Classic Sicily Blog

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 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 […]
Cammarata is an Italian small medieval village of 6.120 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Agrigento in Sicily. Cammarata enjoys spectacular views of Etna and is located in a strategic position between the sea and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, surrounded by pastures and salt mines, while the surrounding hills were once […]
Marettimo is an Italian island belonging to the archipelago of the Egadi islands, in Sicily. It is the second largest island of the Egadi archipelago, preceded by Favignana and followed by Levanzo. The ancient populations of this restricted area of ​​the Mediterranean (Phoenicians, Elimi, Sicani) attributed it the character of sacredness that can still be […]
Catania is an Italian town of 310.247 inhabitants, the capital of the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. Founded in 729 BC from the Chalcidesi of nearby Naxos, the city boasts a thousand-year history characterized by various dominations whose remains enrich its artistic, architectural and cultural heritage. Under the Aragonese dynasty it was the capital of […]
Sperlinga is located between the Nebrodi and Madonie mountains, in the heart of central Sicily, 47 kilometers from Enna. Already called “a royal cave dwelling” dug out of a gigantic sandstone, Sperlinga etymologically derives from the Greek and means “Spelonca”, cave. The municipal area is characterized by numerous caves carved into the sandstone rock. The […]
Aci Trezza
Aci Trezza is a fraction of 4.949 inhabitants of Aci Castello, an Italian municipality in the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. Center of ancient fishing tradition, founded at the end of the seventeenth century by the Palermo nobleman Stefano Riggio as a maritime landing place for its fiefdom, the town overlooks the Ionian Sea […]
Marsala is an Italian town of 82.355 inhabitants. It is the first municipality by population of the free municipal consortium of Trapani, the fifth in Sicily and the 65th in Italy. The city is famous for the landing of Garibaldi and the Thousand on 11 May 1860 and for the production of the Marsala wine […]
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Scicli is an Italian town of 26 918 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Ragusa in Sicily. Monumental baroque city with the shape of a sublime living nativity scene, Scicli is 24 kilometers away from Ragusa. Its municipal territory extends from the sea to the southern reaches of the Hyblean plateau. The landscapes are […]
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Bagheria is an Italian town of 54 693 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Palermo in Sicily. Bagheria is also called “city of villas”, after Palermo it is the most populated municipality of the metropolitan city and the twelfth of Sicily, located on the Tyrrhenian coast of the region just 8 km from the capital. The […]
Mozia medieval city
Mozia (or even Mothia, Motya) was an ancient Phoenician city, located on the island of San Pantaleo, in the Stagnone of Marsala. The island is located in front of the western coast of Sicily, between the Isola Grande and the mainland, and belongs to the Whitaker Foundation. Motya was probably interested in the explorations of […]