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Noto is in Sicily, Italy. The city is one of the eight world heritage listed "Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto".



Noto was once situated on Mount Alveria but destroyed by an earthquake in Val di Noto in 1693 and was rebuilt in another site in Baroque style.

Get in

Get there as a daytrip from Syracuse (1h15min by bus) or a stopover from Syracuse to Ragusa (1.5 hour), Gela, or Enna.

The train station appears to be unmanned at least some of the time with no automated ticket machines. Rather unreasonably, this is not seen as an excuse not to have a ticket - a note in Italian only informs you that they must be purchased from the garage in Via Gaetano Salvemini, a good ten minutes walk away.

Some of the services listed on the station timetable are actually bus services, so check for the little picture of a bus.


Noto is a world heritage site and billed as the most attractive of the Baroque towns in south east Sicily. In reality its a bit of a disappointment. Most of the significant buildings are closed and being restored (or not). It feels like there is not enough money available to bring Noto back to what it once was.

Fountain in front of tourist information


Local specialties include marmelades, jams, honeys, biscotti, and granite.



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