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"Go to Noto, listen to me. You will arrive in half an hour from Syracuse, with eyes now full of views and visions, but you will base yourself beyond the arch of the Bourbon Porta Ferdinandea, and already you will have to rub them again in front of the most glorious trophy of stones that can be imagined. […] all, forsooth, here it moves and surprises: enter a church and discover a Lovran; Take a random street and here on your head protrude wrought iron balconies, swollen as breasts, in whose shelves curls and swarms a people of griffins, Jellyfish, laughing grins., Chimeras. A joy comes to the soul, the same that you try to enjoy from a royal box a visibility of artifices and illuminations. Only here the show never stops."

Gesualdo Bufalino

Defined the “capital of Sicilian Baroque” definitely worth a visit.

It was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1693 in a new location, wider and flatter and its main streets have an east-west orientation so that the city is as illuminated as possible by the sun.

Arriving in Noto from the sea and then from the municipal villa will stand Porta Reale, a triumphal arch of the 800 that introduces the historic center.

The way that happens to you, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is the heart of the historic center of Noto, where the three main squares overlook: Piazza dell'Immacolata, Town Hall Square, disputed between the Cathedral of San Nicolò and Palazzo Ducezio, and Piazza XVI Maggio.

Among the many streets to explore certainly can not miss via Nicolaci with the homonymous palace.


Of ancient origins, totally rebuilt in late Baroque style.

It can be said that it has two historic centers, Modica Bassa and Modica Alta, each with its own cathedral, respectively St. Peter and St. George. The churches to admire are many more, among all we mention St. Mary of Bethlehem, St. Nicholas Inferior, Saint Teresa, St. John's.

Its alleys and its stairs are the essence of its charm and you can not think of visiting this town while remaining on the main street.


Ragusa and its history are really fascinating. Ibla, the district of the historic center, was rebuilt, like all the villages in the area, after the earthquake of the 1693.

It has about fifty churches and several palaces in late Baroque style. The bricks of the new buildings were obtained from some local quarries, including one adjacent to its perimeter.

During the twentieth century its recovery has made it that cultural and architectural jewel that today can be admired.

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"The city of Scicli stands at the crossroads of three valleys, with houses everywhere up the cliffs, a large square at the bottom straddling a stream, and ancient ecclesiastical buildings that crown in several places, as baroque acropolis, the semicircle of altitudes…»

Elio Vittorini in The Cities of the World

She has made herself famous recently thanks to television, that has made it the scene of several scripts and films; but Scicli is a country that offers much more in a small historic center very well-kept and dedicated to welcoming visitors.


Sampieri is a fishing village, of nineteenth-century origin. It is set two small promontories that identify a wide sandy bay that extends from the town in the west to the Pisciotto in the east, the spur on which stand the ruins of the Fornace Penna, symbol of the village, site of industrial archeology, where until the beginning of the twentieth century bricks were produced and exported.

Just west of Sampieri and up to the village of Cava d'Aliga is the suburban park of Costa di Carro, a few kilometers of rocky coast but with a small beach set between the cliffs just adjacent to the village and known as “Beach” from which our campsite takes its name.