Baroque towns, Agrigento's Valley of Temples and marvellous Scopello! May 20th 2015 The SE of Sicily has several very beautiful Baroque towns including Ragusa, (my favourite) Modica and Noto. Their honey coloured grand buildings are set amongst sometimes crumbly old streets which are charming to wander. Each new street has many "must take" photo opportunities.
From there we headed west to Agrigento to The Valley of the Temples where a ridge with a number of BC Greek templ ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Castellammare del Golfo Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more