Historic Walking Areas in Sicily

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Historic Walking Areas in Sicily

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  • chrissy
    Adelaide, Australia107 contributions
    Lovely town with a baroque style Church - unfortunately closed the hour we were hear - beautiful from the outside. Little cafes, etc. nice place for a short visit.
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • Marius P
    Oslo, Norway1,814 contributions
    Nice area with a pretty main walking street with shops, restaurants and the main attractions. Starts with the city gates.
    Written June 7, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,242 contributions
    Everywhere you turn in the town of Scicili it is just amazing. Churches, statutes, squares. Also on the steep banks at all sides!
    Written May 11, 2023
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  • Carlos L.
    Palm Desert, CA1,583 contributions
    Beautiful square beautiful city. The open space the imposing beautiful cathedral and the glow of the stone by the intense beautiful Sicilian sun. This is a great square we loved it
    Written July 8, 2023
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  • Odelia27
    Tel Aviv, Israel56 contributions
    Nice place to visit if you are in the area for Villa Romana.
    beautifull medieval narrow alleys.
    We came there for lunch after the Villa, it was exactly the right place for us.
    Written August 15, 2023
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  • Zoë v
    3 contributions
    Amazing views and great historical site! A walk to remember and views to cherish forever. Just be mindful during the walk and stay away from the edge at all costs. Upon reaching the river we had to return due to the fire hazard, but we stocked around for a little while because the calming waters were too much of a calming resting spot. Definitely had a great work out over there.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,541 contributions
    We wanted to see it because our guidebook says: it’s the most beautiful street in Catania. Yes, we liked walking in this calm and quiet street on our first day. We saw lots of churches and palaces. This street parallel to Via Etnea and leads to the university.
    Written March 8, 2023
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,450 contributions
    Most of the major churches in Noto are clustered in the same area. It is easy to get church overload, but this is one you would not want to miss because its style is different from all the rest.
    Written August 6, 2021
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  • W4Familywilltravel
    London, UK102 contributions
    All the main Baroque buildings are on this street with plentiful cafes, snack stops and restaurants with good shade and east walking
    Written August 29, 2023
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  • Michibaby2013
    Italy85 contributions
    I’m just glad that we decided to drive up to this beautiful place. The road to reach Erice is up the mountain and we even encountered fog on the way, but when you reach the top the sun is there waiting for you in this magical place.
    There are lots of restaurants and shops where you can buy local souvenirs which seem authentic. It is nice just to wander around the cobblestone streets, randomly. Do not wear heels or leather sole shoes, the stones are so smooth that it’s easy to slip.
    Erice is also connected to Trapani via cableways but we didn’t try it.
    Written July 17, 2023
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  • Maria G
    Malta145 contributions
    The architecture is old combined with new. During the winter one will only find the locals here but as soon as spring comes it is full of Italians from the north who have a summer place in Milazzo, together with people who are yacht owners. The center and sea front is always busy with traffic and quite difficult to park, but still exceptional for a stroll. Lovely town, in fact quite one of the best in Sicilia.
    Written October 16, 2018
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  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, CA777 contributions
    The fountain is attractive. There is a female minotaur at the top which is a Taormina City symbol.

    Most importantly it is one of few spots where water is running which you can splash over you to cool yourself on a hot day.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • Erskinemay
    Pershore, UK230 contributions
    In an area that is surprisingly short of good tourist services this lovely fishing village stands out. Excellent shops, a huge choice of restaurants and bars and beautifully located, this large village really stands out. Don’t miss it!
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • thratko
    Forked River, NJ279 contributions
    This proved to be one of my favorite places during the Christmas Season. Christmas music resonates throughout the center of town. There are small kiosks which sell hand crafted Christmas gifts. Numerous pastry shops in the area. Overall a very beautiful area that allows you to relax and get into the spirit of Christmas.
    Written December 15, 2018
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy12,074 contributions
    The Modica historic center appeared to me to be less cohesive - and therefore less evocative - than that of some nearby similar cities, such as Scicli and Ragusa Ibla. This is probably because the disastrous 1902 flood, inducing the coverage of the two "Pozzo dei Pruni" and "Janni Mauro" streams - crossing the city and joining downstream from it - strongly modified what observers considered an urban landscape among the most picturesque in Italy, and introduced an element of modernity (paved streets instead of streams and bridges, resulting in motor traffic increase) that isn't found to the same extent in the other two cities I have mentioned.
    This feeling of mine naturally doesn't prevent that even in this historic center there are spots of excellence, such as the "Chiesa Madre" of San Giorgio (at the top of its scenic staircase), and other churches such as San Giovanni Evangelista, il Carmine, Santa Maria of Betlem, San Pietro, and plenty of palaces; and above all this doesn't prevent the whole of the ancient building from being appreciable, as it can be well enjoyed from some viewpoints (I experienced the "Belvedere Pizzo"). But the feeling of something "hybrid", "imperfect", in the center of Modica, was in any case unavoidable for me.
    Yet from this historic center, as the seat of the counts of Modica (who ruled the area for a very long time, since 1200 until 1812), the policies explaining the distinctive features of the entire current province of Ragusa, compared to those of the rest of Sicily, originated.
    Two elements emerge from the history of the Modica County: starting from the first half of the fifteenth century, with the Cabrera family, originally from Catalonia, land was assigned to the peasants by the contract called "emphyteusis" (such contract provides for the assignment of a long-term plot of land to farmers, which often results in de facto ownership); these grants created a middle class of peasant owners with an advance of at least two centuries compared to other areas of Sicily (and therefore they founded the prosperity of the province and, indirectly, the splendor of its cities). The other element to consider is the pre-eminence of Modica County - pre-eminence granted by a series of kings of Sicily - among the other fiefs of the island as regards its strong autonomy from royal power; which meant that in the early modern age Modica was considered the third most important city in Sicily, after Palermo and Messina.
    Of course today the castle of the Modica Counts is in ruins; and also Modica in 1927 was supplanted by Ragusa as the capital city of a new province. But all this must not make us forget that the policies determining the wealth of the territory, and therefore indirectly what we know today as the splendid Baroque heritage of all south-eastern Sicily, have emanated from this historic center for centuries.
    Written December 2, 2021
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