Lighthouse Sea Hotel, Sicily: Syracuse building design by Arhitects Dana Tudor, Ileana Balan and Nastase Dragos – stark white architecture rising out of the rough stone landscape, functioning like a tightly knit town.
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Design: Atelier qbe3 architects
The Maddalena peninsula is a rare architectural and landscape quality system, subject to constraints in 2004 with the establishment of Protected Marine Area.
Design: OFL Architecture
Zighizaghi is a multi-sensorial urban garden created by OFL Architecture that stems from a collaboration with the client Milia Arredamenti and Farm Cultural Park.
There is not much contemporary architecture on the island but buildings of note are an intervention in Palermo by Carlo Scarpa, Palermo’s department store and a massive modern church building in Siracusa. We cover completed Sicilian buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Sicily.
Compared to major Italian cities such as Rome or Venice the capital city of Sicily is much less touristy, for us that was mostly an advantage but might not be to everyone’s taste.
If you enjoy historic architecture the city will be very attractive, in fact it has been really successful at retaining its patina – both the historic streets and spaces of the four old quarters but also the texture of the stone paving and building facades. Essentially it is a well preserved ancient city, once part of the Roman Empire.