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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Places to visit: Noto

In these last days I thought to go to Noto. It is easy to achieve it taking the Highway from Syracuse. In 30 minutes. Noto is a small town in south east Sicily with a large number of magnificent buildings and architectural treasures. In 2002 established as a UNESCO World Heritage. The old town of Noto was completely destroyed during the 1693 earthquake and  rebuilt under the supervision of the duke of Camastra.

The architectural action is along the main Corso Vittorio Emanuele which starts from the Porta Reale across three main piazzas , each with their church. At every step of the way, stone buildings, elaborate facades and intricately carved balconies border the street. The Duomo, the Palazzo Ducezio, the Church of San Domenico and the Chiesa di San Carlo with its bell tower are just some of the highlights.

The Via Nicolaci is home to the annual Spring Infiorata festival when artists set to work on the street to create pictures from petal-filled mosaics. The street also boasts one of the most famous balconies in town, at the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, which, although still open for tours, has only maintained one room, the Salone delle Feste, in its original splendour.

While the Corso Vittorio Emanuele is essentially the town’s hub, it is worth strolling along the parallel elegant street of Via Cavour to see the Palazzo Trigona and  the Palazzo Astuto.

So with my camera I walked along the main streets.

Below some shoots

All pictures were taken with my Olympus OMD E-M10 II and M.Zuiko 9-18mm

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