Category Archives: Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

A trip through the Late Baroque Towns in south-east of Sicily, under the Unesco Heritage, in the area called Val di Noto.

The city are eight:
Caltagirone;
Catania;
Militello in Val di Catania;
Palazzolo Acreide;
Noto;
Modica;
Ragusa;
Scicli.

Cava dei Servi: a hidden pearl between Modica and Ragusa

MircoMannino/ February 14, 2019/ Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Modica, Modica, Province of Ragusa, Ragusa/ 2 comments

Cava dei Servi is a spectacular river valley excavated by the Tellesimo stream, in an area between Modica and Ragusa, more precisely in San Giacomo.
It is thought that the name Cava dei Servi is linked to the theory that the Servants of God were here. Other sources, however, claim that the name “Servi” is to be associated with the fact that the less wealthy families, belonging to the lower social ranks, lived here.

Sampieri and the Penna Kiln

MircoMannino/ November 27, 2018/ Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Province of Ragusa, Scicli, Scicli/ 0 comments

Sampieri is a small seaside village located about ten kilometers from Scicli. Initially a fishing village, this village had in the last few years an increasing interest so much to be a destination for tourists from Italy and abroad.A strong point not to be overlooked of this village is the beach, characterized by a fine and soft sand like that of the desert. The majestic dunes are the main features, from whose top you can have a magnificent view over the whole coast.

Article zero : Scicli

MircoMannino/ November 20, 2018/ Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Province of Ragusa, Scicli, Scicli/ 0 comments

In these first days I went around this fantastic and pretty town in south-eastern Sicily: Scicli! Famous in recent times thanks to the fiction of Montalbano, as well as the inclusion of the heritage of the Late Baroque Cities of the Val di Noto, Scicli has grown in recent years of increasing popularity. Now, in this article I want to indicate those that I think are the places that have fascinated me most of this town!