A Pearl of Sicilian Baroque

Noto, hailed as the “Capital of Sicilian Baroque,” is a city that will enchant you with its architecture and extraordinary atmosphere. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Noto represents one of the purest and most magnificent expressions of Baroque art in Europe. Reborn from the ashes of a devastating earthquake in 1693, this city is a shining example of revival and beauty, where every street, square, and building tells the story of an incredible cultural and architectural renewal.

Walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele is like immersing yourself in an open-air museum. Here, the Cathedral of San Nicolò, with its imposing facade and majestic staircase, dominates the skyline and serves as a symbol of Noto’s resilience and splendor. The Church of San Carlo al Corso, with its Corinthian columns, and Palazzo Ducezio, the Town Hall with its elegant Hall of Mirrors, are just a few of the gems of this city, so named for the warm hue of the limestone with which it is built.

Beyond its architectural masterpieces, Noto invites visitors to discover its hidden treasures, such as the Convent of Santa Chiara and the Church of the Santissimo Crocifisso, oases of peace and spirituality. Art and history enthusiasts will find in Noto a place rich in inspiration, where every detail, from the facade decorations to the intricate balcony railings, is a tribute to human ingenuity and the ability to create beauty from adversity.

Noto is not just an art treasure; it is also a vibrant center of culture and tradition. Its cafes and ice cream shops, famous for local specialties like almond ice cream and granita, offer moments of relaxation and authentic Sicilian taste. The markets and shops celebrate the craftsmanship and typical products of the region, perfect to take home as a souvenir of an unforgettable experience.

The city plays a key role in Sicilian tourism, attracting visitors from all over the world eager to explore its Baroque heritage and participate in the cultural events that animate the seasons, such as the Infiorata in May, when the streets transform into an explosion of colors and scents.



Our Journey

With us, every experience is customizable to fit your interests, ensuring a unique adventure that is accessible to all. Our team of experts will guide you in discovering Noto, ensuring a complete immersion in its timeless charm. We will walk through the historic center, marveling at the architectural wonders of Noto, such as the majestic Cathedral of San Nicolò with its imposing facade and bell tower rising against the blue sky. Our exploration will not stop at mere admiration of its structures: we will indulge in a taste break, where possible, savoring local products in selected settings, where the authentic flavors of Sicilian cuisine will frame a memorable journey. Book your tour now in the baroque heart of Sicily and let yourself be enchanted by the timeless beauty of Noto, where history, art, and gastronomy blend into an unforgettable experience. With Etna Mareneve, your only concern will be to enjoy every moment; leave the rest to us.

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Tour details

  • Type of tour Cultural excursion
  • Difficulty Easy

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