Vizzini lies on the southern border of the province of Catania, surrounded by the typical landscape of Iblei Mounts. It was one the most ancient settlements in Sicily, over the centuries it has suffered many dominations leaving a considerable art heritage that can be seen nowadays despite the catastrophic earthquake of 1693. Exquisite churches and palaces are scattered along the steep streets climbing the mounts, their baroque style merges with rural buildings' style from early XX century.
Among the most famous attractions we recommend the visit of “Duomo di San Gregorio Magno”, “Basilica di San Giovanni Battista”, the “Madonna Bianca” inside“Chiesa Santa Maria di Gesù”, and the staircase in the main square with its ceramic painted stair risers.
Vizzini is also the birthplace of Giovanni Verga, the famous writer father of Italian Verismo.Squares and narrow streets are the setting of some of the most important novels of Verga, such as Cavalleria rusticana ( Rustic Chivalry), Mastro don Gesualdo, La Lupa, Storia di una capinera ( History of a capinera ). Many inscriptionson city walls recall these novels. The town's vertical design offers superb views, from the upper side of the town a parched panorama merges with the view of the centenary roof tiles, giving a feeling of traveling back in time.