The spur of Forza, which is at the end of Cava Ispica, represents an ancient Fortalitium that is a natural fortress where prehistoric, Greek and Roman remains merge with the ruins of the medieval town destroyed by 1693 earthquake. The marquise palace and the old Annunziata’s church dominate the cliff whose sides are full of rocky diggings where you can see troglodytical dwellings, rocky churches, oil mills, mills and tanneries, that were used up to the 1950s. Afterwards, we will walk towards the old town centre of Ispica, where you will admire two eighteenth-century Sicilian masterpieces: the late Baroque church of Saint Mary Major, which stands out among other monuments, with its opposite colonnade that was designed by architect Francesco Sinatra; and the pictorial complex by Olivio Sozzi. Belmonte’s Palace, which was projected by the Liberty genius Ernesto Basile, will be our final destination.
Walking around Ispica among archaeological, Baroque, and Liberty monuments
- Also available in Spanish and French
- Duration 4 hours
- Price per group from € 180,00
The above-mentioned price does not include transport to and from the location.
The above-mentioned price does not include the entrance ticket to the monuments and the museums, where required.