The apartment is newly renovated, with a modern bath and kitchen enhanced by the original stone walls and arches. A loft bedroom looks out on a sunny, private terrace. We found it the perfect space for a couple, and stayed for 4 nights. The apartment was spotless, and well equipped for the breakfasts and dinners we chose to cook there. It is located close to the city center, but is quiet with plenty of free street parking. Francesca is the perfect host. She greeted us with a bottle of wine and an annotated map of Scicli. She has compiled a large volume of tourist info for the surrounding region, and can offer suggestions for hikes as well as key details about which routes to take to nearby towns and where to park when you arrive there. She responds quickly and cheerfully to queries (like the time we accidentally turned off the power). Scicli is a fascinating place, the smallest of the UNESCO Baroque cities site. Besides the earthquake and its reconstruction, there is a significant social history of efforts in the last 50 years to move part for the citizenry from cave dwellings into other housing. We recommend Francesca, the apartment, and Scicli!
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