The Iblean Mountains of southeastern Sicily, pictured in the background, hold the energy of many ancient peoples. The most significant prior to the arrival of the Greeks, were the Siculi (Sicels in English), who historians believe arrived in Sicily from the middle of the Italic penisula circa 1200 BCE. The limestone Iblean (or Hyblean) mountains…
The baroque city of Ragusa Ibla, Sicily as seen from the Iblean Mountain countryside
My last days in Sicily during this visit were full of nature and inspired beauty and appointments to research new accommodations and discuss programming for 2020 and beyond. In sum, very busy! First report: I was so fortunate to hike for two days outside of Ragusa in the Cava della Misericordia and the Cava d’Ispica….
Live from Sicily! It’s been a fantastic few days with not a moment to post about the adventures that have greeted me. For now, here’s a glimpse of the Duomo di San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla. More to come!
Roofs from the Late-Baroque Era reconstructed town of Ragusa Ibla, Sicily. Ragusa Ibla is part of the Val di Noto, multi-town-group UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta)