Sicily

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  • 1. Castello Normanno

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    In all of Sicily there may be no spot more scenic than atop Castello Normanno, reached by a set of steep staircases rising out of the town center...Read More

  • 2. Belvedere di Santa Caterina

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Lord Byron (1788–1824) visited the Belvedere di Santa Caterina to look out over the Ionian Sea during his Italian wanderings. Today, the viewing...Read More

  • 3. Castello di Lombardia

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Enna's narrow, winding streets are dominated at one end by the impressive cliff-hanging Castello di Lombardia, rebuilt by Frederick II to create...Read More

  • 4. Castello Maniace

    Ortygia | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The southern tip of Ortygia island is occupied by this castle built by Frederick II (1194–1250), until recently an army barracks, from which...Read More

  • 5. Castello Saraceno

    Military Site

    An unrelenting 20-minute walk up the Via Crucis footpath takes you to the church of the Madonna della Rocca, hollowed out of the limestone rock...Read More

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Rocca di Cerere

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The Greek cult of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, was said to have centered on Enna, where its adherents built a temple atop the Rocca di Cerere...Read More

  • 10. Scala Santa Maria del Monte

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While you can see examples of Caltagirone's long ceramic tradition throughout the city, the most impressive display can be found in the 142...Read More

  • 11. Torre di Federico II

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This mysterious octagonal tower stands above the lower part of town and has been celebrated for millennia as marking the exact geometric center...Read More

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