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UNESCO
World Heritage sites
in Sicily

Sicily today is the result of millennia of history in which the succession of different cultures have forged the character of the island, leaving a great testimony of their passage. An island rich in commercial and cultural exchanges. A melting pot of peoples, habits, folklore developed on an earth of exciting beauty that hosts crystalline seas, luxuriant or snowy mountains, lakes, valleys, rivers. Thanks to these peculiarities and uniqueness in Sicily there are 12 UNESCO sites covering millennia of history. A trip to Sicily is a journey through the ages that have alternated on the island, from prehistoric times to modern times.

Valley of the Temples
Agrigento

The Archaeological Area of ​​the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento brings back in time, at the golden age of Magna Graecia, when Western civilization placed its first roots. The archaeological park covers an area of ​​about 1300 hectares incorporating the remains of the ancient city of Akragas and the surrounding area reaching the sea of ​​San Leone.

Villa Romana del Casale
Piazza Armerina

The Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina is a splendid example of a villa from the late Roman imperial period. It was a residence both for representation and for productive activities, for the placement in a rural area. Its delicate mosaics are rich in polychrome with an incredible variety of subjects with scenes of everyday life, landscapes and figures of myth.

Arab-Norman Itinerary
Palermo Monreale Cefalu

Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù are part of an itinerary characterized by the Arab-Norman style. It is something unique, a magical meeting of styles, Islamic, Romanesque, Latin and Byzantine, and of cultures with the encounter between the Arab-Muslim world (which dominates Sicily for about 250 years starting from 827) and that Norman - Catholic (which replaces the Arabs at the end of the eleventh century). The Arab Norman monuments part of the Unesco itinerary are: In Palermo the Royal or Norman Palace with the Palatina Chappel, the Cathedral, the churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio or Martorana, San Cataldo, the Castle of the Zisa and the Admiral's Bridge.In Monreale the Cathedral and the Cloister, in Cefalù the Cathedral founded in 1131 by King Ruggero.

Syracuse
and the Rocky
Necropolis of Pantalica

The splendid Syracuse and the archaeological-naturalistic area of the Rock Necropli of Pantalica are a unique UNESCO site. Cicero wrote of Syracuse as the "most beautiful city of Magna Graecia" and even today the vestiges of his past are present everywhere, both in the remains of the Greek era and in the monuments and churches that adorn the Island of Ortigia. Not far from Syracuse there are some heavenly quarries inserted in a natural oasis of great scenic beauty rich in flora and fauna. In this area were settled ancient Sicilian populations in the thirteenth century a.c., in the necropolis there are more than 5000 tombs carved into the rock and the remains of the Prince's Palace, the Anaktoron.

Late Baroque Towns
of the Val di Noto

The magnificent Baroque of the Val di Noto. In 1693, from 9 to 11 January, Sicily was hit by violent earthquakes, the tremors were of such magnitude that are still considered the strongest registered in Italy and among the strongest in the world. 45 residential centers were razed to the ground. The entire eastern area of the island suffered immense loss of life and buildings. Precisely this catastrophic event determined the flourishing, thanks to the reconstruction, of a unique architectural style of its kind. The UNESCO site of the Val di Noto includes 8 cities that are a magnificent artistic and architectural testimony of the culmination of the late European Baroque, an heritage even more important for its high artistic quality and extraordinary consistency due to the reconstruction of the different areas.

Eolian Islands

About the other 4 UNESCO Sicilian sites, two are natural places of great charm and beauty, the Etna Volcano and the Aeolian Islands, and two are part of the immaterial cultural heritage, the “Opera dei Pupi” and the Mediterranean diet. Every traveler who wishes to discover this unique, legendary and rich experience, can easily immerse himself in atmospheres that recall scenes far away in time but kept alive by beautiful monuments that populate the region.

Which is the dimension
of your next vacation?

Dream is the luxury of thought, it is the comfortable realization of a dream, it is a brief escape from everyday life, it is the attempt to experience the relaxation of a hotel within a significant context of relaxing luxury.

Emotion is a whisper of the music of nature, the rustling of trees in the evening, the good food of the earth on the breakfast table, the breathtaking color of a sunset are the ingredients for an emotional experience.

Experience, the sky remains our only limit, you should never do the same experience twice. Whenever the guest wants to spend his holiday he should always do new and different things, from sport to culture. This is pure vitality.