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The Sicilian Town of Noto

Sicilian baroque architecture is at its best in the town of Noto in Sicily’s South East corner. Years after the devastating earthquake of 1693 destroyed the region, the town was rebuilt sixteen kilometres from its original position.  At this time baroque architecture was in fashion and the Sicilians interpreted it their way. This baroque architecture […]

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Licata: Home of Sicily’s Best Restaurant

Licata on the southern coast of Sicily is a town you would probably drive through without stopping if it wasn’t the home of one of Sicily’s best restaurants. It’s an easy lunch stop on the way from the baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa to Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples   Chef Pino Cuttaia […]

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Sicily’s Hilltop Town of Erice

The small medieval town of Erice sits high on the top of Monte San Giuliano overlooking Trapani in Western Sicily. As we follow the narrow windy road to the top, my pleas to stop for a photo fall on deaf ears until thankfully, just near a field of bright red poppies, there is room to pull over! […]

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Going for Baroque in Sicily

There’s a little corner of Sicily where you can easily lose yourself for a week. Here the baroque towns of the south east offer a glimpse into a Sicily of the past. They owe their reputation to the earthquake of 1693 that devasted this corner of Sicily. They were all slowly rebuilt, one by one […]

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Tuesday Travel Bite: Da Vittorio in Porto Palo, Sicily

As we checked in to La Foresteria, Planeta Wine’s B&B near Menfi in Sicily, I asked my usual question “Are there any restaurants we should go to whilst we are here”. This is how we learnt about Da Vittorio in Porto Palo, a beach side restaurant not far away, known for its seafood. Having left […]

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