Sicily (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing, Judy Edelhoff
By DK Publishing, Judy Edelhoff
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Capture the essence of Sicily. From the attractive seashore of Taormina to surprising Mount Etna. photographs, illustrations, detailed 3D types and birds-eye-view maps of the entire significant websites make sure you don't omit a specific thing. Clue up at the fundamentals, from the main cozy areas to stick (whatever your finances) to the easiest bars and eating places. detect the place the locals pass, take pleasure in enjoyable leisure, impressive websites and retail remedy, intriguing activities, scenic walks or drives, thematic excursions and vibrant fairs. All you would like for an unforgettable trip.
Winner of the mum or dad & Observer 'Best advisor Books' and Wanderlust journal Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'.
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The main features of the late Renaissance façade (the present church was built in 1580–96) are its double stairway and the statue of St Catherine (Caterina) in the middle of the portal. The large cupola was built in the mid-18th century. The interior is a blaze of decoration, with marble inlay, sculpture pieces, stuccoes and frescoes. In the chapel to the right of the transept is a fine statue of Santa Caterina, sculpted by Antonello Gagini in 1534. For hotels and restaurants in this area see p198 and p212 The portal on the Baroque façade of La Martorana E A S T later styles.
Festival sul Novecento, Palermo. First held in 1997, the 20th-Century Festival attracts media people, leading artists, writers and film directors. Ottobrata, Zafferana Etnea, Catania. Every Sunday in October, in this village close to Mount Etna, the main square is filled with stalls selling produce and articles made by local craftsmen. (honey; Sep–Oct), t Sortino, Syracuse. Sagra del Pane (bread), Monterosso Almo, Ragusa. Sagra della Salsiccia (sausages), Milena, Caltanissetta. of two armed giants and (on the third day) the Madonna della Luce procession.
A Baroque portico, with marble columns and statues, affords access to a garden. The Teutonic Knights’ coat of arms can be seen on the tympanum. The austere façade has three doorways with double arched lintels and convex rustication, a series of San Cataldo, with its characteristic Arab architectural elements The roofless interior of Santa Maria dello Spasimo Santa Maria dello Spasimo lies in the heart of the Kalsa quarter. It was founded in 1506 by the monks of Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary grieving before Christ on the Cross, subject of a painting by Raphael in 1516, which is now in the Prado Museum in Madrid.