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...

Dec 10, 2017

Sicily Top Tourist Destinations

Sicily is an open book of history of humanity: find best tourist destinations, explore architectural treasuries, castles, palaces, museums, feel vibes of old cities and the glorious past….

Continue reading "Sicily Top Tourist Destinations"

Dec 08, 2017

Piazza Armerina | Top Places to See in Sicily

Piazza Armerina nestled on hills in Province of Enna has roots in Roman times, it’s “clock was restarted” in 1163 with construction of new town after destruction of previous settlements by Normans

Continue reading "Piazza Armerina | Top Places to See in Sicily"

Nov 26, 2017

Sperlinga Castle in the Rock | Visit Sicily

Sperlinga Castle in the Rock is one of the most unique structures in Europe as most of it is hidden “under the rock”, few visible additions make it looking like a “Tip of an iceberg”.

Continue reading "Sperlinga Castle in the Rock | Visit Sicily"

Nov 19, 2017

Nicosia – City of Barons | Top Sites to See in Sicily

Nicosia - located in landscape of green hills and valleys, nicknamed City of Barons for its wealth, prestige and nobility still shows evidence of its past magnificence.

Continue reading "Nicosia – City of Barons | Top Sites to See in Sicily"

Nov 12, 2017

Aidone-Morgantina | Top Sites to See in Sicily

Aidone – 12th century Sicilian city next to ruins of ancient Greek’s Morgantina today brings thousands of tourists to its historical and archeological sites.

Continue reading "Aidone-Morgantina | Top Sites to See in Sicily"

Oct 29, 2017

Sanctuary Papardura | What to see in Enna

The Sanctuary Papardura, built in 17th century at the outskirts of Enna encompasses the cave where the sacred painting of Crucifix was found in early 1600’s.

Continue reading "Sanctuary Papardura | What to see in Enna"

Oct 16, 2017

Church Montesalvo | Visiting Sicily - Enna

Montesalvo religious complex offers an atmosphere of peace and serenity – worthy of its original convent’s vocation and needed for tourists to “temporarily” escape from the crowds.

Continue reading "Church Montesalvo | Visiting Sicily - Enna"

Oct 14, 2017

Church of San Marco | Visit Sicilian Enna

Church of St. Mark in Enna, was built in 17th century as part of Carmelites’ complex; unpretentious from the outside, interior displays rich Baroque decorations

Continue reading "Church of San Marco | Visit Sicilian Enna"

Oct 08, 2017

Cathedral – Mother Church | Top Sites to see in Enna

Enna’s Cathedral was built by Queen Eleanor of Anjou in early 14th century on ruins of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Proserpine

Continue reading "Cathedral – Mother Church | Top Sites to see in Enna"

Oct 06, 2017

Lombardy Castle | Top Sites to See in Enna

Enna’s Lombardy Castle was built on the footprints of earlier fortresses in 12th century by Normans to serve as a Royal summer residence…

Continue reading "Lombardy Castle | Top Sites to See in Enna"

Oct 05, 2017

Rock of Ceres | Top Sites in Enna - Sicily

Rock of Ceres in Enna is all that we can now see at the place when once upon the time flourished the Temple of Ceres – Roman Goddess of Harvest and Fertility

Continue reading "Rock of Ceres | Top Sites in Enna - Sicily"

Sep 17, 2017

Top Sites to See in Enna | Visit Sicily

Enna, also known as “King’s Nest” due to its location at the top of the hill for millennia dominated Sicilian political, military and agricultural landscape….

Continue reading "Top Sites to See in Enna | Visit Sicily"

Aug 27, 2017

San Vito lo Capo | Sicilian Beaches

Sicilian San Vito lo Capo – an idyllic place combining sandy beaches, fresh breeze and shallow sea waters with fantastic nearby Underwater World of caves and rock formations

Continue reading "San Vito lo Capo | Sicilian Beaches"

Aug 23, 2017

Top Sites to See in Marsala | Visit Sicily

Marsala with its roots and glory going back to Phoenicians offers architectural and cultural attractions spanning millennia of its history, Florio Winery is just one more place to visit

Continue reading "Top Sites to See in Marsala | Visit Sicily"

Aug 20, 2017

Sicily - Stagnone Lagoon | Mozia Nature Reserve

Stagnone Lagoon with its shallow sea waters, unique eco-system, chessboard of salt-pans dotted with windmills, painted by stunning colors at sunsets makes truly a magical place …

Continue reading "Sicily - Stagnone Lagoon | Mozia Nature Reserve"

Aug 16, 2017

Top Sites to See in Erice | Discovering Sicily

Erice – walking tour across the medieval town explores its secrets, discovers historical monuments like Torretta Pepoli, Castle of Venus, revives legends and myths….

Continue reading "Top Sites to See in Erice | Discovering Sicily"

Jul 24, 2017

Erice Medieval Stone Village | Discovering Sicily

Erice – a living memory of Medieval Past with deep roots in ancient civilizations is perched on the top of lonely Monte San Giuliano next to Trapani.

Continue reading "Erice Medieval Stone Village | Discovering Sicily"

Jun 21, 2017

Top Sites to See in Trapani | Visiting Sicily

Trapani founded by elusive Elymians, then over millennia ruled by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Europeans now offers the best brought by all these civilizations ….

Continue reading "Top Sites to See in Trapani | Visiting Sicily"

Jun 11, 2017

Taormina Top Sites | Visit Sicily

Taormina – the city connecting our times with ancient Greek and Roman past offers incredible charm, remarkable monuments, view on Ionic Sea and majestic Etna….

Continue reading "Taormina Top Sites | Visit Sicily"

Jun 11, 2017

Alcantara Gorge Park | Sicilian Nature

Alcantara Gorge (Gole dell’Alcantara) is an amazing stretch of landscape located not far from another Sicilian jewel - Taormina.

Continue reading "Alcantara Gorge Park | Sicilian Nature"

Jun 04, 2017

Vendicari Nature Reserve | Sicilian Nature

Vendicari is an extraordinary example of wetland’s ecosystem, great habitat for migrating birds and an archeological site with traces of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

Continue reading "Vendicari Nature Reserve | Sicilian Nature"

May 28, 2017

Pantalica World Heritage Site | Sicilian Nature

Pantalica - vast area of spectacular gorges cut by the water, archeological site of megalithic structures, burial caves and extraordinary flora is listed as World Heritage Site.

Continue reading "Pantalica World Heritage Site | Sicilian Nature"

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…

Continue reading "Isola Bella | Taormina's Paradise Island"

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

Continue reading "Canyon Cavagrande del Cassibile | Sicilian Nature"

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

Continue reading "Zingaro Nature Reserve | Sicilian Nature Parks"

I hope that you will find something interesting among the pages listed above. Maybe "this something" will inspire you to read more, maybe you will decide to pack-up and explore the world on your own. Maybe "this something" will just bring smile on your face?

Top of the Page

Dear Visitor: help

If you have any questions and/or suggestions regarding this website please contact us using the following form:

Yours truly

Contact us