Historic Sites in Sicily

Historic Sites in Sicily, Italy

Sicily Historic Sites

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  • Jeremy R
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place with lots of history, don't bother with the holographic room, but the other rooms were worth a visit. Only one toilet in the whole place by the entrance and costs 50c
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are the remains of an elaborate Roman villa from the 4th C AD. It is considered to contain the preeminent collection of Roman mosaics in the world, meriting their inclusion as an UNESCO WHS. Mosaics have been well preserved due to the area being covered by flooding and landslides. I wasn’t able to see a large section of those mosaics as the site was undergoing restoration during the off-season. Still, I was able to see much of the site and some mosaics. There are also a large collection of frescoes on interior and exterior walls. Wonderful insight into the Roman experience.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Elia B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the tonnara of Favignana our last day on the Egadis. The tonnara is an interesting example of industrial architecture and it has a sea turtles clinic inside the building. Liliana led in a very inspiring visit, where she taught us the almost mystic role of the rais alongside the different phases of tuna production. With the songs she shared with us, it was almost possible to feel the experience of the tonnara and its meaning not only for the industry but for the community as a whole. Absolutely recommended if you are in Favignana!
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Main city square flanked by City Hall (Palazzo degli Elefanti) and the Cathedral of Saint Agatha. 3 major streets enter the square giving it a unique position in the city. It is Catania’s heartbeat. During my time here, I found the elephant fountain and some impressive buildings. There was a lot of pedestrian traffic through here as it is also on the way to Catania’s famous fish market.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • Cynicoren
    Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hundreds of skeletons are displayed, some in better, so in worse condition.
    Most of them are dressed up according to their time, so it's interesting from that perspective, as there are dead from all walks of life.
    Obviously, makes you think about your own mortality and life.
    Taking pictures is not allowed.
    The site is off the beaten path, so you have to take a bus (15-20 minutes drive from the city center), and walk in a strange route to get there.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Elisabeth C
    New York City, NY8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place. We were travelling from Palermo to Taormina and we wanted to stop somewhere for lunch. Cefalù and its gorgeous cathedral was a perfect stop.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Neets
    Medford, OR62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive for what little you can see. Everything re a tour leader or self-tour extra. Interesting ruins nonetheless.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Madalyn H
    Huddersfield, UK1,902 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating island with a good number of excavations to view. Very interesting museum with lots of significant artefacts.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Bansteadfamily
    Surrey, UK320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having read previous reviews I wasn't expecting anything in English at all. As it happens our guide had quite good English and gave us quite a few details although not as many as he was giving to the Italian visitors. Best to assume it's a bit hit and miss. Although this is called the Inquisition museum it is less about the actual Inquisition and more about the evidence and artwork left behind by those imprisoned- still fascinating. And of course it's in a wonderfully ancient palazzo with it's own history. You can only go round by tour and the tours go hourly- you can check the website but take the info with a pinch of salt!
    Still worth a visit.
    Written May 30, 2023
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  • DeborahTP3 T
    Providence, RI3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hosni, born and raised in Mazzara del Vallo, knows the twists and turns of the casbah, with the history of the people and places, and will charm you with good humor and knowledge. I recommend him if you want an authentic tour of the casbah.
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • Scottington
    England, UK422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our last day in Sicily we stopped at this attraction to have a look round. It's a little castle with lots of character and some fab views of the coastline in each direction. It gave a nice end to our holiday.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Leif B
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,795 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on a guided tour in Ragusa and visited this beautiful baroque church. The cathedral appears in the opening credits of the Italian TV series Inspector Montalbano, and it also features in some episodes, as does the similarly named cathedral of Modica. I am a fan of Inspector Montalbano, so it was nice to visit his ”church”. Before the earthquake of 1693, the Church of San Giorgio stood in the eastern part of Ragusa Ibla, near the Hyblean Garden. Today, the only thing left from the ancient church, demolished in 1718, is the Portal of San Giorgio.After the earthquake of 1693, which destroyed almost entirely the historical center of the town, it was decided to built a new church dedicated to Saint George on the place of the ancient Church of San Nicola.However, the building of Ragusa Superiore – the modern part of the city, developed faster, and the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, erected in 1694, became the main Catholic church of Ragusa, to the discontent of the inhabitants of Ragusa Ibla.
    Written June 6, 2023
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  • S E
    Burgess Hill, UK142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful Palazzo in central Catania, very beautiful and interesting. There are several beautiful rooms to explore and wander around, no guide or signage in any of the rooms but there was a guided tour. However we decided just to mooch around ourselves. Lots of photo opportunities and an escape from the heat of the day.
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Busker999
    Tonbridge, UK982 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing to see this place in the middle of the city, well hidden but worth a visit. Better roman theatres in Siciliy but good nontheless
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • Michaela K
    2,244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went into the church, it looked beautiful from the inside and we also went to the top.
    The view was stunning and definitely worth it. It cost 10€ to see everything
    Written May 7, 2023
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