La felicità – Canova (Avete ragione tutti, 2016)
16 Marzo 2018
“L’hai mai provata, la felicità? L’hai mai provata, la felicità? L’hai mai trovata, la felicità?
Today we woke up bright and early to embark on the longest trip of our trip in Sicily, traveling from Porto Empedocle to visit the city of Ragusa. This was one of my favorite cities to visit, as it was located at the top of a hillside and was the home of one of the most aesthetically pleasing cathedrals I have ever laid my eyes on, the Duomo di San Giorgio. This part of Ragusa is known as Ragusa Ibla, due to the fact that after a devastating earthquake in the late 17th century destroyed the city of Ragusa, after its reconstruction it was divided into two parts, one being Ragusa alta just above Ragusa Ilba. This is one of the many cities recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites, due to their prominent Baroque structures (see image of the Duomo San Giorgio). A beautiful city definitely worth a visit!
Soon after leaving Ragusa, we headed to the next city on our list: Noto, another city recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its Baroque structures. This city was also one of my favorite cities to visit, as it was once again very aesthetically pleasing and calming as well. Noto was once a single city, but just like Ragusa was split into two after the 17th century earthquake, the highest and newest part being the site we visited. Noto also has a very important history both before and after the unification of Italy in the mid-19th century. One of the main historical landmarks that earned Noto its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site is the Basilica di San Nicolò, a beautiful basilica with prominent Baroque features.
Today has been one of my favorite days and one in which I have felt random surges of happiness throughout the day, not sure why, but I’ll run with it! :)