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Noto: Holiday homes and holiday apartments

The Unesco World Heritage Site of Noto in the southeast of Sicily captivates you with its magnificent Baroque buildings. Completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1693, it was rebuilt in the style of the Sicilian Baroque and leaves visitors from all over the world awe-inspired.

 

Noto: Holiday homes and holiday apartments

The Unesco World Heritage Site of Noto in the southeast of Sicily captivates you with its magnificent Baroque buildings. Completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1693, it was rebuilt in the style of the Sicilian Baroque and leaves visitors from all over the world awe-inspired.

Baroque splendour in south eastern Sicily: Holiday homes and apartments near Noto

Noto, in the southeast of Sicily, carries its title of the „most beautiful Baroque town on Sicily“ rightly so and with dignity. An amazing splendour of Baroque buildings fascinates visitors to this place in the southern foothills of Monte Iblei, to the southwest of Syracuse.

After the old town of Noto – „Noto Antica“ – had been destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1693, the town was rebuilt in the style of the Sicilian Baroque which was prevalent at those times. The ruins of Noto Antica are about 10 kilometres northwest of today’s Noto.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The overwhelming splendour of the rebuilt town as well as the interplay of elaborate details and sophisticated perspectives makes you compare Noto with an opulent stage setting.

The UNESCO was aware of the beauty of the town, too, and thus Noto became one of the late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto declared World Heritage Site in 2002.

The completely restored cathedral of SS. Nicolò di Mira e Corrado is one of the town’s main sights. Since 2007, the cupola of the mighty cathedral has been opened again; in 1996, it had collapsed due to heavy rains.

For those interested in culture, Noto offers a great number of churches and palaces waiting to be visited. Probably most fascinating is the townscape as a whole, the harmony of the various buildings, alleys and squares.

Bathing pleasure and untouched nature

At Lido di Noto, about 6.5 kilometres off, and Calabernardo, about 8 km off, wide sandy beaches invite you to sunbathe, swim, stroll and relax.

Not too far away, you find the idyllic nature reserve Oasi Vendicari, which is considered a true paradise for birds. Besides a multitude of migratory birds, e.g. flamingos, storks and cormorants, you can watch terrapins, too. The unspoilt nature of the reserve with its extremely beautiful sandy beaches can be explored along various hiking trails.

Mention for best quality

„Guida Blu“ is published in Italy every year. Mention in this travel guide of environmentally responsible holiday resorts is accorded to those places which combine excellent service for their guests with respect for their environment in an active way. Preconditions for being mentioned include not only clean beaches and water quality, but also waste management, air quality, esteem for historic town centers, promotion of regional produce as well as local gastronomy and, finally, responsible land-use planning. The guide is sponsored and edited by the Italian environmental organization Legambiente and the Touring Club Italiano. On Sicily, the town of Noto is among those with best results in 2016. A list of all the places commended in 2016 is to found on the site of Legambiente where you can also order „Guida Blu 2016“ online.  

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Our accommodations at Noto

Casa Antonina
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 6 pers.
Distance to the sea300 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities200 m
Distance to the town centre300 m
Price range600-1.335 Euro
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Casa Corrado
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 5 pers.
Distance to the sea300 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities200 m
Distance to the town centre300 m
Price range500-1.235 Euro
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Masseria degli Ulivi
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax 4 pers
Distance to the sea18 km
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities10 km
Distance to the town centre10 km
Price rangeB&B from 55 Euro
 
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Villa Rosella
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 4 persons
Distance to the sea150 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities150 m
Distance to the town centre200 m
Price range450-850 Euro
 
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