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Walking Tour in Scicli

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Scicli, Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €200 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    10:00 am / 3:00 pm

  • Starting Location

    Piazza Italia

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

  • Notes

    The price doesn't include the entrance ticket to the monuments

Highlights

  • Via Mormino Penna
  • Church of San Bartolomeo
  • The rocky district of Chiafura
  • Beneventano Palace
  • Church of San Giovanni Evangelista

Trip Info

Scicli, the pearl of Hyblaean Baroque, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South East Sicily. It is dominated by three hills on whose tops you can admire the Convent of Santa Maria della Croce and the Church of San Matteo. The sides of these three rocky acropoleis are tied up like a nativity scene thanks to peculiar dwellings. The sides are also characterised by rocky dwellings as shown in the exemplary area of Chiafura. After the 1693 earthquake, the town was moved to the valley and centred in the area between via Mormino Penna and the Church of San Bartolomeo, where all the extraordinary late Baroque buildings, which render the town of Val di Noto unique, meet.

The tour will start from the monumental streets of the lower city, where we will visit Santa Teresa’s, San Michele’s, San Giovanni’s and Sant’Ignazio’s churches together with the near Beneventano and Fava Palaces that show wonderful mascaron ornaments cut by gouges. Afterwards, we will go through the path that brings to the majestic religious complex of San Matteo, which overlooks the entire town. Finally, after visiting the rocky area of Chiafura, we will go down towards the church of San Bartolomeo to enjoy this true pearl of the Sicilian Baroque.

Your adventure awaits!

Uncovered Sicily

Uncovered Sicily is a talented team of local archaeologists, art historians, architects, science experts and food & wine specialists brought up with a passion for Sicily. Our tour guides are ready to help you delve deep into Sicily through the Uncovered Sicily cultural and customized tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of our Sicilian land and culture. Our experts are all licensed tour guides, carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge in their fields of study, their communication skills and their friendly approach.

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