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Palazzo Nicolaci a Noto

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Address: Via Nicolaci, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Description: Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto...
Baroque XVIII palace, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in Noto, Sicily
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This is one of the few non-church of the baroque era in the Noto area that can be visited - a must-see therefore. The staff are Friendly! There is no tour in English, our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few non-church of the baroque era in the Noto area that can be visited - a must-see therefore. The staff are Friendly! There is no tour in English, our average Italian is poor... the lady at the ticket desk gave us the best 2 minute summary of a place I had in years and let... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited this Palazzo hoping we would feel the grandeur of times gone by but that was a bit disappointing... It is a beautiful palazzo but there was an exhibition that took away some of the better views of the rooms. Fake marble on the staircase? Why??? But as it is not a very expensive palazzo to visit it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Badly renovated, poor furniture, fake marble for the staircases is irrelevant for the location, and a terrible contemporary exhibition distributed in the rooms.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Really well conserved interior decoration and furniture. Baroque building with furniture and decoration from late 19th/ early 20th century. Enthusiastic young staff - and just a couple of Euros entry! A real gem!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You have to use a bit of imagination here - there is very little in the way of furnishings/ art work etc. But if you love antique wall coverings, tiles and chandeliers, then look no further. The ballroom especially gives a sense of the way things were. In my humble opinion it needed a bit of a dust - but... More 

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Northamptonshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This palace was actually lived in to the 21st century. Restoration has found original decor and ceilings are exciting. There is some original funiture but this is not equivalent to, say, an English country house. If you like the exterior by all means go inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The exterior, the facade of the Palazzo is stunning. Very beautiful the many rooms and the two long corridors on the 1st floor of the building (the "piano nobile"), albeit the bedrooms were not open. There is a little alcove, though. Also very impressive is the courtyard, which seems to be overlooked by most.

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The palazzo Nicolaci a Noto is beautiful inside and out and worth the 4 Euro's entrance fee. It is a magnificent example of restored baroque architecture and the frescoe's in the ballroom are amazing. A great example of how the wealthy lived in these times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

While you are taking a walking tour of Noto, make sure you take time to turn off the main avenue to take a look at the facade of this palazzo. We did not have time to go inside, but if the balconies are any indication of the beauty, it must be worthwhile to visit the interior.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Noto is a charming town with attractive Baroque architecture. This palace is worth the visit, everything has been restored and is well described.

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