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"Go to Noto, listen to me. You will arrive in half an hour from Syracuse, with eyes now full of views and visions, but you will base yourself beyond the arch of the Bourbon Porta Ferdinandea, and already you will have to rub them again in front of the most glorious trophy of stones that can be imagined. […] all, forsooth, here it moves and surprises: enter a church and discover a Lovran; Take a random street and here on your head protrude wrought iron balconies, swollen as breasts, in whose shelves curls and swarms a people of griffins, Jellyfish, laughing grins., Chimeras. A joy comes to the soul, the same that you try to enjoy from a royal box a visibility of artifices and illuminations. Only here the show never stops."

Gesualdo Bufalino

Defined the “capital of Sicilian Baroque” definitely worth a visit.

It was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1693 in a new location, wider and flatter and its main streets have an east-west orientation so that the city is as illuminated as possible by the sun.

Arriving in Noto from the sea and then from the municipal villa will stand Porta Reale, a triumphal arch of the 800 that introduces the historic center.

The way that happens to you, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is the heart of the historic center of Noto, where the three main squares overlook: Piazza dell'Immacolata, Town Hall Square, disputed between the Cathedral of San Nicolò and Palazzo Ducezio, and Piazza XVI Maggio.

Among the many streets to explore certainly can not miss via Nicolaci with the homonymous palace.


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