We had a short but pleasant stop to see the picturesque town of Noto.
The town of Noto has been here for centuries, but the Noto of today was almost totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693. It is a masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque architecture and is listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is lined with Baroque churches and palaces, built of a soft tufa stone which gives it a honey color in the sunlight.
Church of San Francesco d’Assisi
Cattedrale di San Nicolo
Palazzo Ducezio is now the City Hall.
Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata is loaded with wrought iron balconies supported by grotesques.
I think this is a clever design for outdoor dining.
This was a nice little visit to Noto!