Capo d’Orlando was originally a fishing village but today it has become a small tourist centre. The town is located on the northern coast of Sicily, near a cliff on which stands an ancient lighthouse overlooking the beach and the town. Thanks to its numerous and beautiful beaches, Capo d’Orlando today mainly lives on summer tourism; the sea here is very clear and clean, shimmering in all shades of blue and green, from cobalt to emerald.
The island of Ustica has an uncontaminated sea, rich in rare fish, a spectacular flora and fauna, and seabed comparable to an authentic underwater museum, making Ustica a unique location for diving lovers in Sicily. For diving lovers, in fact, the depths of Ustica are a true paradise: the natural coves, within the Marine Protected […]
Castellammare was born as Emporium Segestanorum (port of nearby Segesta) and, until the arrival of the Arabs, its history is identified with that of the Elymian city. Castellammare becomes an important fortress of the Normans first, of the Swabians then. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town continues to expand, having the port […]
Forza d’Agrò looks like a balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea. From its belvedere it is possible to admire the coast from Messina to Syracuse, with Taormina and Castelmola, the bay of Giardini-Naxos and the imposing mass of the Etna volcano. In 1971 the historic center of Forza d’Agrò (together with that of nearby Savoca) […]
Maritime, tourist and spa town, rich in monuments and churches, it is the most populous municipality in the province after the capital. It is known among other things for its historic carnival and for its pottery. Given its strategic position with a mouth on Africa, Sciacca was affected by Greek, Roman, and Arab dominations. […]
Modica has Neolithic origins. Until the nineteenth century it was the capital of a county that exercised a vast political, economic and cultural influence, so much so that it was counted among the most powerful fiefdoms of the south. Its historic center, rebuilt following the devastating earthquake of 1693, is one of the most […]
Ragusa, called the “city of bridges”, due to the presence of three very picturesque and historic buildings, suffered a devastating earthquake in 1693. The reconstruction, which took place in the eighteenth century, divided it into two large districts: on one side Upper Ragusa, located on the plateau, on the other Ragusa Ibla, built from […]
Commissioner Montalbano is a television series based on the novels of Andrea Camilleri, tells the story of Salvo Montalbano, police commissioner in the imaginary Sicilian town of Vigata. The province of Ragusa and in particular the locality of Punta Secca are the splendid location of the television series.
The landscape of the Alicudi Island is intact. It is one of those places where time seems to have stopped forever. Alicudi is an island that has a history of looting and invasions by different peoples whose final outcome has been the beauty and peace of the places. This island is a miniature paradise, […]