Walking in Scicli

Tour Number

Activity Level

129658


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

The pearl of Hyblaean Baroque


"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.

Itinerary

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.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Piazza Italia (in front of the Sant'Ignazio church) or your hotel in Scicli

End location: Back to your hotel in Scicli or wherever you wish

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

Other: Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Eur - Entrance tickets to the churches and Palaces with private management

What’s Extra

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

Private tour guide Alessandro

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