Centro Storico

Centro Storico, Noto: Address, Phone Number, Centro Storico Reviews: 4.5/5

Centro Storico
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marcellos375
Ferrara, Italy508 contributions
Whether or not you like the overly elaborate nature of baroque decorations, the consistent architectural style of Noto's historic centre makes it a worthwhile visit, as it achieves the unique atmosphere of an open air living museum that few urban locations can deliver. The centre of town is easy to visit, devoting as much time as one desires to an inner look of individual buildings (not only churches) in addition to a pleasant stroll along the main streets. Plenty of bars and restaurants are available to add the concrete pleasure of Sicilian cuisine to the spiritual satisfaction of cultural needs.
Written October 14, 2020
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r0ger79
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Couples
Beautiful town with very impressive baroque buildings and a Roman Villa nearby. The historical museum is also nice despite it hasn’t got many items on display. Lovely destination to visit
Written June 18, 2021
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,387 contributions
Of course the center of Noto is choke full of tourists, even in late September. But this cannot distract form the splendid architecture that you can see and enjoy.

One caveat, driving your own car there can be tricky.
Written November 3, 2021
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Scotlandmac
Glasgow, UK11,631 contributions
Beautiful sight, the Baroque Duomo, that wonderful stone - but the centro storico is tiny in terms of the the few (2) main short streets of interest. The rest of the town is unattractive.
We enjoyed our visit but were there for a very short time as there is not a whole lot to see.Well worth going to the top of the Chiesa di San Carlo for the best views over the Duomo and adjacent buildings and the street, away from the crowds below.
Written January 21, 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
We thought that Noto was very beautiful and charming - full of Baroque buildings. We wandered around for hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I think you need to give Noto an opportunity to charm you as it is quite delightful.
Written January 26, 2020
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Stephen L
Cambridge, UK443 contributions
I was in Noto for the day in early June. It wasn't that busy even on a Sunday, just a few tourists. Parking was easy on one of the main narrow streets. Lots to see, lovely restaurants, a beautiful, charming town.
Written June 19, 2022
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,869 contributions
Family
In the south east side of Sicily Island, nearest Syracuse (Archimede's city), there is the capital of the Sicilian barocco: Noto.
Written August 14, 2019
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Christine M
Southampton, UK137 contributions
Family
We found a great free place to park. You need to follow signs for Centro Storico. You will turn at a small roundabout. Follow that road up and look for a sign on the left with the blue parking P and a circle bullseye/target like sign and Centro Storio 250m. Take that turn. You see some new apartments and a not finished multi storey. You can park for free in that road. Look for some stone steps. They take you up past a B&B to a tree lined road. Turn left and you are in a park with a few market stalls. The Arch into the old town is through there on the left. Less than 10 minute pleseant walk.
Written October 20, 2014
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Steven N
London, UK61 contributions
Couples
Southern Sicily is utterly fascinating - a combination of neglect and perfection. Some of the roads need urgent upgrading and the outer rings of most towns are drab and unappealing. But in Noto as in so many of the ancient towns the inner core is utterly astonishing. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele is an absolute must if you're visiting this part of the country. The collection of grand and stunningly beautiful buildings centred around the quite magnificent domed cathedral has to be seen to be believed. It will take your breath away. If you could only visit one town in southern Sicily make it Noto.
Written April 27, 2015
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Birdie1962
Oberwil-Lieli, Switzerland50 contributions
Family
Noto, Ragusa and Modica are all fairly close to each other, and each has its own unique character and crumbling Baroque charm that shouldn't be missed. Climb the church towers in Noto, eat at Manna. In Modica, don't miss the chocolate tasting at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto - we got an entire, full size cannoli - fresh and fantastic! Took the little train around the city which made us feel silly, but was the best way to see things.
Written October 26, 2016
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