maison de charme excursions
Mazzarino - Sicily
Bartoli estate is in a privileged position to enjoy the most beautiful and famous historical art centers
of the south west Sicily and in particular the sicilian baroque of Noto Valley and Ragusa Ibla,
Siracusa with its splendid Ortigia and the Greek Neapolis, the Valley of the Temples and the Turkish Steps
of Agrigento, the mosaics of the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina,
Morgantina Venus and Caltagirone ceramics.
It is one of the most interesting historical centers of Sicily and preserves places of ancient memory. The territory has seen the occupation of the various peoples, by Sicani to the Greeks, from the Romans to the Arabs and the Normans. The town is a harmonious container signs, readable in art, in language, in the popular and religious traditions that result in numerous events and religious processions
mazzarino - castle "U Cannuni"
mazzarino - Bartoli Palace
Ibla is the historic heart of Ragusa;
after the earthquake of 1693
It was entirely rebuilt in Baroque style.
The Cathedral of San Giorgio
It is one of the greatest examples
of Baroque religious architecture in the world.
Noto will enchant you
with his monuments and historical buildings,
for the harmony of shapes,
with an urban architecture which appears
almost like a fiction! Not surprisingly
it was defined the “Capital of Baroque".
noto - infiorata
noto - mascheroni
What it makes the city so unique
and fascinating is the baroque look,
of which the historical center of Modica abound; picturesque lanes and streets
full of old shops,
small houses and rich palaces.
The Baroque, which in Scicli
has some of its best fruits,
it brought to the city the privilege
of being one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other towns in Noto Valley.
scicli - mascherone
The Ortigia island is the beautiful historic city. Cicerone called Siracusa "the most beautiful city that the Greeks built in the West";
visit the greek theater,
the Roman Amphitheatre
and the Ear of Dionysius.
siracusa - aretusa fountain
siracusa - greek theatre
Valley of the Temples
The Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO
"World Heritage", it is one of the largest archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, surrounded by a rural landscape
of a unique beauty.
valle dei templi - agrigento
agrigento - pirandello theatre
The show is extraordinary, the white
of the rocks, made stronger by sunlight,
it is introduced between the blue sky
and the blue sea: a paradise
also for beach and sun lovers.
turkish steps - agrigento
agrigento - artists steps
Roman Villa del Casale
Considerable it is the historic center
with 100 churches to visit
and not to be missed near the famous
Roman Villa del Casale
with its unparalleled magnificent mosaics.
villa romana del casale
Aidone it is home for the Morgantina archaeological site and his Venus,
a piece of inestimable value,
form and beauty.
It is a greek sculpture, from the V century BC.
morgantina - aidone
aidone - venere di morgantina
The historic center present the Baroque beauty. Famous for its pottery industry
at the highest level. True symbol of the city
is the famous Spanish Steps
of Santa Maria del Monte.
caltagirone - le ceramiche