Situated in the south-east of Sicily, against a dramatic landscape marked by the craggy IbleanMountains, Noto is considered to be the fairest of the eight Baroque towns that are renowned throughout the island for their beauty. A storybook town, Noto is characterised by honey-hued stone; the architecture encapsulating the very best of Sicilian Baroque with ornate balconies, intricate facades and fairytale buildings straight out of a storybook.
Many Sicilians believe Noto to be the perfect example of a Baroque town. It was rebuilt in this fashion after a destructive earthquake devastated the town back in 1693. The Duke of Camastra took on the project, choosing the top architects of the period to work on this challenge – the results are both charming and spectacular.Read more