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St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Great sense of history inside the Duomo completed in 1776 and modelled on the churches of Rome and magnificently restored following the dramatic collapse of its dome in1996... read more

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great sense of history inside the Duomo completed in 1776 and modelled on the churches of Rome and magnificently restored following the dramatic collapse of its dome in1996. Fortunately noone was killed in the collapse due to the failure of one oif its pillars.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is absolutely impressive from the outside. It is big, bold, and beautiful. The inside kind of disappoints. Nothing wrong with it, just not as majestic as the exterior.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Recently re-bulit and it shows. Inside is clean and neat, but dull and uninteresting. It is big. Facade and steps outside are very grand.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

When I last visited Noto in the summer of 2007, I did not know ahead of time that the Dome of the cathedral had collapsed in 1996 and that it would take 11 years to rebuilt so that I was unable to visit the cathedral which reopened a bit later in 2007. I then made a pledge that I would... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular colours during the sun set in Noto. I loved the view from the stairs and the atmosphere on the main road. Enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The Italians know how to build baroque churches. This is not an exception. But what means SPQN that is written over the entrance?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Really special with beautiful art and laid out in a stately fashion. Tranquil too and really lovely. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

You can not count the churches in Sicily, no way !!! We saw many, really, and in the most of them we went inside. This St. Nicholas Cathedral is one of them you have to see it !! Believe me.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The baroque period in Noto saw the construction of this amazing cathedral, but like many in Southern Italy, the exterior is more rich and ornate than the interior. Definitely worth a look and the entrance and steps leading up the front create a sense of grandeur.

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Barga, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The best view you get from the roof of Santa Chiara church. And of course from the bottom of the scalinata.

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