History, traditions and Baroque art, the unmistakable style of the ancient Sicilian culture.
The towns of Scicli has ancient origins
The town of Scicli has very ancient origins, dating back to prehistoric times. The Egyptians called the Sicilians Siclis, and it seems that its name derives from here. In 1693, eastern Sicily was hit by a devastating earthquake, and it was after that date that Scicli was rebuilt in perfect Baroque style. Its history before reconstruction is very uncertain and has seen numerous dominions, including the Byzantines, the barbarians, the Normans and the Arabs. The churches and ancient buildings hold priceless treasures, frescoes and masterpieces of extraordinary beauty, whose architectural elegance and decorations offer unique scenographies.
Scicli is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations
The territory of Scicli is located in the province of Ragusa, extends along the coast, and includes a beautiful ancient village, Cava d’Aliga, Sampieri, a place of fishermen and Donnalucata, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, with beautiful beaches and a small port where fishermen sell fresh fish every morning. Scicli is a very popular tourist destination for tourists attracted by art but also by curiosity; in fact, the town has become famous because it is the set of the television series “Commissario Montalbano”. Here, tourists rediscover the charm of ancient Sicilian traditions. Scicli, in fact, is not only relaxation and sea, but it is also a masterpiece of Baroque art, so much so that in 2002, it became a World Heritage Site. Tourists who come here, whether they be art lovers or just out of curiosity, remain fascinated by the beauty of these places.
What to visit in Scicli
- Spadaro Palace;
- Church of San Giovanni Evangelista;
- Church of San Bartolomeo;
- Church of Santa Maria La Nova;
- Church of S. Maria della Consolazione;
- Old Town;
- City Palace
In addition to art, Scicli also offers its visitors tasty masterpieces, thanks to the delicacies that the sea offers; here there is no shortage of events and tastings such as the cuttlefish festival, and traditional sweets such as cannoli and cassata. The authenticity of the raw materials gives gourmets almond slushies (but also
mulberries, lemons and strawberries) produced with local and high quality ingredients, to be enjoyed with freshly baked croissants.