From Villa Taormina to Noto - the trail of Baroque
Noto: a concentration of art and pure aesthetic experience
Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1692, along with Syracuse about forty kilometers away, Noto was allocated the best Sicilian artists of the time. The town looks like a drawing brought to life, embellished with tints of rose gold an impression created by the use of the local limestone. Its main streets cross from east to west a deliberate design choice which means that it is always lit up by the sun.
Visit ancient Noto
the origins of the town
Visiting Noto Antica, means retracing the origins of the town. Throughout the town you will find traces of what Noto was like before the reconstruction of 1692. A history which can be seen in the old walls of the city centre and in the remains of the Greek monuments and numerous religious buildings. The development of the town was favoured by the arrival of the Normans when they found a valuable strategic stronghold there.