking, Eastern Sicily is much more influenced by the Sicilian Baroque style, used to build monuments and buildings after the terrible earthquake of 1693. The worst hit area was Val di Noto, which was completely rebuilt at the end of the 17th century.

The area includes the cities of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Ispica and Noto, wonderful "stone gardens" that are remains of the Sicilian Baroque era and which are included in UNESCO’S prestigious World Heritage List.


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