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Review of Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
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Ragusa and Modica Day Trip from Syracuse Including Lunch
Ranked #581 of 2,791 things to do in Sicily
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful architecture all around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

All the towns that were Unesco listed have beautiful examples of Sicilian Baroque, so to explore the area you will need a car and live in the area around Noto, Modica, Ragusa. And it is not just the ones singled out by Unesco, you can find examples of this architecture all around the area.

Visited June 2013
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“Noto - nota bene!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Perhaps as interesting as Siracusa but for different reasons. This baroquely built city has a currency to it after dark that makes it an oasis for the region. The architecture is stunning and there are a few very decent restaurants and cafes to rest and recover from the hot Sicilian sun. It would be best to do as the Sicilians do and postpone your walk a outs until late in the afternoon or early evening when the town becomes most alive.

Visited July 2013
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Cardiff, Wales
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“Baroque and Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Noto was a lot less crowded than I had feared. Being such a fantastic monument to the baroque style, I was expecting to find Noto busy and to have to queue for everything, this was not the case, sure, there were plenty of people there but it was at a level which did not interfere with the experience or belittle the history with commercialisation. We were staying in Catania, (June/July '13) and had been told at the train station that it wasn't possible to get to Noto and back in a day, by train....It is! as long as you don't mind getting up for the train to Syracusa which leaves at 6.50, we even had time to look around Syracusa while we waited for our connection to Noto, we were back in Catania for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Sliema, Malta
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“Late Baroque architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Noto is a late baroque style city located in the Syracuse province of Sicily, at the foot of the Iblean mountains. It is a world heritage site with a large selection of churches and palaces one may visit. It is also renowned for a flower festival which is held every year where a street is carpeted with flowers.

Visited June 2013
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“NOTO-IL MUSEO DEL PRESEPE(THE CRIB MUSEUM)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is an unexpected and delightful attraction in this honey-coloured Baroque town. Stand with your back to the Tourist Office and across the road you will see the sign for this museum of cribs, down a side street. All the cribs and figures are handmade by the lady who is probably selling your ticket. Italian tradition sets the nativity scene amongst scenes of rural Sicilian life. Some cribs are large and mechanised, other are incredibly small and fitting into unusual spaces such as a television set, a wooden spoon and even a walnut. Materials used also very and include some knitted and crocheted figures. It is unusual and a real delight. Entrance is €2 and well worth it.

Visited January 2013
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