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Seeking Ruins in Sicily

by Lesley Peterson

From Rome’s Colosseum to the eerie remains of Pompeii, there’s no better destination for photographers in search of ancient ruins than Italy. The patina of time lies especially thick in Sicily, where architectural remains include those left by Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Saracens and the noble families of Medieval Italy. Sicily even has modern ruins to explore. Old state road SS119 climbs into the vineyards and olive groves above the Valle del Belice in southwest Sicily. Here you can wander the ruins caused by one of the island’s biggest natural disasters, a catastrophic earthquake that destroyed several towns in January 1968, including Poggioreale and Gibellina.
 

Seeking Ruins in Sicily

 

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