Exploring the baroque: Noto, Ragusa Ibla & Modica
Great decorative exuberance, architectural language of a people.
Immerse yourself in Sicilian Baroque, intuit its strong sense of theatricality in this beautiful experience that will surprise you with rural nature scenery unexpectedly interrupted by art towns with extraordinary architectural expressions.
Walk the master avenues, browse through alleys, pause in squares and direct your gaze to the marvelous perspective and scenic plays of this unique style. Perceive its warmth, joy and strong sense of expressive freedom as the cultural redemption of an entire territory.
Noto with a visit from the Porta Reale, the main entrance to the city, through Corso Vittorio Emanuele among magnificent buildings and the stunning facades of the Church of Santa Chiara, to the majestic Cathedral of Noto, with its imposing staircase that dominates the entire historic center and then the Ducezio Palace, now the seat of the city's municipality.
And then off... to the charming Ragusa Ibla with its Cathedral of St. George, the ancient portal of the Norman era, the Hyblean Garden, which offers visitors a beautiful naturalistic view of the Hyblean Mountains and the Irminio Valley, up to La Rocca Palace with its balconies full of picturesque ornamental masks.
And to end on a sweet note, set off for the famous Modica, where architectural sophistication blends with the confectionary delights of its sublime chocolate. You will discover the historic center, with the charming Piazza and Cathedral and, of course, the Antico Laboratorio where you can taste the world-famous artisanal chocolate, Modica's confectionery excellence. An experience to satisfy all the senses, there where sight and palate find the ultimate fulfillment.