A Lady in the Rough

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A pearl set in the midst of an ancient gorge, San Bartolomeo Church in Scicli is a sublime example of Sicilian late Baroque. The church’s dome sits proudly like an elegantly dressed woman donned for the ball in the midst of rugged cliffs and antique homes carved out of caves. Realized by Syracusean architect Salvatore Alì after the devastating earthquake of 1693, San Bartolomeo is included in the Sicilian Baroque towns of the Val di Noto UNESCO World Heritage site.

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