Baroque

Modica

In this sleepy part of Sicily, Picture towns yellow as cider, held up to the light. Towns like Modica, cut off from the rest of Sicily by geography -rough mountains and deep ravines - suddenly shaken into a formal beauty by a devastating earthquake in 1693. Segue......

 

Ragusa.

Steep paths and narrow streets, Ragusa offers you a break to a hidden world. Hear the past in what your eyes perceive, walking across the ancient cobblestone alleys and soaking up the atmosphere of this baroque town. But be careful. Segue......

 

Scicli

Hidden gem nestled in a beautiful setting of golden stonework which glows in the sunshine, Scicli is an appealing baroque town, spilling along three river valleys, dominated by soaring limestone cliffs. No town has an urban structure connected to nature in as fascinating a way as Scicli. Segue......
 

Noto

Amazing like an Opera scene, not without a reason is the little city of Noto called the capital of Sicilian baroque. After the 1693 earthquake destroyed Noto, architects were hired to design Noto, helping it to become a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Segue.....
 
Caltagirone

Who, coming at least once to Sicily, has never seen a Moorish head in a balcony or in a pottery shop, have you? Caltagirone’s ceramic pots, cups, jars always depict a fair skinned woman and a black man but, behind this duo, there is a love affair with a mixture of violence and folly. Segue......