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This church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is located next to the Clock Tower and faces out onto Piazza IX Aprile. A double staircase, with a balustrade of Syracuse stone, leads up to the entrance.
The gable façade in the baroque style, has a large central portal that leads into the church, and two small side portals, of which the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

The first part of this medieval palace was built in the 10th century, when Arabs conquered the city from Byzantine Imperium. It was a cube-shaped tower that was used for defending the town.
The tower was extended in the 13rd and 14th century assuming the current characteristic mix of styles: Arabic (the tower), Norman (the fifteenth-century hall where the Parliamentary [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

The Palazzo Duchi S. Stafano is located on the Via de Spuches right next to the town gate Porta Catania in Taormina.
It was the residence of the spanish aritocratic family De Spuches, dukes of Santo Stefano. The palazzo was built in the 14th century and exhibites fine examples of Sicilian Romanesque and Gothic style, fitted with Arabic-Norman [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2020

MUSCÀ – The Museum of Sicilian Cart invites you to discover its exclusive collection of Sicilian carts. A true icon of island folklore that arouses the curiosity of anyone who visits this land. Immerse yourself in keys, spindles and harnesses that will make you take a trip in the most authentic Sicilian tradition. The exhibition [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 20th 2020

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2020

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 5th 2020

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2019

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