Sicily is a magical land, waiting to be discovered ... The Val di Noto is a land of rich eastern Sicily of artistic beauty, natural and archaeological sites scenarios. Eight cities in this area have become part of the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to the Sicilian Baroque. Anywhere in it can grasp the evidence of its past.
RAGUSA, beautiful city, is characterized by a double soul: a twentieth-century Ragusa is set against a historical center reborn thanks to tourism treasure trove of artistic treasures such as the Duomo di San Giorgio (St. George's Cathedral).
SCICLI is an elegant town situated in a broad valley at the confluence of three deep ravines called Cave and surrounded by limestone hills which boasts a picturesque old town.
MODICA is one of the most picturesque towns of Sicily, seems a stone crib. Palaces, churches, gardens, streets and alleys surrounded by the magnificent Baroque style. Unmissable gourmet stop with its delicious chocolate.
NOTO among the most beautiful baroque city of Sicily. The extraordinary beauty of Noto, and other cities rebuilt after the earthquake, characterizes the whole Val di Noto.
PALAZZOLO ACREIDE is a renowned archaeological area. An extremely varied landscape in which dominate iblee quarries and the Natural Reserve of the Anapo Valley where there is Pantalica, the largest necropolis in Europe.
The Montalbano Places:
Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Comiso, Vittoria, Ispica and Santa Croce are the municipalities which, along with many private residences, have enriched, with their undeniable architectural beauty, the scenery of the 20 episodes of the hit television series, which is a concentrate of colors, flavors and traditions typical of Sicily. In fact, the fiction is set in the Ragusa area where you can breathe the magical atmosphere of the most authentic Sicily. L 'excursion on Montalbano's footsteps allows you to visit the key locations used for filming: Scicli, Ragusa, Donnalucata, Punta Secca and Pisciotto. Backdrop sopraffini corners full of history, between wild nature and cloves of Baroque.
wine and gastronomy
The culinary arts:
Sicily has an extraordinary heritage, cuisine and wine. Among the wines and flavors of the Val di Noto are countless products that have obtained quality labels, such as PDO, DOC and IGP. Among the major wines how not to mention the Moscato di Noto and Nero d'Avola and Cerasuolo. Among the best known of Sicilian pastry products, giurgiulena delicious sesame seed nougat, or NOUGAT ALMOND, sweet typical of the Christmas period. The GRANITE are perfect to combine taste and naturalness in freshness. The notorious and irresistible SICILIANS CANNOLI or RICOTTA CHEESE'S CASSATINE.
In Modica it is produced the 'MODICA CHOCOLATE' following an ancient recipe that dates back to the time of the Aztecs.
Among the products of the earth, the Pistachio of Bronte, the oil of the Iblei Mountains, the famous Pachino tomatoes, Caciocavallo Ragusa, the sweet citrus fruits, prickly pear and almond of Avola.
OASI VENDICARI, a place of rare beauty dominated by a wild and unspoiled nature, privileged stop of many different species of birds. Within this area is located in Calamosche, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.