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Baroque Noto Private Walking Tour
"This tour will take you to discover the marvellous churches and monasteries which surround the main street: San Francesco Santa Chiara San Carlo. Get surprised by the impressive cathedral and learn more about its history and admire the beautiful baroque masks on Palazzo Nicolaci's balconies. The tour ends at Hercules' fountain and our guide will be pleased to give you information about the street sellers will invite you to taste all kinds of local products like almonds capers or dried tomatoes. At the triumph arch the guide will introduce you to the long and various history of Noto. Continue the way following the main street where you will be surprised by the succession of wonderful baroque buildings. You will enter in the church of St. Chiara where cloistered nuns passed their life in absolute solitude. Then you will visit the recently restored Cathedral
From EUR85.00
 
Noto Walking Tour
"Noto is a European capital of the Baroque and UNESCO Patrimony since 2002. Noto is one of the most beautiful cities of Sicilian art as a splendid historical center where you can admire many civil and religious monuments. See Santa Chiara SS Salvatore Cathedral S. Nicolo Ducezio Palace Nicolaci Street with its amazing balconies
From EUR36.00
 
Noto and Tellaro Roman Villa
"First we visit the recently opened Roman villa of Tellaro a unique example of a museum that houses a Roman villa with some very prestigious mosaics. Then we travel to Noto the European capital of the Baroque and Unesco Patrimony since 2002. It's one of the most beautiful cities of Sicilian art as a splendid historical center where you can admire many civil and religious monuments. See Santa Chiara SS Salvatore Cathedral S. Nicolo
From EUR48.00

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Piazza Bellini

This calm, spacious piazza in the heart of Catania is named after the Catania-born composer Vincenzo Bellini (actually, it is probably named after the opera house, which in turn is named after the...
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The Roman Odeon

The Roman Odeon of Catania stands adjacent to the Roman Theatre. Hard to tell from its current dilapidated state, but it once could hold up to 1500 spectators. It destiny was similar to that of the...
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Terme Romane della Rotonda

Known as le Terme Romane della Rotonda, this is yet another Roman Baths complex in Catania. It dates from the 1st century CE and it remained in use probably until the 5th century. The Rotonda refers...
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Teatro Romano

Sunken between Mediaeval and Baroque-period buildings, the Roman Theatre of Catania is an amazing sight. Some sort of a theatre on this site was first built by the Greeks around the 6th or 5th century...
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Palazzo Biscari

It is difficult not to stand in awe in front of the façade of Palazzo Biscari, as it is the city's most richly decorated palace. It was built by the Paternò Castello family, princes of Biscari, over a...
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San Placido

San Placido is a church and convent originally built in 1409 by Benedictine nuns on the site of the non-extant Roman Temple of Bacchus, and reconstructed after the earthquake. The new church was...
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Teatro Bellini

Named after the Catania-born composer, Vincenzo Bellini, the Catania opera house was inaugurated in 1890 with Bellini's opera, Norma. The official name of the theatre is in fact Teatro Massimo...
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Palazzo Paternò Castello di Sperlinga e Manganelli

Despite the grimy façade, the beauty of this palazzo can be seen in the ornate Baroque portal (see main photograph). The palace was originally built in 1400 by the family Tornabene in Catalan style...
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Arco di San Giovanni de' Freri

This Gothic arch is all that remains from the church of San Giovanni de' Freri. An ancient church from 532 CE originally existed at this site, but it was completely rebuilt in the 15th century in...
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Palazzo Scammacca della Bruca

Though one of numerous baroque palaces in Catania, Palazzo Scammacca della Bruca caught my attention because of its elegant Neoclassical portal and the beautiful fountain of Neptune in its courtyard....
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Monastero di Santo Nicolò l'Arena

One of the largest in Europe, the Benedictine Monastero di Santo Nicolò l'Arena was founded in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 18th century after the 1693 earthquake. The massive reconstruction...
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Chiesa di San Nicolò l'Arena

Attached to the Benedictine monastery of the same saint, Chiesa di San Nicolò l'Arena is Sicily's largest church. It was built as a replacement to a Renaissance-period church that had perished in the...
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Esedra di Piazza Dante

Known as l'Esedra di Piazza Dante (Esedra = Exedra), these three curved palatial buildings trace the half circle shape of Piazza Dante and face the church of Santo Nicolò l'Arena. They were designed...
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Santa Maria dell'Elemosina

Considered one of the prime examples of late Sicilian Baroque architecture, Santa Maria dell'Elemosina was completed in 1777. An older church existed on the site since at least the 13th century but...
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