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  • 1. Chiesa di San Giorgio

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This lovely Baroque church in Modica Alta, dating from after the 1693 earthquake, is reached by climbing 250 steps that crisscross in a monumental...Read More

  • 2. Duomo

    Ortygia | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Siracusa's Duomo is an archive of more than 2,000 years of island history, and has creatively incorporated ruins through the many time periods...Read More

  • 3. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Monreale's splendid cathedral is lavishly executed with mosaics depicting events from the Old and New Testaments. It's a glorious fusion of...Read More

  • 4. La Martorana

    Quattro Canti | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One piazza over from the dancing nymphs of Fontana Pretoria, this church, with its elegant Norman campanile, was erected in 1143 but had its...Read More

  • 5. Valle dei Templi

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The eight or so monuments within the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are considered to be, along with the Acropolis in...Read More

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  • 6. Basilica di San Giorgio

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Designed by Rosario Gagliardi in 1738, the duomo is a fine example of the Sicilian Baroque. ...Read More

  • 7. Catacomba di San Giovanni

    Tyche | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Not far from the Archaeological Park, off Viale Teocrito, the catacombs below the church of San Giovanni are one of the earliest known Christian...Read More

  • 8. Cattedrale

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church is a lesson in Palermitano eclecticism—originally Norman (1182), then Catalan Gothic (14th to 15th century), then fitted out with...Read More

  • 9. Cattedrale di San Nicolò

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Noto's domed cathedral (divine in more ways than one) is an undisputed highlight of the extraordinary Baroque architecture for which the town...Read More

  • 10. Cattedrale di San Pietro

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Statues of the apostles line the staircase of Modica's cathedral, which was originally constructed in the 14th century, then rebuilt in an impressive...Read More

  • 11. Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (Duomo)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Giovanni Vaccarini designed the contrasting black lava and white limestone facade of the cathedral, which dominates the Piazza del Duomo and...Read More

  • 12. Chiesa del Gesù

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    It is more than worth the short detour from the lively Ballarò Market to step into the serene Baroque perfection of Chiesa del Gesù (Church...Read More

  • 13. Chiesa di San Bartolomeo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An enchanting fusion of the Baroque and rococo lies behind the lace grate doors of this church on the edge of the historic center. Inside the...Read More

  • 14. Chiesa di San Matteo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Scicli is a city of churches, honey-hued and all built after the devastating earthquake in the 17th century. The church of San Matteo is abandoned...Read More

  • 15. Cloister

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The lovely cloister of the abbey adjacent to the Duomo was built at the same time as the church but enlarged in the 14th century. The beautiful...Read More

  • 16. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its cupola and twin turrets, Acireale's Duomo is an extravagant Baroque construction dating from the 17th century. In the chapel to the...Read More

  • 17. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Cefalù is dominated by a massive headland— la rocca —and a 12th-century Romanesque duomo, which is one of the finest Norman cathedrals in Italy...Read More

  • 18. Duomo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The reconstruction of Messina's Norman and Romanesque cathedral, originally built by the Norman king Roger II and consecrated in 1197, has retained...Read More

  • 19. Monastero di Santo Spirito

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    First built in 1299, these cloisters and courtyard, up the hill above the Valle dei Templi, near the modern city, are open to the public. However...Read More

  • 20. San Cataldo

    Kalsa | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Three striking Saracenic scarlet domes mark this church, built in 1154 during the Norman occupation of Palermo. The church now belongs to the...Read More

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