Posts Tagged ‘Temples’

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 [...]

Sicily from inside » Mediterranean Coast

The Valley of the Temples

Visiting Sicily Southern coast, you will be surprised and fascinated by the contradiction characterizing this area. A modern and brutal landscape destruction including ugly illegal buildings dating back to the ’60s and ’80s as well as Gela and Augusta industrial complexes on a side and magic Valley of the Temples surrounded by almond orchards and olive grooves on the other. These stunning temples are a wonderful evidence of Greek colonisation in Sicily, standing silent and indifferent towards the mutable modern landscape. Even the nature landscape is full of contradiction: empty and desert wastelands in the inside and humid areas in [...]

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 » Western Sicily

Windmill in Western Sicily

Western Sicily, with its “Wild West appeal” dominating the landscape, is undoubtedly worth to be visited although it has never been popular as other most renowned Sicily areas. Colonised by the Arabs, this area boasts important history traces such as Segesta’s archaeological sites or the pleasant hilltop medieval town Erice. The coastline is blessed with stunning natural beauties. It hosts the splendid Zingaro Nature Reserve – the finest Sicily Natural Reserve situated between Scopello and San Vito lo Capo bearing a unique landscape: rocky coasts with a clear blue sea, little inlets, overhanging cliffs and a spectacular flora. Fish preservation [...]