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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Be There For Sunset!

Noto is so incredibly beautiful as well as fascinating. One of the loveliest things to do is to sit across from St Nicholas Cathedral with a glass of wine and watch the sun set... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Noto is so incredibly beautiful as well as fascinating. One of the loveliest things to do is to sit across from St Nicholas Cathedral with a glass of wine and watch the sun set against the building. The Cathedral and all the buildings around it turn a beautiful pink/peach for 30 minutes and it is breathtaking to watch! There are... More 

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A really beautiful town The baroque architecture is incredible - really just enjoyed being there. Cafe's were very good and the traditional Piazzolo? Was really good It has to be on the itinerary for a trip to Southern Sicily

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm an atheist, but even though this place was very beautiful for me to see. Outside of the building is already pretty enough to make you totally fascinated in this place. Inside of the cathedral you can see golden covers and spectacular paintings on the walls and a ceiling. All the monuments are made with very precise hand, and they... More 

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Thank Adrian S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

It has been extremely well restored after the dome collapsed taking virtually the entire roof. Interesting photographs of the collapse and the restoration. Not all is fully restored but a wonderful interior nevertheless.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The cathedral suffered a catastrophe in the 1990's when the dome fell down, and was reopened in 2007. In the Sicilian Baroque style, the pale yellow exterior is beautiful. Inside is now painted white due to the restoration, but the ceilings and dome have painted decorations. The effect is unusual but is still impressive. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We loved all of our visited cities in Sicily (on a short package tour), but this was unmissable. The architecture was all pale golden stone against blue skies, and the effect was almost dream-like.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, newer murals in comparison to other churches. You can make a st. Anthony medal for 2 euros.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

we visited in the evening as it was rainy. good cultural place to visit and tale photos. the inside is beautiful too :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Noto's Cathedral is a little gem of this truly wonderful sicilian town . The cathedral is a true example of baroque style .

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The steps to get to the entrance are just fantastic. The main dome is not original, it's a replacement of a replacement... which is rather worrying. Are earthquakes relatively worse here than in neighbouring towns or there was something wrong with the design? Anyway the new dome looks stunning, in keep with the rest. I was not too happy with... More 

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