Syracusa, Sicily, Italy
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) UNESCO World Heritage Site
Originally settled in the 5th century BC, Noto was destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and rebuilt on a grid plan in the 18th century. This UNESCO World Heritage site city boasts the finest examples of Sicilian Baroque architecture among its handsome palaces and churches made of limestone that has mellowed to a golden hue. The town is built on terraces connected by monumental flights of steps.
Drive through the countryside, passing villages and almond groves en route to Noto. Walk to its Public Gardens to admire the busts of artists who contributed to the town's culture and style.
Visit four truly impressive structures -- the Church of St Dominic, the Church of St Charles, the cathedral and the Ducezio Palace.
Don't miss the chance to taste the famous Sicilian Cannolo pastry -- a melt-in-your-mouth experience. You'll have some free time to browse on your own.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.