Province of Syracuse

Noto is famous for its beautiful Baroque old town centre which is included in the  UNESCO sights.

Noto is the largest town of Sicily for extension. Defined as the “Baroque Capital” in 2002, its old town has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Following the Arab occupation in 866, Noto became noticeably important for Sicily, so much so that it became county town of one of the three districts n  which the island was divided. After the earthquake in 1893, many architects took part in the rebuilding process and realized a masterpiece with an unmistakable Baroque style.
Noto offers an impressive variety of interesting and beautiful attractions as Necropoli del Castelluccio, Madonna della scala, the Ethnographic Museum, the Civic Museum and Palazzo Nicolaci and wonderful natural reserves as Riserva naturale di Vendicari, Riserva naturale orientata Cavagrande del Cassibile.
One of the most suggestive event provided by the village is the famous Primavera Barocca ed Infiorata where wonderful floral creations are created along the main streets of the village. It is considered as a very evocative moment, the old town centre is coloured with typical decorations and all the citizens take part in the preparations, creating a lively and joyful atmosphere.

Late Baroque towns of Val di Noto body 1


Late Baroque towns of Val di Noto body 2

People live here:


It is famous for:

The poets Giovanni Aurispa, Giovanni Marrasio

Rocco Pirri: autore della Sicilia sacra;

The philologist Vincenzo Littara

The astronomer G. Scala;

The minister of the Reign of Italy Matteo Raeli

Typical Products:

Giurgiulena: Torrone sweet with sesame seeds;

The Almond of Noto;

Almond Torrone Sweet;

The chocolate of Modica;

Eloro DOC wine;

Tuna in oil, smoked swordfish, bottarga.


Primavera Barocca ed Infiorata

Festa dell’Alveria, medieval festival 

Festival OltreNoto: 30th of October to 2th of November

International Festival of Baroque Music. 

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina, Catania, Siracusa

A18 Messina -Catania – Siracusa exit Bivio Cassibile, then take the S.S. 115 to Noto

From Palermo, Catania, Siracusa

A19 Palermo-Catania-Siracusa exit Bivio Cassibile then take the S.S. 115 to Noto

By Bus:


V. Riva della Posta SR

Tel. 0931464820


Tel. 093166710

By plane:

The nearest airport is the Fontanarossa International Airport of Catania


KalliKoros 4*  

Grand Hotel Sofia 4*  

Villa Favorita 4*   

Hotel Flora 3*  

B&B Federica 

Terrazza su Noto B&B 

B&B Vinci  

Rooms Ambra B&B

Vicere Speciale B&B  

Centro Storico B&B

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 64, Noto

Phone: +39 0931 573967

Hotel Porta Reale 

Conte di Cavour 4*   

Agruiturismo Leone


Trattoria Ducezio

Trattoria del Carmine  

Ristorante pizzeria Al Terrazzo

Via Baccarini, 4  96017 Noto

Phone: +39 0931 839710;

Trattoria Fontana d’Ercole

Address: vico salonia 30 angolo piazza XVI maggio, Noto,

Phone: +39 0931837772;

Manna Noto 

Il Liberty   

Ristorante Dammuso 

Ristorante pizzeria “Sabbinirica”

Address: corso Vittorio Emanuele 93  Noto

Mobile: +39 388 128 0319;

Casa Matta

Ristorante Assinaro



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