Scicli is located at the confluence of three valleys, namely Val di Modica, Santa Maria la Nova and St. Bartholomew, known locally as Cave.

The baroque has brought the city the privilege of being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the other towns of Val di Noto.

The monuments date back to the eighteenth century, when the city was rebuilt in Baroque style. The center is characterized by the superb churches and magnificent palaces in pure eighteenth-century style.

To be seen:

  • Palazzo Beneventano, showing two elegantly prospects, bulging balustrades decorated with fantastic animals;
  • Palazzo Fava, elegant baroque balconies decorated with griffins and monsters of medieval style and Mannerist;
  • Palazzo Spadaro unmistakable curved prospectus and home to contemporary exhibitions;
  • St. Bartholomew Church the Apostle is a treasure chest, the facade tower built in the nineteenth century. The original core of the church dates from the fifteenth century, and the interior of a Greek cross, has a single nave with a valuable stucco cycle realized in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;
  • St. John the Evangelist Church is a true play of lines with the facade with the concave and convex face of three orders, which refers to the influence of Borromini. Stucco and decorations are nineteenth century;
  • On St. Matthew hill stand a castle ruins probably built on an earlier Byzantine fort, fortification that made the ancient settlement difficult to conquer. The Arabs laid siege to the old center, and the documentation you can record the likely presence of a more extensive system of fortifications, which allowed the survival and security of the people of the place thanks to rock nature and very difficult to be conquered area iblea.