"Visto così, da lontano, e dall’alto, Scicli era quello che si dice la Sicilia"
Pier Paolo Pasolini
What to see in Scicli
The Church of San Bartolomeo, located at the feet of the homonymous cave, is one of the most important religious buildings in Scicli. On his back stands up the San Bartolomeo’s promontory, with its white side, that although being raw, is complementary with the Baroque style of the church.
The original structure dates back to the III century, it was extended om the XVI century and it has not damage from the earthquake of 1693, while the impressive front, with Pyramid shape, is characterized by the Baroque and Neoclassical style, as result of a series of works during the early 1800s.
Palazzo Beneventano is one of the most representative buildings of Scicli and one of the most beautiful of Sicily. Situated in Via Duca d’Aosta is a beautiful palace of the 1700s, in Baroque style. What make it unique are the grotesque decorations of the balconies: they are divided in grandi mascheroni, with devilish smiles, and human caricatures and others imaginary figures with their disturbing expressions.
In Via Mormino Penna and in Piazza Italia are concentrated all the other buildings of Scicli. The street is the result of the following reconstruction of the city after the earthquake. Here you will find the Townhall, which in the past was the Benedictine Monastery. Next to it is located the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista (nowadays designated as War Memorial), and inside is preserved the Cristo by Burgos,of Spanish origins: the canvas depicts Christ crucified with an unusual religious vestment.
Find out more:
By car taking the SS115 (Strada Statale 115), arrived in Modica, following signs to Scicli.
Chiesa di San Matteo
Chiesa di San Guglielmo (ex Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola)
Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Chiesa di Santa Teresa
Chiesa di San Bartolomeo Apostolo
Chiesa di San Michele
Chiesa di Maria Santissima della Consolazione
Chiesa di Santa Maria La Nova
Convento dei Cappuccini
Convento della Croce
Convento di Sant’Antonino
Convento del Rosario
Complesso del Carmine
Palazzo di Città (Municipio)
il Castellaccio (detto castrum magnum)
il Castello dei Tre Cantoni
Via Francesco Mormino Penna e Piazza Municipio
Sito della Grotta Maggiore
Festa delle Milizie (End of May for one week)
Il Gioia (Easter’s Sunday)
La Cavalcata di San Giuseppe (Saturday before the 19th of March or the following one.)
Sagra della seppia in Donnalucata (the weekend before the 19th of March)
Sagra del Pomodoro o festa del grappolino in Sampieri (the 1rt of May)
Basole Di Luce festival (In August)
Carnaluvaru ra Stratanova (Carnival)
Christmas in Scicli (nativity scene)