Things to see and do - Noto
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Noto Travel guide
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Noto was built following the 1693 earthquake which destroyed the old town situated 10km away. The new city was divided into three districts: the nobility in the upper town, the clergy in the middle, and the working class in the lower town. The reconstruction was organised by the Duke of Camastra who commissioned some of the best Sicilian artists to come and work here. As a result, Noto boasts a harmonious blend of Baroque architecture which makes it a real urban gem.
Tourist attractions Noto : Things to see and do
Corso Vittorio Emanuele III I - 96017 Noto
Punctuated by three squares, each with its own church, this is the main street in Noto. It starts at Porta Reale, a monumental 19C triumphal arch surmounted by a pelican and on either side a tower (symbolising power) and a greyhound (symbolising fide..
corso Vittorio Emanuele 121 I - 96017 Noto
Beyond the cathedral's broad façade flanked by two attractive bell towers may be seen the remains of its dome, which collapsed in 1996 at the same time as a large part of the nave. A wide staircase in front of the building is flanked by two raised pl..
I - 96017 Noto
The hub of the Baroque centre is Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, which widens into three squares bordered by huge Baroque churches. On Piazza Immacolata stands San Francesco all'Immacolata, the cathedral (the cupola and much of the central nave collapse..
Via Confalonieri Snc I - 96017 Noto
With an elegant and modern design and free Wi-Fi throughout, Grand Hotel Sofia is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Noto. Each room is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV and a furnished balcony. Guests have a free computer in the lobby..
Via Pola 1 I - 96017 Noto
Located next to the Porta Reale gate, the Flora is the only hotel in Noto's historic centre. Rooms come with stylish classic furniture, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped wit..
Via Rocco Pirri, 57 I - 96017 Noto
contrada Bucachemi, località Eloro-Pizzuta I - 96017 Lido di Noto
via principe Umberto 48 I - 96017 Noto
This modern, family-run restaurant is in the upper part of this splendid Baroque city. The menu features traditional Sicilian cuisine (meat, fish and seafood dishes) reinterpreted with a light, contemporary touch.
viale Lido I - 96017 Lido di Noto
contrada Porcari I - 96017 Noto