10 Things to Do in Scicli That You Shouldn't Miss

March 5, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Ragusa, and 308 kilometres (191 mi) from Palermo, and has a population (2017) of 27,101. Alongside seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it has been listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Restaurants in Scicli

1. Gli Aromi Sicily

Contrada Santa Rosalia, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 348 719 7853
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5 based on 359 reviews

Gli Aromi Sicily

From over 20 years "gli AROMI" deals with the production and marketing of officinal plants and aromatic herbs, focusing on endemic species of the sicilian coast and in particular of the iblea area. The firm produces more than 150 different varieties using traditional methods.At the firm are organized real fragrance journey, tastings and tours for the custermers. Besides the sale in vase, we propose fresh packed aromas for high cookery. We shoot for to increase the product range, obtaining quality and excellence of the spiciese already produced, and also suggest guide tours for visitors. The tour includes a ride in the firm illustrating all the varietiese of the herbs and possible using.

Reviewed By Malteser_73 - Island of Malta, Malta

Very interesting visit which included a trip round the garden full of various herbs followed by typical Sicialn food while looking at a wonderful sunset. Visited three times and I would go again any time !

2. Scicli

97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 0932 839111
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Scicli

Reviewed By GavenKent

This became our favourite town and a great place to start a day exploring the area. We stayed near Punta Secca and spent a lot of time on the secluded beach near Sampieri. Scicli was a short drive away. From the Montalbano locations and it's winding streets to fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants it became our go to place to start any exploring of the area. Visited the town four times and barely scratches the surface but grew to love the place. Well worth a visit and well worth the drive from Punta Secca. It's a short drive away from the coast too. Loved it there.

3. A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu

Via Timponello 37 | Parco Archeologico Chiafura, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 329 069 5483
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu

Reviewed By Lorraine G - Yonkers, New York

Luckily I was with someone who spoke fluent Italian and Sicilian so I could understand what Ron Carmelu was explaining about the way his grandfather and other people in the town lived. For me, learning about how they lived was the highlight of the day!

4. Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Via Mormino Penna, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Reviewed By Steve_of_N21 - London, United Kingdom

This jewel of Sicilian Baroque is located on the pedestrianised Via Penna just along from the town hall. The wonderful exterior architecture dates from the 1760’s and the interior decorations, such as stucco and gilding date from 1854.
It’s worth visiting just for the ceiling decoration alone, and although a lot smaller than the Dormas in Modica and Ragusa it is just as impressive inside.

5. Sampieri

Miramare, 97018 Sampieri, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 366 595 9273
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4.5 based on 275 reviews

Sampieri

Reviewed By Albia-Newton - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

A lovely quiet little town with a great beach.
Nothing fancy, but a good place to find a quiet spot of sand and sun.
A good beach for young children as it has a very gentle shelf into the sea.
Nice ice cream shop near the beach as well !

6. La Fornace Penna

Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

La Fornace Penna

Reviewed By Steve_of_N21 - London, United Kingdom

As mentioned below La Fornace Penna is an evocative ruined brick factory that doubles as a the Mannara ruined tuna fishery in certain episodes of the Montelbano Detective series.
On a couple of early evenings we parked the car by La Fornace Penna, accessible from a turning by a set of unused traffic lights just before Marina Di Modica and then strolled the surf to Sampieri and back.
On both occasions it was a magical couple of hours but it is really made special by the evening sun and the back drop of the commanding Mannara on the return leg.

7. Gabinetto del Sindaco (Sala Montalbano)

Via Francesco Mormina Penna, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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4 based on 151 reviews

Gabinetto del Sindaco (Sala Montalbano)

Reviewed By misterpastry - Liverpool

We visited Scicli on a day trip from Modica.
It's a beautiful town which deserves many more visitors.
We've never watched a full episode of either the original Montalbano series, or the Young Montalbano. However - because we were in town, we visited this place, which in real life is the mayor's office.
We had a 15 minute tour with a town hall employee - and she was very informative about all things Sicilian, not just Montalbano. Her English was good.
I'll be honest - unless you're a Montalbano fan, you'll be thinking: 'so what' if you visit here. However, for 2 euro each it's an inexpensive attraction. And for a couple more euro, you an buy a combination ticket which gets you into a nearby palace and church.
Definitely visit Scicli: it's up there with Ragusa and Noto in the baroque beauty stakes. Don't just visit here because of Montalbano.

8. Antica Farmacia Cartia

Via Mormino Penna, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 338 861 4973
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Antica Farmacia Cartia

Reviewed By adevoti - Buckinghamshire

This beautiful old building in the UNESCO World Heritage street Via Mormino Penna has been taken over by the cultural organisation TANIT following the relocation of the existing pharmacy. The young people who make up this organisation have faithfully reassembled the lovely old pharmaceutical jars and other artefacts into the windowed antique cabinets and have realised a fascinating insight into a pharmacy of bygone times. White foam can be seen erupted from one container. A member of TANIT is on hand to give the history of the building and to explain its contents. A well spent €1 provides a most interesting glimpse of the past and the medicines of the time in an environment considerably more attractive and atmospheric than any modern equivalent. It is also an indication of what can be done with love and enthusiasm by young people to conserve a part of their history and culture.

9. Museo del Costume

Via Francesco Mormino Penna 65, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy +39 334 365 8158
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Museo del Costume

Opened to visitors since 2007, the Museum of Costume is situated on the groundfloor of a former convent in Mormina Penna Street in the historical centre of Scicli which is UNESCO town. The Museum is made up of 6 sections which are renewed periodically, offering a complete historical frame of the Costumes in the Hyblean area supplied with documentary evidence and, also generally, regarding Sicily and the Mediterranean territory.

Reviewed By Michael D

Pretty small collection but very distinctive. Mostly 19th and 20th century clothing with a nice collection of kitchen utensils tucked in the back. The photos--especially the wedding photos--were very interesting to see. Easily worth the 2 euro price of admission, though not much more.

10. Cava d'Aliga

Via Frine, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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4 based on 88 reviews

Cava d'Aliga

Reviewed By fatbobgrooven - London

There's really very little to do Cava D'Aglia - and that's why we liked it. We tried a few of the Beaches in the area but kept coming back to the bay in the centre of the village - the water was so clean there were even fishes by the beach.

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