A day in Noto, Sicily

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We had a short but pleasant stop to see the picturesque town of Noto.  

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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. 

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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.

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Church of San Francesco d’Assisi

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Cattedrale di San Nicolo

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Palazzo Ducezio is now the City Hall.

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Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata is loaded with wrought iron balconies supported by grotesques.

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I think this is a clever design for outdoor dining.

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This was a nice little visit to Noto!

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About graciamc

Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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4 Responses to A day in Noto, Sicily

  1. jmfre2013 says:

    I did not know this town was a world heritage site. I enjoyed the tour of Noto very much. thank you, Gracia

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  2. Mona Stage says:

    Another amazing site. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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