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Baroque Riches of Sicily
Baroque Riches of Sicily OverviewTake in the Baroque riches of eastern Sicily on this memorable journey by rail from Ragusa to Catania via Noto and Siracusa.
- Self-guided, cultural journey by rail
- Explore UNESCO- listed towns and volcanic Mount Etna
- Discover each city on foot with pour detailed notes
In 1693, a powerful earthquake razed the eastern cities of Sicily. In an extraordinary civil effort, the toppled towns were re-built, re-modelled and embellished, creating light-filled public spaces, glorious palaces and luminous churches. This was the flowering of Sicilian Baroque.
On this holiday by rail, we invite you to fuse this past with Sicily’s present. Trace the great founding cultures of Greece and Rome; explore medieval winding streets, open boulevards, Byzantine remains and the sheer physicality of Etna, suffused by Sicilian light.