Travel a little corner of Sicily one of the finest examples of the Sicilian Baroque

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Formerly called Neas by Siculi, Neaton by Greeks and Netum by the Romans, the Arabs were to give her the final name of Noto.

The term which in Arabic has the same meaning as in Italian, was intended as a tribute to the beauty and importance of the city.

Noto is a little jewel of Sicilian Baroque. A beautiful village perched on a plateau overlooking the Asinaro Valley.

Important center Siculo, Roman, Byzantine and then Arab.

Was destroyed in its full splendor by the earthquake of 1693.

Thanks to the wise reconstruction, Noto has become a magnificent city of art, UNESCO heritage together with Caltagirone, Militello, Catania, Modica , Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli.

The extraordinary beauty of Noto, and other cities rebuilt after the earthquake, characterizes the whole Val di Noto.

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The medieval city, of which there are remains of the walls and the castle, corresponds to the ancient Neto.

The installation of the new town is rather to Baroque, based on wide streets and straight interspersed with squares with steps overlooked by churches and palaces.

The three main squares, Piazza dell'Immacolata with the homonym church.

Then there is the City Hall Square surrounded by four buildings.

The Town Hall, the Church of the Holy Savior, the Bishop's Palace and the magnificent Cathedral of St. Nicholas, which dominates a impressive staircase.

In XVI Maggio Square they arise instead of St. Domenico Church, with curved façade, and the Dominican Monastery with a beautiful ashlar portal.

In the Church del Crocifisso it is preserved the statue of Madonna delle Nevi carved by the sculptor Francesco Laurana in 1471.


Noto is a perfect place to visit all year round.

In summer, where you can combine cultural visits excursions in the beautiful sea of ​​Sicily, in autumn and winter, maybe driving along the road of the Val di Noto for his wine that it winds through six towns of South Eastern Sicily, as Palazzolo, Avola, Rosolini, Ispica and Pachino.

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