Posts tagged ‘Baroque’

Bellini theatre in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Catania at Night

In the Old Town of Catania, Sicily, there are some very suggestive places at night. The photo above shows the Teatro Massimo Bellini theater and the square in front of it, both named after the local-born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. There are also many baroque churches lit at night, very beautiful is the Piazza Duomo square with the Cathedral. Read more

Mount Etna and the city of Catania seen from the terrace of the Abbey of Sant'Agata, Sicily

Catania – What a View!

A must-visit place in Catania, Sicily, is the terrace of the Chiesa della Badia di Sant’Agata. From the roof and the dome of this church you can enjoy a wonderful 360 ° view of the city. Fantastic is the sight to the north, where the majestic Mount Etna is the background. Read more

Palazzo Ducezio lit up at night, Noto, Sicily.

Noto, Sicily

The town of Noto is a baroque jewel perched on a plateau overlooking a valley covered with citrus groves. It is easy to visit. All the monuments are on the main road. Its beauty comes from the tragic earthquake of 1693, after which the city was rebuilt in limestone, which over the years has taken a golden tint and a beautiful rose. The Baroque towns of Noto Valley has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Read more