the baroque tour
On January 1693, a huge earthquake off the shores of Syracuse, destroyed 70 Sicilian towns and villages! In the aftermath began a remarkable rebuilding effort in the style that was in fashion in those days: baroque. The result was an entire region filled with cities sharing the same architectural style, eight of which are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Catania, Noto, Syracuse, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Caltagirone, Militello.
The architectural style known as Sicilian Baroque is unique worldwide. What makes it different to the italian one is the addition of cherubs (putti), masks and balconies decorating all buildings, palaces and churches.
Noto and Syracuse
noto and syracuse NOTO THE STONE GARDEN AND SYRACUSE ORTIGIA BAROQUE This town is the most beautiful between those of the Sicilian baroque. After the
Modica and Ragusa
modica and ragusa Modica is an astonishing sight, clinging as it does to the walls of a canyon in a swarming mass of ochre houses