THE CRADLE of BARBUTO
The Hyblaean Mountains in the island of Sicily are characterised by gentle slopes, interrupted by sharp valleys. There are numerous woods which are intermingled with the typical dry stone walls of south-eastern Sicily. The more populated coast has instead terraced hills, with Mediterranean vegetation, alternated to a plateau with huge cultivations of olive trees, vines, citrus fruit and almonds. Other grows include grain and corn. The Baroque towns of Modica and Ragusa are a picturesque addition to the area, which along with the beautiful Val di Noto is part of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy.