Posts Tagged ‘Sicilian Baroque’

Sicily Information » Ten things to do in Sicily

1. Palermo & Monreale Palermo is a city rich in art and history and represents a must step of your tour in Sicily. Palermo and Monreale boast splendid churches, monuments, palaces and squares narrating centuries of history. As you visit the city, you will enjoy shopping in lively markets and quarters full of colours and sounds over the streets. You will surely get fascinated by special flavours and aromas of “street food” and you may also appreciate plenty of cultural events and numerous shopping opportunities this wonderful city offers. 2. San Vito lo Capo and Zingaro Nature Reserve San Vito [...]

Choosing a restaurant in Sicily » The Southeast

AUGUSTA Donna Ina Contrada Faro Santa Croce, 96011 Tel 0931-983 422 Diners at Donna Ina select fish from a market-style display to be grilled, steamed in seawater or poached with oranges. Antipasti include raw fish, grilled shrimp or classic mixed fried-fish platter. For main course, try the lasagne with swordfish sauce, the fish ravioli or the penne with vegetables. There are 70 Sicilian wines on the list. BUCCHERI U Locale Via Dusmet 14, 96010 Tel 0931-873 923 A handy spot for sustenance for those who are visiting the Akrai or Pantalica archaeological sites, this family-run trattoria offers meals using seasonal [...]

Sicily from inside » The Southeast

Ragusa buildings

Rich in history, art and culture, Sicily South-East offers a lot to see and admire. It combines wonderful art towns and archaeological sites with uncontaminated coastlines, wild nature and a variety of amazing landscapes. Often defined “The Greek Sicily”, this area bears impressive traces of Greek colonisation; fascinating Syracuse, once head of the Magna Grecia, is certainly the protagonist of such historical heritage. Its Greek archaeological site Neapolis, as well as the little island of Ortigia (where Greek, Baroque, Byzantine and Norman cultures influence buildings architecture) today is an important attraction for large numbers of visitors. Nearby, completely rebuilt after [...]

Sicily from inside » Ionian Coast

The Etna snow covered crater

Sicily Ionian Coast, with its three main centres – Messina, Catania and Taormina – can be considered the most developed Sicilian area not only from a tourist point of view. Indeed, Messina and above all Catania are important trade and business centres bearing economic developments standing out from the rest of the Island. This area hosts important tourist destinations that cannot be missed while visiting Sicily: Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, the renowned town of Taormina and all wonderful places in the surroundings attract a lot of visitors every year. Fascinating views, buildings made of lava stone, [...]