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Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in 2015, blog, Nature & Culture, photos, places to visit, slideshowpics | 0 comments

Sicily by night!

Sicily by night!

The winter period, when it gets dark early in the day, is the perfect time to enjoy “Sicily by night”! We have selected several evening and night photos for you.

In the evening, most towns and cities are beautifully illuminated, as you can see in the photos of Caltabellotta, Agira and Giardini Naxos:

The town of Caltabellotta

The town of Caltabellotta

The town of Agira

The town of Agira

Giardini-Naxos with Mount Etna in the background

Giardini-Naxos with Mount Etna in the background

A nightly eruption of Mount Etna:

A nightly eruption of Mount Etna

A nightly eruption of Mount Etna

A colorful sight on Mount Etna

A colorful sight on Mount Etna

In yellow-lit Ortigia you can go for a lovely stroll and breathe the historic atmosphere of this old town center of Syracuse:

Ortigia, the old town center of Syracuse, in Sicily by night

Ortigia, the old town center of Syracuse, in Sicily

Taking a walk in Ortigia

Taking a walk in Ortigia

In the various harbors on the island, the fishing boats are waiting for the Sicilian fishermen to leave early in the morning to catch some fresh fish.

Fishing boats in the harbor of Sciacca

Fishing boats in the harbor of Sciacca

The harbor of Castellammare del Golfo, in Sicily by night

The harbor of Castellammare del Golfo by night

In the evening, all places of interest are lit, like The castle of Venus and the Torretta Pepoli in Erice

The castle of Venus and the Torretta Pepoli in Erice

The castle of Venus and the Torretta Pepoli in Erice

and the theaters in Palermo:

The beautifully lit Teatro Massimo in Palermo

The beautifully lit Teatro Massimo in Palermo

The Teatro Politeama in Palermo

The Teatro Politeama in Palermo

In the southeast and baroque part of Sicily, you’ll find beautifully lit baroque churches, like the Cathedral of Modica:

The baroque Cathedral of Modica

The baroque Cathedral of Modica

In the famous Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, you can admire the temples by night:

The temple of Juno in Agrigento

The temple of Juno in Agrigento

The Concordia temple in the Valley of the temples

The Concordia temple in the Valley of the temples

We conclude with a photo of the Ligny tower in Trapani. This fort was built in 1671 on the orders of the Captain General of the Kingdom of Sicily Claude Lamoral, prince of Ligne (Belgium), during the Spanish domination of Sicily. The tower was built to defend the city against the incursions of Barbary (North African) pirates. Until 1861 there were still cannons on the roof of the building. During World War II anti-aircraft artillery on the roof was used to shoot down enemy planes.

The Ligny toren in trapani, in Sicily by night

The Ligny toren in trapani

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