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Palazzo Nicolaci a Noto

Via Nicolaci, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Noto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Description: Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto, Sicily
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Bucharest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Worth a visit to take a picture as nobles lived in Sicily. The staff was very nice and helpful. The entrance fee was a few Euros.

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Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Stunning and interesting - and wonderful view of Noto. You can imagine the ballroom dances...hear the music. A must -see. We loved the wall paper/painting and ceiling paintings. Wonderful detailing. By the way, whoever doesn't feel like seeing this, can have a gelato or two without making others feel bad that they are left behind!

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Karlshamn, Sweden
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is a wonderful old house with a few different rooms that you can wander through. Don't miss the amazing walls and the wallpaper in the rooms. Also, the balconies cannot be missed. The staff (a young woman) was very nice and helpful. The entrance fee was a few Euros, maybe 3-4.

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Australian in rural Victoria
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spent an interesting three quarters of an hour here. Outside, the facade has several balconies with very fancy carvings of horses and other creatures. Inside, the palace is nearly empty of furniture, but some of the rooms are painted with frescos of birds and some with mythlogical scenes . It is possible to go out onto some of the... More

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It is a photographer's dream. Unfortunately we could not go inside, I wish we did. I can only speak of outside, this is a landmark not to be missed, I want to go back to Noto just to be able to see interior of this palace

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Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Is interesting but cost €4 each to visit and they want their paper guide with photos and explanation of the rooms back at the end! The rooms are quite interesting and you can go out on some of the balconies for a really good look around the city. In that respect the price is ok because then you don't need... More

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Really interesting very friendly guide. No longer in totally in royal hands but a member of the family still has an apartment. some beautiful rooms , well worth a visit.

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Chiswick, London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at neary 7 rooms Villadorata which is part of the palazzo complex. The exterior of the palazzo with its baroque architecture and balconies is worth the 1 minute walk off the main road in Noto. Especially after dusk when you can get amazing photos from the buildings which are lit up by lighting. The inside of the Palazzo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is the one 'must visit' venue in Noto. The girl on recption was very helpful; lent us the guidebook for the museum. It is well worth the visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

One of the major attractions in Noto, baroque town almost entirely rebuilt after a terrible earthquake in 1693, The Palazzo Nicolaci can be seen on Via Nicolaci, a narrow street between Via Cavour and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. On the other side of the street there is a wine cellar, with nice Sicilian wines to be tasted and enjoyed. The palazzo... More

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