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Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. It is 25km from Ragusa, and 308km from Palermo, and has a population (2011 census) of 25,922. Alongside seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it has been listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.HistorySettlements of the area of Scicli dates back to the Copper and Early Bronze Ages .Scicli was founded by the Sicels around 300 BCE.In 864 CE, Scicli was conquered by the Arabs, as part of the Muslim conquest of Sicily. Under their rule it flourished as an agricultural and trade center. According to geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi, "shipping reached Scicli in Sicily from Calabria, Africa, Malta and many other places."In 1091, it was conquered from the Arabs by the Normans, under Roger I of Hauteville, after a fierce battle. Scicli was one of the garrison which rebelled against the Angevine domination in the Sicilian Vespers . Following the various dynasties ruling the Kingdom of Sicily, it was an Aragonese-Spanish possession before being united in the Kingdom of Italy in the mid 19th century.Scicli is in Province of Ragusa. Take a look at our Italy online trip planner to refine the details of your trip to Scicli.
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