Scicli is in the Ragusa province of Sicily. The city is one of the eight "Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto" listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The small town of Scicli is located in the southeast of Sicily and situated among the Iblei hills of Ragusa. The city sits in a valley at the confluence of the Fiume Irmino and three other rivers (which, however, dry out in the summer). The town is within 6 miles from the small sea-side villages of Plaja Grande, Donnalucata, Cava D'Aliga and Sampieri. Scicli was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1693 and was rebuilt in the style of the Sicilian Baroque, leading to many of its architectural attractions.

Get in

By plane

By train

By bus

Bus connections are served by the Azienda Siciliana Trasporti (AST) in the south of the province of Ragusa, and especially towards Modica.

By car

From the A18 Messina - Syracuse (which currently ends at Rosolini), Scicli can be reached via SS115 which makes a sharp turn into Ispica and heads toward Modica.

From the SS115, getting to Scicli is best achieved by taking the SP42. If coming directly from the city center of Modica, the SP54 can be used. A star-shaped network of provincial roads connect Scicli with the environment; you can take the SP40 from Sampieri and SP39 from Donnalucata on the coast.

By boat

In the coastal towns near Scicli, only Donnalucata has a marina. Pozzallo in the east serves as a trading port and also has speedboat connections with Malta.

Get around

By Foot

Scicli is a small town and most places are within walking distance (less than 2 miles) of one another. The terrain can be quite steep, so good walking shoes are recommended.

By Bus

There area is serviced by the AST bus system. It should be noted that there are not many bus stops within the town.


Saint Matteo Church (Chiesa di San Matteo)
Saint Matteo Church (Chiesa di San Matteo)
Saint John the Evangelist Church (Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista)
Interior view of Saint John the Evangelist Church (Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista)
Church of Saint Bartolomeo (Chiesa di San Bartolomeo)
Church of the Rosary (Chiesa del Rosario)

Castles and Palaces





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