Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte

Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte, Ispica

Palazzo Bruno di Belmonte
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,702 contributions
Incredible area especially the flight of 3300 steps needed to fetch daily water from the valley
May 2019
The hilltown of Ispica retains a small baroque core worth a detour for visiting the charming, elliptical Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, concealed within a maze of modern housing but specifically for the splendid Art Nouveau exterior of this palace, the seat of local council. Ipsica lies at the head of a limestone gorge honeycombed with rock-cut tombs and dwellings. It forms part of the Parco Archeologico della Forza which is along a well-marked path that takes in ancient cave dwellings, catacombs converted stables and cave churches. Habitation stopped after the earthquake of 1693 and there are remains of the 3300 steps, now eroded, that would have been used to fetch water from the valley.
Written 15 August 2019
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