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Ville de Burgio

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Ville de Burgio

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Hitchcock2 wrote a review Oct 2018
Wolfenbuettel364 contributions153 helpful votes
It took me a while to get onto the site to review Burgio, obviously not a destination one heads for, more the pity. This little picturesque town boasts one of the oldest ceramic makers in Sicily, the family Caravella where we met the grandfather, father and daughter all busy with the production of their sand coloured and green ceramics. One of the oldest bell foundries in italy can be found here down a little side street, we followed our ears to where the bellmaker was testing the sound of the bells he had just made. There is also the Capucin Convent where 44 mumies are displayed. After the overkill in Palermo they were slightly less gruesome and displayed in a more dignified manner. Added to which the church displays objects used by the missionary priest Andrea who came from the town. All in all an absolutely non touristy and very pretty town. Maybe one should not praise it too highly or it will become more popular
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Trevor A wrote a review May 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom116 contributions51 helpful votes
This village/town really is set on a hillside. Tiny steep roads, castle ruins and homes set so close together it seems impossible to drive between them - but, with practice it becomes possible. Firendly, non tourist and wonderful to see. Great views, lovely churches but it is difficult to find them open. Wonderful limestione nature resrve on the hills above the village - not signposted but well worth looking (or asking) for. We saw a wide range of linmestone loving butterflies and flora as well and a wide variety of birds. There is a small supermarket, a butcher, fishmonger, hardware stoire - several bars and pizza outlets; a rotisserie and several other local stores. There is a bus service, a bell foundary and ceramic centre worth a visit. In summer walkers predominate in the nature reserve which is unpublicised but well worth a visit. Many historic sites and great beaches are nearby - all wiothin about an hour of driving. We stayed at Casa Dei Sognia where the hosts provided daily information and guidance which was most helpful in finding our way about and in identifying local places of interest. Ruins, temples, churches, beaches, shopping, markets, places to eat, best routes - and routes to avoid or take with care!
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Date of experience: May 2015
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