Located on the southeastern coast of the island, is the fourth largest city in Sicily by population, after Palermo, Catania and Messina, in the past Syracuse was one of the biggest metropolis of the ancient world and among the largest in the world greek poleis . In addition, for over a millennium, until the Islamic conquest of Sicily, was the most important city in Sicily and the island's capital in the Roman period and in the bizantino. With by enormous wealth and relevances important historical, archaeological and ancient landscapes profile , Renaissance and Baroque, in 2005 the city was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO together with the ancient center of Syracuse.
(Swimming in Sicilian) is an Italian town of 24,047 inhabitants in the province of Siracusa in Sicily.
It is the first town in Sicily and the Italian quarter for territorial extension (550 km ²). Called the "Capital of Baroque" in 2002, its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with Val di Noto .
Avola (Raula, Raila, Classroom, Avula in Sicilian, formerly called Abola) is an Italian town of 31 342 inhabitants in the province of Syracuse InSicilia. A hexagonal, overlooking the Ionian coast of Sicily in the Eastern Gulf of Noto.
Modica (Sicilian: Muòrica, Μότουκα for the Greeks, Mutica / Motyca in Latin) is an Italian town of 54 112 inhabitants in the province of Ragusa in Sicily. The city is the thirteenth most populous municipality of Sicily and 124 ° of Italy, as it is for extension of its territory in 11th place among the Sicilian municipalities, and 41 minutes from all the towns of Italy. In 2002 it was included, along with Val di Noto, in the list of World Heritage dell'Umanitàdell'UNESCO for its historic center, full of Baroque architecture.
Marzamemi is a maritime village, part of which is the town of Pachino, which is about 3 km and a second part of the town of Noto which is 20 km away. It is located in the province of Syracuse.
The village has developed around the landing, which later became fishing port, and has developed thanks to the latter activity, widely practiced even today, even endowing a tuna, among the most important in Sicily. The tuna Marzamemi dates back to the time of the domination of the Arabs in Sicily. In 1630 it was sold by the owner to the Prince of Villadorata. The Villadorata power the buildings of tuna by bringing Avola and Siracusa of skilled carpenters, who were then living in Marzamemi.Nel 1752 built the palace and the church of the trap, and the houses of the Sailor. In 1912 it was built in a factory Marzamemi processing salted tuna and tuna in oil as a result. Fishing for tuna was plentiful until the postwar period.
Portopalo di Capo Passero
The town is 58 miles from Syracuse and is the most southern island of Sicily (below the parallel of Tunis). Its territory includes the island of Capo Passero to a few tens of meters from the mainland and the island of Currents to a few kilometers. It is mainly an agricultural center and fishing activities and on these bases its economic fortunes. The village is bathed by two seas: the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean.
On the Ionian once stood the small port where they are still present, although almost falling, the houses of the fishermen. To the east stands the island of Capo Passero where stands the Spanish fortress dominated by an imposing bronze statue of the Virgin Mary.
The Natural Reserve Vendicari
is located in the province of Siracusa, Noto and precisely between Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a resting place in the migration of birds. Provided for by law all the region of Sicily in May 1981, was officially established in 1984, after the then Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Filippo Maria Pandolfi said 1450 acres of land "wetland of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention of 1971. was made actually usable only in 1989. region is managed by the State Forests
The Nature Reserve Cavagrande Cassibile
is included in the municipalities of Avola , Noto and Syracuse , in the province of Syracuse , Sicily. It was established in 1990 (DA 13 July ) , managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region ; it is due to inclusion in the National Park of the Ibleis , which is currently being processed. The reserve was created with the aim of preserving the diverse riches of its territory from the point of view of nature and landscape both in terms of archaeological and anthropological , as the entire area has been inhabited over thousands of years and they have remained considerable evidence in tombs and relics , just think that Castelluccio village of Noto has given birth to a prehistoric settlement that gives its name to an entire type , the so-called Culture of Castelluccio and remember that we are in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO - pantalica . The Reserve covers 2700.00 ha, 900 ha in area A (reserve) and 1860.00 hectare in zone B ( preriserva and is characterized by the river Cassibile , the ancient greek Kakyparis , which gives her name and that the ' has created over thousands of years by digging deep gorges or canyons at different depths that touch the maximum of 507 m in the viewpoint of Avola Antica , even the maximum amplitude of these narrow gorges is located elsewhere in the same area of Avola old and a measure ' extension of 1200 meters wide. Down in the valley , has formed a system of small waterfalls and ponds ( locally called uruvi ) sources of refreshing summer for its many visitors that are accessed by an old impressive staircase known as the La Scala Cruci .
On this page are listed some of the scenery near our property, not to mention that Sicily is of course all to visit.
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