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Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.
Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.

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Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Sicilian Holiday (Part 5): Modica & Ragusa - Day 5 & 6

We are finally reaching our last stop in this one week long Sicilian Holiday. From the splendid sea of Vendicari Natural reserve and the baroque of Noto, we are not heading south west to Modica and Ragusa.

Modica is the town of the 100 churches and it's renowned for its southern position and the Baroque style and architecture. The town consists of a lower part (Modica Bassa) and a higher, more ancient part, Modica Alta, connected through 130-m tall Ponte Guerrieri, one of the highest bridges in Europe.

  • The church of Madonna delle Grazie, who according to the tradition liberated the town from a plague in 1709, with a splendidly decorated facade, three naves and a dome. In the main altar is a statue in slate stone of the Virgin Mary.
  • the 15th-century church of Santa Maria di Betlemme, renovated many times with additions from different periods of Sicilian history, from Norman times to the Renaissance.
  • the Baroque church of San Giorgio, in a dominating position at the top of a flight of steps, with a spectacular facade, hosting inside a 16th-century painting by Girolamo Alibrandi; on the floor of the transept there is a meridian (sun-clock). 

 Stay at this cure b&b for a Sicilian experience: http://www.casatalia.it/casa_talia.htm

You must try a freshly made cannolo from Bonajuto. They are outstanding. Don't go anywhere else. This is the right place: http://www.bonajuto.it/

Spend the night in Modica and enjoy strolling in the streets of this ancient city.

In the morning, head to Ragusa, one of the most fascinating towns in Sicily, Ragusa has caused many a visitor’s jaw to drop as they first set eyes on the lower part of the town. Essentially Baroque, the Ragusa you will see today dates almost entirely from 1693.

While the upper part has its fair share of architectural delights, it is the smaller Ragusa Ibla down below that really draws visitors. Whether you approach it from Modica to the south or from Ragusa Superiore, the sight of the jumble of houses, churches and civic palazzi piled on top of each other, clinging to the walls of the gorge, is really quite breathtaking. Although seemingly Mediaeval from a distance, once you enter the town’s heart, the Baroque logic of its plan becomes more obvious.

The town is part of the Val di Noto UNESCO Heritage site and 18 of its buildings are protected by UNESCO patronage.


In Ragusa Ibla: - the Basilica di San Giorgio, built in 1738 by Rosario Gagliardo. It lies at the top of some 200 steps and has an impressive neoclassical dome that was added in 1820.
 - “Giardino lbleo". The Hyblean Gardens offer some fantastic views of the town.
 - the Chiesa di Maria delle Scale (St. Mary of the Stairs) lies between Ragusa Superiore and Ragusa Ibla. It was not totally destroyed by the 1693 earthquake as can be seen from the Gothic Catalan-style arches in the right aisle. As its name might suggest, the church is reached via 242 steps, though the reward at the top is worth it.

In Ragusa Superiore:
The Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, previously situated under the walls of the Mediaeval castle, was rebuilt twice, as the first version was deemed unsuitable. The version that you will see today was built in 1718 in an archetypal, extravagant Sicilian Baroque style.

Duomo Restaurant - via Capitano Bocchierei 31 - 2 star Michelin restaurant and it's considered one of the best restaurant in Italy
La locanda di Don Serafino and La Fenice: 1 star Michelin restaurant

Also, have a granita in one of the local bars (it's our typical breakfast). Order a pistacchio granita or a gelsi granita. Add panna (whipped cream) and brioche for a finishing touch. It's a caloric bomb but you cannot leave Sicily without having one.

Ragusa is the Sicilian capital of fine dining

For a bit of Sicilian traditionalism,  rent this villa: http://www.thinksicily.com/Volo.aspx

And that's all for now. E-mail us if you need more info!

For inspiration, thanks to: http://www.italyworldclub.com/sicilia/ragusa/modica.htm and http://www.thinksicily.com/guide-to-sicily/towns-and-cities-in-sicily/ragusa.aspx


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