mercoledì 1 agosto 2012

giovedì 2 giugno 2011

A world on an island

"without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything".

(Italian Journey 1786-1788, Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

mercoledì 1 giugno 2011

Central Sicily Tour


B-Side Tour


Barocco Tour

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building.