Completely destroyed by the 1693 earthquake and rebuilt entirely in the eighteenth century, Noto is the undisputed capital of Sicilian Baroque,

recognized as World Heritage Site.

Noto is the result of a masterly restoration inspired by the baroque ideals of open city, urban dall'assetto regular formed by spectacular squares.

Numerous artistic and folkloric events: the Baroque Spring, the Flower Festival, the Baroque procession, the night of stooge, the film festival "Cinema under the stars", the holy processions, the artistic nativity scenes.

To be seen:

  • Ducezio Palace, set before the Cathedral, built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;
  • Porta Ferdinandea, made in 1838 when he learned the news of the coming of Ferdinand II of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies.
  • Cathedral, dedicated to St. Nicholas, praised as a symbol of the Baroque monument;
  • The three Baroque Churches of the Holy Cross, S. Carlo al Corso, St. Dominic;
  • Villa del Tellaro, rich Roman residence discovered in 1971.