One of the eight towns in the Val di Noto World Heritage Site, Scicli is a charming country town with baroque architecture and an inviting central piazza.
Marina di Ragusa
A very popular large beach with golden sand and clear waters. There are numerous facilities along the beach including sunloungers and parasols for hire.
In the heart of Vendicari Nature Reserve just 10 minutes' drive from Noto, lies an 8km stretch of golden sand dunes, lagoons, cliffs and hidden bays. There are no sunloungers, bars or water sports and no crowds. A truly wonderful place to swim and well-suited to families but be sure to take anything you might need including water with you.
A popular stretch of coast with sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters.
Infiorata di Noto, Noto - May
Italy’s best-known flower festival sees one of the Baroque town’s main streets, Via Nicolaci, carpeted with a series of flower tapestries. The day after the festival finishes children enjoy running through the petals scattering them in all directions.
Sagra delle Teste di Turco, Scicli - May
Celebrate the liberation of Scicli in 1091, following the Norman victory over the Arabs, with the town’s traditional cake, known as Turks’ Head, and a glass or two of local wine.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Val di Noto
Drive around the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto. The valley holds a series of picturesque towns composed almost entirely of baroque churches, palaces and house - a must see for architectural and historical enthusiasts.
A 13km long gorge running from Modica to Ispica, home to many caves and grottoes. Some caves were transformed into dwellings in the Middle Ages.
Take a stroll around the enchanted cobbled streets of the island of Ortigia, stopping at bustling piazza’s and Baroque churches along the way.
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Visit the famous Greek ruins in Syracuse including the extremely well preserved Greek amphitheatre where classical theatre is performed in the summer months.
Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina
The most remarkable Roman ruins in Sicily and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this grandiose 4th century Roman villa is home to one of the finest floor mosaics in existence.