Classic Sicily Blog

San marco dalunzio
San Marco d’Alunzio is an Italian town of 1.877 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Messina in Sicily. It is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It is a municipality in the Nebrodi Park. The village of San Marco d’Alunzio is perched on Mount Castro, which is located in the […]
Sampieri is a seaside village of about 627 inhabitants in the municipality of Scicli, in the province of Ragusa. Sampieri is a well-known seaside resort, an ancient and charming fishing village, with a tiny and romantic historical center of stone houses and cobbled streets, it is located along a limestone spur, between two fine golden […]
Tìndari is a fraction of Patti, an Italian municipality in the metropolitan city of Messina, in Sicily. The inhabitants are called tindàridi, tindaroti, tindaritani, tindaridei (in homage to the Dioscuri sons of Tindaro); in Sicilian tinnaroti. Tindari is located on a coastal promontory that protrudes, from a height of 268 m, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea […]
Pantelleria
Pantelleria is an Italian town of 7.695 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Trapani in Sicily. The municipality covers the entire island of Pantelleria which is extended more than 80 km² (about 4 times the island of Lampedusa) and is located 110 km southwest of Sicily and 65 km northeast of Tunisia, whose coast […]
Castiglione di Sicillia
Castiglione di Sicilia is a medieval Italian town of 3.089 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. The town is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and the territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia has been declared of “considerable public importance”. Named “il quastallum” (the castle) […]
Sambuca di Sicilia is an Italian town of 5.792 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Agrigento in Sicily. The third Sicilian municipality after Gangi and Montalbano Elicona, located between the priceless beauties of the Selinunte Archaeological Park and the splendid sea of ​​Menfi, Sambuca di Sicilia boasts a beautiful name with an exotic charm […]
Niscemi
Niscemi is an Italian town of 26.233 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Caltanissetta in Sicily. Equidistant from Gela and Caltagirone, it is the third municipality of the consortium by number of inhabitants after Gela and Caltanissetta and the forty-first in the Sicilian region. Various hypotheses have been formulated on the origin of the […]
Marzamemi
Marzamemi is a seaside village in the municipality of Pachino, in the free municipal consortium of Syracuse in Sicily. The origin of the name Marzamemi is controversial: according to some it would derive from the Arabic words marsa (‘port’, ‘rada’, ‘bay’) and memes (‘small’), while according to the Netino glottologist Corrado Avolio, in his essay […]
Petralia Soprana
Petralia Soprana is an Italian town of 3.153 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Palermo in Sicily. It is part of the Madonie Park and is the highest town in the Madonie. The town is included in the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and has been proclaimed “Borgo dei Borghi 2018”. It […]
Sutera
Sutera is an Italian town of 1.283 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Caltanissetta in Sicily. The town is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is one of the stages of the Magna Via Francigena, an ancient itinerary that already connected Palermo to Agrigento in the 11th century. […]
Gela
Gela is an Italian town of 73.348 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Caltanissetta in Sicily. Gela is one of the oldest Sicilian cities and the first settlements in the area date back to the 5th millennium BC. The name of the city is historically linked to that of the Doric colony founded in […]
Mazara del Vallo
Mazara del Vallo is an Italian municipality of 51.388 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Trapani, Sicily. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, at the mouth of the Màzaro River, it is less than 200 km from the Tunisian coasts of North Africa. It is the seat of the diocese of the same name. Mazara del […]