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Noto is a small baroque jewel of Sicily: a splendid town perched on the top of the Asinaro valley. An important Sicilian, Roman, Byzantine and then Arab center, it was destroyed in its full splendor by the earthquake of 1693, but thanks to the skilful reconstruction, Noto has become a magnificent city of art, Unesco heritage. Just a few kilometers from the Vendicari Reserve, this town is well known for its monuments and historic buildings, for the harmony of forms, with urban architecture that almost borders on fiction. It is no coincidence that it has been called "The Capital of the Baroque" and its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. There are many attractions that this town offers, including some not to be missed: Porta Reale, an impacting triumphal arch dating back to the 19th century, designed and built on the occasion of the visit of the King of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand II; the Church of Santa Chiara and the Benedictine Convent; the Cathedral of Noto, which with its beauty and grandeur seems to dominate the entire historic center: the Cathedral of San Nicolò is, after all, the main center of worship and historically the most important in the city; Palazzo Nicolaci, The Palazzo dei Principi di Nicolaci, recently restored to its former glory, which represents the artistic wealth and opulence of the historic center of Netino. Finally, an event that takes place oshennly once a year on the third Sunday of May is typical of Noto, but it is one of the most heartfelt and among the most important in Sicily: the "Greetings to Spring", where you can see canvases painted with flowers along the most fascinating street of the city.

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