Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

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Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,443 contributions
The Golden City in the South of Sicily
Sep 2019
Notto, this Southern City of Sicily has a unique look, a golden look.
Yes, It is not Venice, Rome nor Florence.
Neither is it Ortigia nor the Old City of Taormina which are more beautiful and special if you look just in Sicily.
But still Notto is very beautiful , and if you happen to visit it on a sunny day (which actually is almost always the case) its golden color gets even richer.
Best time of the day is of course...Sunset.
Try to be there then, and take many, many pictures!!
Written April 4, 2020
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TorchyPyrford
West Byfleet, UK409 contributions
Great Town
Sep 2019
Such a lovely place to visit. All the main buildings have been cleaned very recently. Several churches to visit, there were 3 weddings going on when we were there. Lovely street side cafes and restaurants give this place a very friendly feel. Well worth stopping off for a couple of hours.
Written November 22, 2019
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Mayatravels
Bellevue, WA422 contributions
Worth the visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
Come here for beautiful baroque structures, history, walking streets, granita tasting and a charming glimpse into the the villages of the area.
Written July 15, 2019
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Betty F
Derbyshire, UK42 contributions
Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Punto Seco: fabulous, "must see" destinations
Jun 2018 • Couples
These wonderful cities were all created, after the terrible earthquake of 1693, in the Baroque style and the churches and palaces are just fabulous. All are quite close together. If you are a fan of the Inspector Montelbano series, (BBC 4), then these are the film sites. The stunning shots at the beginning of each programme are shot by helicopter over Ragusa and Modica. We would also recommend a visit to Marina di Ragusa, one of the cleanest, most charming little coastal resorts we have ever seen.
Written June 28, 2018
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Desi Dimitrova
Sofia, Bulgaria274 contributions
Must see
Feb 2018
Located in the southeastern part of Sicily, the town of Noto is known for its Baroque architecture. The palaces, the churches and even the ordinary houses marvel at their exquisite beauty. I strongly recommend!
Written June 12, 2018
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Rose D
Cambridge, UK53 contributions
Look at them all
Apr 2018 • Family
We were recently staying near Modica and managed to get round Modica, Ragusa, Syracuse to look at the Caravaggion in the church of Santa Lucia but the place we spent the best time in the Baroque towns, because so unexpected, was Scicli. We ate a wonderful meal there, were wowed by the interior of the churches and just had the best time. There were very few tourists and the locals were just out from Mass enjoying the sunshine and chatting and drinking coffee. I wish we had gone sooner and I would have made it up the hill to the church at the top. I would urge anyone to go there. It's fabulous.
Written April 15, 2018
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ludie2016
Louisville, KY14 contributions
Hill towns of Sicily
Nov 2017 • Friends
Noto, Ragusa, and Modica are not to be missed. Traveling through the bucolic Sicilian Countryside into the labyrinthine streets of these Baroque towns was a treat for the eyes. The local stone, the grace of the palaces and churches, and the food and wine! Four of us traveled on an itinerary booked and guided by Artisans of Leisure, a high quality organization. We journeyed all around Sicily but our favorite hotel was Seven Rooms Villadorata. This lovingly restored palazzo is a gem. Large rooms and baths. Interesting art. Lovely breakfast. Efficient and helpful staff. Great views of the cathedral and historic town center. Restaurant Mana on the lower level provided two of our best Sicilian meals.
Written January 22, 2018
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TeddyD673
Friday Harbor, WA131 contributions
Unique old Baroque town from the 1600s
Oct 2017 • Couples
Building after fascinating building were built in this town after an earthquake in 1693. The architecture is impressive everywhere you look. Wrought iron balconies and wide streets laid out by the compass for sunlight.
Written January 11, 2018
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Judi L
Denver, CO690 contributions
So much fun seeing this town from the inside of a Fiat 500
May 2016 • Couples
We visited Monica, part of Val di Noto UNESCO World Heritage Site, like a Sicilian local -aboard a vintage Fiat 500. These small iconic Italian cars were ideas for maneuvering through the narrow streets and lanes of Monica. Like Ragusa, Monica was largely rebuilt in the Sicilian Baroque style after the 1693 earthquake. It is also divided into upper and lower sections, connected by numerous flight of steps. It was fun to ride and walk through the cobblestone streets to admire its various building. There are many wonderful bars, cafes and restaurants. Plan to spend the day here.
Written June 6, 2016
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Barry C
Frodsham, England, United Kingdom20 contributions
Baroque Noto
May 2016 • Couples
Restored baroque buildings In the interesting town of Noto.
Very interesting visit, not easy to park but worth the effort.
Narrow cobbled atmospheric streets and many eating places. Easy to get down to the coast to enjoy the sea views.
Written May 29, 2016
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