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Noto: A Baroque Tale

A visit to the Val di Noto is a discovery of an exciting chapter in the history of man. Following the terrible earthquake of 1693, the people of the Noto Valley were amazingly adept in reconstructing their cities with brand new criteria and with incredible imagination, all in the matter of decades. Indeed, the tale of the Sicilian Baroque expresses a return to life and a certain joie de vivre in the face of the disastrous event. Noto is one of the pearls on a strand of Baroque art cities in Val di Noto that, in 2002, were also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.