From what I’ve heard this whole part of Sicily is really something special in terms of photography. I’ve seen quite a few photos that support this as well. Unfortunately for me getting around wasn’t so easy with trains down and the bus that was supposed to fill in not being so reliable… so, I’ll have to wait and see about the other towns another time. The ones I really want to see still are Modica and Ragusa, but I’m thinking this might be a great place to rent a car and explore quite a bit more.
The architecture is just amazing in Scicli. There are a lot of churches and the view from the abandoned church up on the hill is just breathtaking. I love the tile roofs and views of the caves surrounding the town.
The people were so nice too! I think they’re very used to tourists, at least in the center where I spent almost all my time, and definitely made me feel welcome. I’m sure it helps that it is connected to a long-running Italian TV show; Inspector Montalbano. I’m not sure of all the details, I’ve read that the show takes place in a fictional city and is filmed in various places, but at least the police station in the show is actually in Scicli, the town hall.