Sea Dragons on a Beautiful Port

These ceramic tiles border the wall where it meets the roof of a palazzo in Porticello. “Porticello,” meaning “beautiful port,” is a fishing village that is part of the larger town of Santa Flavia. Note the sea-dragon-like creatures featured on the tiles which were probably created in the mid-late 19th century. #ceramics #ceramica #ceramic #ceramiche…

Caltagirone Designs for Ceramic Floor, Noto.

Ceramic majolica-tile floor (style: from Caltigirone) of the nuns’ quarters of the Baroque era Chiesa di Santa Chiara in Noto. #chiesasantachiara #noto #siracusa #ceramics #ceramica #ceramic #ceramiche #tiles #tile #majolica #maiolica #pavimento #floor #art #design #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicily_tourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #igfriends_sicilia #gf_italy #ig_italy…

Ceramic Heads in Sicily

Throughout Sicily you’ll see these large ceramic busts of kings, queens, and more common, Moors. It’s a popular decoration seen on terraces and garden balconies, or topping gate-pillars. The owners fill the majolica vases with flowers or other plants. Personally, I’ve found them to be creepy because, it is exactly what it looks like: a…

This “ristorantino” (little restaurant-pub, as it’s called by the owner) in Santa Flavia possesses a tiled floor in a design-style that was common in Sicily in the 19th and early 20th centuries. #experiencesicily #santaflavia #palermo #sicily #ceramics #ceramica #ceramic #tiles #tile #majolica #maiolica #pavimento #floor #art #design #osteria #trattoria #sicilia #sizilien #siciliabedda #italy #italia #italien…