Amazing like an Opera scene, not without a reason is
the little city of Noto called the capital of Sicilian baroque. After the 1693 earthquake
destroyed Noto, architects were hired to design Noto, helping it to become a masterpiece
of baroque architecture. Entering through Porta
Reale gateway you’ll take part in a baroque drama in its visual perfection.
succession of wonderful baroque churches and monasteries surrounding the Corso, the main street of Noto: San Francesco and the
steep flight of steps that rise up to its entrance, San Carlo and its lovely tower, the
large monasteries of Ss. Salvatore
and of Santa
Chiara where the cloistered nuns spent their life in
absolute solitude. Get
surprised by the impressive Cathedral
facing the morning sun and the grand
facade of Palazzo Ducezio, the Town Hall.
Enjoy a stroll on Via Nicolaci street
where the griffons, lions, sirens, cherub horses of Palazzo Nicolaci’s balconies look down on you. Welcome to Noto, the Sicilian Garden of stone.