Noto is in Sicily, Italy. The city is one of the eight world heritage listed "Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto".
phone: +39 0931573779address: Piazza XVI Maggio
phone: +39 339 4816218address: Corso Vitt. Emanuele 135
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Get there as a daytrip from Syracuse or a stopover from Syracuse to Ragusa (1½ hour), Gela, or Enna.
Regional bus stopaddress: Via PolaInterbus and AST provide connecting services with Syracuse (approx. 1 hr 15 min). Tickets sold at the Hotel Flora next to the stop.
By trainThe railway station is further from the town centre than the bus station. The station appears to be unmanned at least some of the time with no automated ticket machines (see below for some details).
Combined with some difficulty with getting a return ticket at the station it may be more convenient to take a bus on a return trip despite it takes a bit more time.
You can buy tickets for travel on Regional trains at the ticket offices of the station, at the ticket vending machines, at the authorized travel agencies and points of sale of the circuit Lottomatica, Sisal and Punto Servizi, from the Internet site, or with the App Trenitalia, available for iPhone and iPad, and also for devices with the Android operating system.
A ticket can be also purchased on board with a supplement of €5 to the cost of the ticket. On departure from the station, notify the train crew before getting on.
Noto is a World Heritage Site and billed as the most attractive of the Baroque towns in south east Sicily. In fact it's a really nice small town where the most of significant buildings are aligned along a single street.
Unfortunately some of them are closed and/or being restored. It feels, like in many other places in Sicily, there is not enough money available to bring the town back to what it once was.
Cattedrale di San NicolòThe cathedral stands on the summit of a magnificent staircase consisting in three flights of steps dating back to the 18th century but restored at the beginning of the 19th century. The facade is closed off by two imposing bell towers and it is topped by two late 18th-century statues
Porta RealeThe entrance into the town and its main street – the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Palazzo Ducezio18th-century building designed by Vincenzo Sinatra with Neo-Classical frescos by Antonio Mazza. It now hosts the Town Hall.
address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 83Sometimes referred to as "La Scala di Milano in miniatura".
phone: +39 338 7427022address: Via NicolaciWell-restored 18th-century palazzo. The ground floor is home to the town library "Principe di Villadorata" (Prince of Villadorata). The palace is still inhabited by some members of Nicolaci family.
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
address: Corso Vitt. Emanuele,149It consists of two parts: archaeological collection and Galleria d’arte contemporanea E.E. Pirrone (Contemporary Art Gallery). The building also said to have a nice roof terrace with wonderful views.
Chiesa di San Domenico
Some other palazzi:
Palazzo Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio
address: Via NicolaciA festival which attracts thousands of tourists every year, the third Sunday of May. A street covered with splendid mosaics made with flower petals, in a corner dream. This new painting technique allows teachers infioratori to make a flowered carpet along the way Nicolaci.
Trattoria del Crocifissophone: +39 0931 571151address: Via Principe Umberto, 48Very good small restaurant of famiglia Baglieri. Very honest prices.
Neas Ristorantephone: +39 0931 573538address: Via Rocco Pirri, 30Nice restaurant and outdoor serving in little courtyard. Local seafood.
phone: +39 0931 835013address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 125Run by Corrado Assenza of Netflix fame, the gelati is said to be the "best" in the world.
Ristorante Manna Notophone: +39 0931 836051address: Via Rocco Pirri, 19In the wine cellar of the Nicolaci Palace, and with period furnishings, the restaurant serves traditional Sicilian dishes surrounded by hundreds of bottles of wine. Expensive, but excellent.
B&B Geranio Vacanze
Not Sicily B&B
- Macrina B&B - Friendly proprietor (though not English-speaking) with good sized rooms a pleasant garden to have breakfast in.
Sicily Villa RentalSea front holiday home in Marzamemi, nearby Noto. Old warehouse 10 meters from the sea, it can accommodate up to 17 guests. Weekly rentals available.
phone: +39 388 1944339address: SS115, 2KM west from Noto