Things to see and do - Scicli
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Scicli Travel guide
Scicli : Michelin's recommendations
The name suggests that this was the town of the Siculi. These first inhabitants established their colony on the top of the San Matteo hill. Later, the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans settled here, disturbing the tranquil existence of the Siculi, yet at the same time introducing their culture and art. Unfortunately, the 1693 earthquake ravaged Scicli and destroyed traces of this ancient past.
Tourist attractions Scicli : Things to see and do
v. Mormino-Penna I - 97018 Scicli
The street brings together the attractive Baroque facades of palaces and of three churches. There is the church of San Giovanni Evangelista. The Church is built on an elliptical plan and has an attractive sinuous facade. The Spadaro palace was built ..
P.za Italia I - 97018 Scicli
The square is flanked by the chiesa madre S. Ignazio which contains the statue of the Madonna of the Troops who fought at the side of Roger I, leading him to victory over the Saracens. Further on is the Beneventano palace which is a magnificent examp..
v. San-Bartolomeo I - 97018 Scicli
The church has an attractive facade of three orders punctuated by columns. Inside there is a nativity scene from the 18C, by the Neapolitan artist, Pietro Padula. It is made up of 29 wooden statues in especially carefully done costumes.
Via Duca degli Abruzzi, 1 I - 97018 Scicli
Contemporary-style furnishings provide a contrast with the original vaulted ceilings of this restaurant occupying the former pantry of a restored 13C monastery. A connoisseur of wild thyme ('satra', in the local dialect) and traditional cuisine, the ..