Noto, Siracusa

Beautiful church in Noto

 

Noto is the capital of Baroque architecture in Sicily and one of the most beautiful sites protected by UNESCO. When the Cathedral collapsed in 1996, Noto gained its popularity. Now, the Cathedral has been restored, the streets are filling up with excellent little restaurants and cafés and it is rapidly becoming one of the favourite destinations in Sicily. In the summer, the small town is also a hub of arts events. During the spectacular feast of the “Infiorata” in May the streets and stairways are filled with intricate designs made with flower petals.

At the head of the Valley of Noto, you are only a short drive from a cornucopia of beautiful landscape and other baroque towns like Ragusa, Scicli and Modica.

The ancient fishing village of Marzamemi is enchanting and like stepping back in time with plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Siracusa, the jewel of this area is only half an hour’s drive away. Here you can visit the ancient Neapolis and step in the Greeks’ footsteps or stroll down the alleys of the picturesque town centre of Ortigia.

But it’s not just about strolling, eating and drinking. This is also the area with the most beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. A 20 min drive will take you to the Vendicari Nature Reserve and its numerous gorgeous beaches.

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