Visiting the late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto means to discover a collection of small, wonderful towns of art, where man has showed his highest talent. He created a unicum of great stylistic and architectural homogeneity.
A few years after the disastrous earthquake that shook the southeast of Sicily in 1693, those same places became scenery of one of the most significant experience of rebuilding, excellent alliance of art, imagination and innovation.
In 2002, the UNESCO recognized that this splendid evidence is the biggest production of the Baroque Art in Europe and declared eight towns in Val di Noto as World Heritage Site.
If you stroll quietly in their streets you can admire:
You can relax in the scenographical squares. Here you admire churches with theirs complex geometrical fronts rising on spectacular staircases and with their concave and convex lines.
In fact everything tells you that historical period. When skilled architects and fine artisans were employed by the aristocracy and the clergy. Then these architects created a miracle of harmony, imagination and theatricality.
So discover the city of Noto, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Palazzolo Acreide, Militello in Val di Catania, Caltagirone, Catania. Each of them will fascinate with its atmosphere. Also, they will amaze you with its traditions. Not only, becaus they will delight you with its culinary specialities.
In conclusion these wonderful places will surprise you among several cultural events with the:
Guide Turistiche Eolie Messina Taormina suggest to visit these small towns!