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ART CITIES IN SICILY - ART AND CULTURE IN SICILY - CULTURAL HOLIDAYS

ART AND CULTURE HOLIDAYS IN SICILY

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Owing to its location, Sicily has always enjoyed a role as a meeting place between the European west and the Arabic east, and this long history of diversity is reflected in its cultural and artistic heritage which features Doric temples, Roman mosaics, and numerous Baroque and Renaissance palaces and chapels.

A fine example of the Roman history of the island is the Piazza Amerina close to Syracuse, where you can find a lavish Roman villa with perfectly restored mosaics across the floors. Architecturally and historically, Sicily is perhaps most famous for its Greek temples such as the one in Syracuse, a town which can trace its history right back to the Greek mathematician Archimedes whose tomb can be found in the Grotticelli Necropolis. Syracuse also hosts dozens of other Greek and Christian monuments, with surviving frescoes and paintings by the likes of Caravaggio and his acolyte Minniti.

The special light and dramatic scenery found in Sicily made the island a magnet for artists throughout the ages, and it is nowadays home to many great galleries. The Galleria Regionale di Palazzo Bellomo, also in Syracuse, dates back to the 13th century and is home to a diverse collection of medieval and modern pieces of both painting and sculpture, while the Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea is a must-see gallery for fans of more contemporary work.

PANTELLERIA

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  • CASTELLO BARBACANE

    It is one of the few historical...

  • SESE GRANDE O SESE DEL RE

    The island of Pantelleria...

  • ACROPOLI PUNICO-ROMANA DI SAN MARCO E SANTA TERESA

  • RELITTO RAS JEDIR

    Since 2002, it is possible to visit the...

  • HANGAR MILITARE

    It can be considered a masterpiece of...

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  • RELAIS EUTERPINI

    The ONLY estate in Pantelleria enjoying a large private meadow gently sloping towards the sea, with reclining...

A WEEKEND IN TRAPANI

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  • CASTELLO DI TERRA

  • BASTIONE IMPOSSIBILE

  • MUSEO REGIONALE "CONTE AGOSTINO PEPOLI"

  • MUSEO DEL SALE

    Located in Nubia (City of Paceco), the...

  • CASTELLO DI MARE

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  • BADIA NUOVA RESIDENCE

    Once a noble building, today Badia Nuova is a modern and welcoming residence in the heart of Trapani’s old...

A WEEKEND IN ERICE

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  • CASTELLO DI VENERE

    The Castle of Venus, or Norman, in...

  • CENTRO ETTORE MAJORANA

    The Ettore Majorana Centre, founded in...

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  • HOTEL L'APPRODO DI ANGELINO

    Hotel by the sea, located in a quiet position on the coastal coast of Erice, 5 minutes drive from the center...

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