Scicli

ScicliIf you watched the Italian battle ax gave “Commissioner Montelbano” some of the landscapes in Scicli may seem familiar. In the Sicilian town were filmed some scenes in the film. Scicli is one of the Sicilian baroque towns included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, but often remained outside the routes of tourists at the expense of the more popular neighbors Modica, Ragusa and Noto.

Like another Italian city – Matera years ago Scicli was composed mostly of rock-carved dwellings. Their last inhabitants left them in the 50s of last century. Unfortunately, today the rock houses are not suitable for visits by tourists and far from compelling atmosphere of Matera.

Main street “Francesco Mormina Pena” is advertised as the most beautiful baroque street in the world. Even if you have not visited all the baroque streets of the planet you can not help but notice the exquisite atmosphere that transports you 300-400 years ago. Palaces, churches, buildings, old Sicilians who sell vegetables or whatever else produced – Scicli will bewitch you. The reason for the high a concentration of Baroque architecture is the earthquake of 1693, when more than 3,000 residents of Scicli killed and the city was razed to the ground. They were then re-built in the Sicilian Baroque style.

Commissioner Montalbano
On “Francesco Mormina Pena” is the police station of the series. Of scenes from the movie will also recognize the City of Scicli and the building of the Palazzo Iacono.