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Palizzi, a Journey Through Time

“No wilder,  nor more extraordinary place than Palizzi can well greet artist’s eye” – Edward Lear, 1847

Well, Palizzi is no longer as wild as in the days of Edward Lear, in 1847. The roads are paved and most houses have electricity and running water. However, the setting is still extraordinary.

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Pentedattilo Ghost Town

Pentedattilo is an abandoned village in southern Italy. This veritable ghost town clings to the slopes of a big, hand-shaped rock. It’s one of my favorite places.

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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.