Sicilian Baroque has a unique identity with typical curves, joyful masks, chubby male children naked figures sometimes with wings called putti, and flamboyance features.
The Sicilian Baroque is definitely noticeable in the following towns of Sicily
Noto is simply the apotheosis of Sicilian Baroque town planning and architecture. Noto was also destroyed in 1693 by the earthquake and rebuilt with a local limestone of a unique pink colour which under the sun offers an extraordinary pink-goldish reflection.
Along Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, the most representative baroque buildings stand proudly. It begins at the Porta Reale and extends to three piazzas each with its own church. The decorative details on the facades and curved balconies behind Corso Vittorio Emmanuelle stand proudly exhibiting the identity of Sicilian Baroque architecture at its best. Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata in Via Nicola is famous for its extraordinary balconies. The old town is proud of its beautiful Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Municipio, Via Cavour and Via Nicolaci di Villadorata with its grand balconies and famous facades of Sicilian Baroque.
Noto is a UNESCO Heritage site.
A historic town in the south-east of Sicily declared by UNESCO as one of the area’s listed baroque towns.
The Cathedral of San Giorgio is an impressive building. The Duomo di San Pietro with the figures of the twelve Apostles is another one. The Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista! And of course, the piazzas with the Sicilian Baroque buildings. These were the ones that have drawn our attention.
For those with a sweet tooth, Modica is also famous for its Aztec chocolates.
Situated on a hilltop in south-east Sicily, Ragusa did not escape the menace of the big earthquake in 1693. The old town is called Ragusa Ibla with many baroque buildings like the Duomo di San Giorgio, an impressive church with paintings and stained-glass windows, the church of San Giuseppe, Santa Maria delle Scale, Palazzo Consentini.
As you walk from the Duomo to the magnificent Giardino Ibleo you come across beautiful baroque buildings. Ragusa is a Baroque lounge.