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Trip at a Glance
Scicli, Sicily, Italy
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
$200 USD per trip
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Piazza Italia, in front of St. Ignazio Church
Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide
The price doesn't include the entrance ticket to the monuments
- Via Mormino Penna
- St. Bartholomew church
- The rupestrian district of Chiafura
- Beneventano Palace
“Scicli is the most beautiful town I have ever seen. Even more beautiful than Piazza Armerina. More than Caltagirone. More than Ragusa, and more than Nicosia, and more than Enna… Maybe it is the most beautiful town in the whole world. And people are happy when they live in beautiful cities” Elio Vittorini, Le Città del Mondo Scicli, the pearl of Hyblaean Baroque, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is dominated by three hills on whose tops you can admire the Convent of Saint Mary of the Cross and Saint Matthew’s Church. 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 Saint Bartholomew’s Church where all the extraordinary late Baroque buildings, which render the town of Noto Valley unique, meet. The tour will start from the monumental streets of the lower city where we will visit Saint Theresa’s, Saint Michael’s, John the Evangelist’s and Saint Ignatius’ 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 Saint Matthew’s religious complex which overlooks the entire town. Finally, after visiting the rocky area of Chiafura, we will go down towards Saint Bartholomew’s church to enjoy this true pearl of the Sicilian Baroque. Your trip to Sicily would not be complete without visiting this amazing town.
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Uncovered Sicily is a team of Sicilian archaeologists and art historians, brought up with a passion for our island. As we deem that “travel” is an essential part of the cultural growth of a person, we involve our travellers deeply, making them “feel and live” Sicily in all its multifaceted characteristics. Our team is ready to help you uncover Sicily through our Uncovered Sicily Planned Routes or Customized Tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of the Sicilian culture and land. We will show you how to savour our island, taking you to wineries and olive mills and arranging cooking classes. You will discover our customs through Italian language classes and painting and pottery workshops. Finally, our expert partners will take you off the beaten track on trekking and motorcycle tours.
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