Ferla (Siracusa) has a remarkable architectural style, with a great landscape and history; this is noticeable in the yellow/golden stone and in the baroque architecture typical of the Val di Noto.
You will see a picturesque promenade between architecture and baroque scenes in the inner Sicilia; around the Sicilian-Hyblaean area there is the largest necropolis in Europe, Pantalica, a UNESCO heritage along with the city of Siracuse.
Ferla is a medieval town built on the remains of a Hellenistic necropolis that was destroyed by the terrible earthquake of Val di Noto in 1693; from that time, it was entirely restyled following a new urban plan that consisted of classical designs, strongly influenced by the contemporary reconstruction of Noto.
The so-called elegant Via Sacra presents beautiful buildings and five of the eight religious buildings of the city. The first on our itinerary is the Church del Carmine that combines Doric and Ionic orders in perfect harmony; then there is the majestic and impressive Church of San Sebastiano with a group of sculptures on the façade, which is considered the most representative of the baroque sculpture; it is a work by the architect and sculptor Michelangelo di Giacomo. The statue of San Sebastiano Martire in orange wood is kept in a shrine behind the altar; the saint is the patron of the Hyblaean village, and it was miraculously saved from the 1693 earthquake.