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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 Stesicoro

This is a really beautiful Piazza with plenty to see. In this piazza alone you can visit ancient Roman amphitheatre ruins, visit Chiesa di San Biagio, see a statue of Vincenzo Bellini, see Palazzo Tezzano and do some great people watching.

It was here that I used a helpful Italian phrase to get rid of a begger, "Sono al verde", I am broke, and he left us alone after that.

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Jun 08, 2007

Piazza Stesicoro

This is one of the biggest and most important piazzas in the city. Named after a poet who lived in and fell in love with Catania, this piazza is packed with interesting things, both above and below. The most interesting things are invisible: the city has been destroyed many times by lava and earthquakes, and when, after one such disaster, the Roman amphiteatre withstood destruction, the inhabitants of the city decided to build OVER it, hoping for a solid foundation. There are the remains of an entire city buried under modern central Catania.

To be found here: Statue of Bellini, Buried Roman Amphiteatre, Candy Vendors

A word on the candy vendors - they sell all sorts of typical Sicilian goodies, particularly during the Christmas holidays and during the festival of St. Agata (which passes through here). I reccommend the candied almonds and 'olives of the Saint'.

To be found nearby: Goods Market, Fruit Market, Via Etnea

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Things to Do Near Catania

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Villa Bellini

Catania is a heavy, darkly-colored stone city under a brilliant blue sky. Rarely however is the grey, black, blue and brown relieved by the green of vegetation. This is what makes Villa Bellini such a...
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Piazza Duomo

This archway links Piazza Duomo with via Cardinale Dusmet, where la Pescheria fish market begins, and it cuts through the 16th century wall around Catania. It is named after the 17th century Spanish...
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Mount Etna

Mount Etna is the most active volcano in the world, and it is the highest Volcano is Europe. Its height varies after each eruption, and due to frequent lava flow and build up. Mount Etna is UNESCO...
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Corso Umberto

Little is known for sure about the construction of this church, but based on its name historians have concluded that it was most probably built around 1550. Peliere was the head of the Italian Langue...
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Isola Bella

Isola Bela is an island (in low tide you can go there walking). The place is so wonderfull that you will find a lot of people taking pictures from the road above and using the island as background....
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Greek Theatre

Taormina's most Romanticised monument, il Teatro Greco does leave you breathless. It is the Classical theatre with the best view in the world, consisting of the Mediterranean on one side and the...
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