Ragusa Ibla, Marzamemi, Noto Old Sicilian Villages

In 1693 a massive earthquake devasteted all towns in the length of 500 km along the West Coast of Sicily.

Sicily sits on the African plate which moves often with great force over the European plate. This causes the Etna's constant eruptions and earthquakes in Sicily.

Ragusa Ibla

Ragusa can be traced back to the 3rd Millenium BC with Greek settlements close by. Later the Romans occupied it following by the Arabs who conquered it in 900 AD. After the massive earthquake in 1693 the entire West Coast of Sicily was rebuilt by the Normans for one century, who gave all these the Baroque style. Today, it is an UNESCO World Heritage side.

Sicilians are gathering in the morning

The Juda's trees are in full bloom

Basilica of San Giorgio, Ragusa Ibla, completed in 1775

San Giorgio church

.........where a funeral took place

Many ancient ornaments decorate the houses in Ragusa

Sicilian cheese and sausages
Morning nap
The Sicilian's Cappuccino and Espresso can't be beat in its aroma

A fishing Village

This fishing village once made a living with tuna. However, the tuna canneries were closed recently because tuna is overfished worldwide.

Henrik, our Sicilian travel guide translates us the menu. Btw., he has a German mama and a Sicilian papa.

Pasta dishes come in all variations and it was daily on our menu

Neighborhood in Marzamemi


Noto is a town that could be easily mistaken for a film scenery. This Baroque town is especially beautiful in the early evening , when it id glowing in a warm yellow light.

Noto has many churches, although, it's not a big town. One is more beautiful than the other.

Cathedral of Noto


Rita Costa-Hollmann Photography

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