Amazing World in Pictures - Blog

Amazing world in pictures brings you free photos from almost every corner of the world. You will also find on this site a lot of written texts presenting you with interesting facts related to the objects on the photos, as well as comments and personal reflections...

May 21, 2017

Isola Bella | Taormina's Paradise Island

Isola Bella – a little paradise located near Taormina thanks to its fantastic landscape as well as impressive history is often referred to as a Pearl of Ionic Sea…

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May 14, 2017

Canyon Cavagrande del Cassibile | Sicilian Nature

Cavagrande del Cassibile – It is a spectacular canyon about 6 miles long and 1000 to 1600 feet deep carved in limestone rocks by waters of Cassibile River

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May 01, 2017

Zingaro Nature Reserve | Sicilian Nature Parks

Zingaro Nature Reserve is a hilly coastal area stretched between beach-resort San Vito lo Capo and picturesque village Scopello near the Gulf of Castellammare

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Apr 29, 2017

Sicilian Nature Parks

Over zillion of years Sicily was shaped by the Mother Nature and today her hand can be seen in dramatic scenery, hilly landscapes - often protected as national nature parks

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Apr 23, 2017

Sicilian Baroque | West-European Influence

Sicilian Baroque took the island by storm when after the 1693 earthquake cities like Messina, Catania, Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Ragusa Ibla were rising from rubbles …

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Apr 06, 2017

Villa Romana Mosaics | Guided Tour

Villa Romana del Casale – Guided tour of an ancient residential complex with an amazing collection of floor mosaics representing scenes from the life of Roman upper-class

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Apr 05, 2017

Villa Romana del Casale | Ancient Roman Mosaics

Villa Romana del Casale – ancient residential complex with an extraordinary collection of floor mosaics representing daily life of rich Roman patrician

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Feb 23, 2017

Norman Kingdom of Sicily | Rediscover Sicilian Past

The conquer of Sicily by King Roger 1st ended millennia long dominance of Mediterranean cultures and brought the island under the wings of West-European influence….

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Feb 22, 2017

Sicily under control of Arabs | Rediscover Sicilian Past

The control of Sicily by Arabs coincided with the Golden Age of their civilization; they brought with them the progress, knowledge and flourishing culture….

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Feb 18, 2017

Sicily under Byzantine Influence | Rediscover Sicilian Past

Taking the control of Sicily in 6th century AD, Byzantium did not act as a conqueror, but rather as the promoter of continuity of Greek and Roman cultures….

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Feb 13, 2017

Ancient Roman Sicily | Rediscover Sicilian Past

Ancient Roman Sicily - trip to island’s past as part of Roman Empire, numerous amphitheaters, baths and marvelous mosaics in luxurious villa near Piazza Armerina...

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Feb 12, 2017

Ancient Phoenician Sicily | Rediscover Sicilian Past

Unfortunately not much survived in Sicily from the time when Phoenicians established their colony on the west coast of the island….

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Feb 09, 2017

Visit Sicily | Across millennia of cultures

Sicily across millennia - from ancient Pheonicians, Greeks and Romans, through medieval Byzantine, Islamic and Norman times to west-European influence..

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Feb 09, 2017

Ancient Greek’s Sicily | Rediscover Sicilian Past

On the path of ancient Greek presence in Sicily - from Syracuse and Taormina to Selinunte and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento

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Feb 05, 2017

Chiesa Santa Maria della Catena | Palermo’s Top Sites

The church of Santa Maria della Catena designed by one of greatest Sicilian architects Matteo Carnilivari beautifully reflects complexity of local history and religious beliefs.

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Feb 02, 2017

Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia at Mt. Pellegrino was built by grateful Palermitans in the cave where it is believed she spent her solitary years as a hermit…

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Jan 29, 2017

Castle La Cuba | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s royal residence Castle La Cuba is an example of 12th century Sicilian architecture combining Romanesque and Arabic-Fatimid styles….

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Jan 28, 2017

Quattro Canti | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s famous Quattro Canti (Plaza of Four Corners) reflects the past glory of Sicily’s Royal capital and historical importance of the intersection of its two main streets

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Jan 25, 2017

Botanical Garden | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s Botanical Garden is a reminiscence of past centuries with its rough look and an apparent luck of “symmetry”, but it is ideal to detach from the hectic city life….

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Jan 25, 2017

Capuchin Catacombs | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s Capuchin Catacombs are final resting place for some 8,000 bodies, most of them perfectly dressed, some standing, some sitting, others lying down on “shelves” or in open coffins.

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Jan 23, 2017

Cathedral | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s 12th century Cathedral combining Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical styles with Islamic decorative art beautifully reflects Sicilian architectural and artistic trends

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Jan 20, 2017

International Museum of Puppets | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Founded in 1975 by Antonio Pasqualino, museum with more than 3,500 Sicilian marionettes and puppets from all over the world houses Forgotten World of Fantasy….

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Jan 16, 2017

Church St. John of the Hermits | Top Sites to see in Palermo

The 12th century Church of St. Joseph of the Hermits is probably one of the most “mysterious” architectural and religious complexes still existing in Palermo.

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Jan 15, 2017

Church Mortarana | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Church of St. Mary (Chiesa Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio) founded in 12th century by George of Antioch is a beautiful example of Byzantine architecture with Arabic flavors….

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Jan 13, 2017

Church San Cataldo | Top Sites to see in Palermo

Palermo’s 12th Century Church San Cataldo is a great example of Moorish influence on early Norman architecture and art in Sicily…

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