Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina is a treasure chest that is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime; is one of the stops not to be missed on your journey to discover the most beautiful towns in Sicily.
The city, in the province of Messina, is a palette of colors squeezed between the blue of the sea and the imposing Etna. It is an ancient city, inhabited since before the arrival of the Greeks, built on a natural terrace overlooking the sea. Greeks and Romans endowed it with streets, theaters and temples and the Arabs then embellished it with gardens and fountains.
Agrigento, the ancient Girgenti, was for Pindar the most beautiful city of mortals: located four kilometers from the sea, Agrigento lies on the Girgenti hill and the Rupe Atenea.
Its millenary origins have meant that it changed its name three times: the Romans called it Agrigentum, Kerkent the Arabs and Girgenti the Normans. The history of Agrigento can be read in the streets and alleys of the old city scattered with Greek and Roman remains and gathered around S. Maria dei Greci, the tiny church built in the Middle Ages on the ruins of a Doric-style Greek temple whose remains are visible inside the church and next to the left aisle.
It may not be as iconic as Venice, Rome or Pisa, but Palermo is not inferior in charm and is definitely not lacking in places not to be missed. The historic center is an open-air museum: walking through the streets of the ancient districts you can admire extraordinary churches, an elegant theater, fortresses and royal courts, curious squares and pedestrian streets, which coexist alongside lively popular markets where the tradition of itinerant trade it is almost a sacred rite.
Walking through the center of Palermo, you cannot fail to be enchanted when the magnificent Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that blends elements of Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Catalan and Gothic art presents itself before your eyes. Before entering, take the time to admire the exterior, in particular the decorated porch which is a true masterpiece of Sicilian art. Inside the Cathedral are the tombs of the Sicilian monarchs including the famous emperor Frederick II; in addition, the remains of Santa Rosalia are preserved, to which the Palermitans are still very devoted today.
Syracuse is art, history and legends. It is an agglomeration of ancient events in which everywhere you turn you will find ruins from any historical period, much better than taking a trip back in time!
Almost 2,800 years of life: Greek theaters, Roman ruins, Gothic and Byzantine churches, Norman caves and castles, all incorporated into the current modern city.
One of the things to see in Syracuse is undoubtedly the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Mary. The church boasts one of the most beautiful facades in Sicily, a gleaming white that almost seems to capture all the sunlight.
This building was born as a Greek temple dedicated to the Goddess Minerva, then converted into a church with the advent of Christianity and, in the first half of the 1700s, completed in a mixture of Baroque and Rococo elements.
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