Lat: 36° 53' 32.72582" N - Long: 15° 3' 54.62677" E
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The baroque of Noto pervades the entire town: baroque elements are connected achieving what has been called the "perfect baroque town".
Noto was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and its inhabitants rebuilt it further downstream.
The original site of the town, ancient Noto, is located 8 km to the north, and is an archaeological area of considerable historical interest; its foundation presumably dates back around 448 BC.
Here there are the first human settlements, which date back to the Early Bronze Age.
Noto was the birthplace of Ducezio, who caused the Greeks to tremble for having caused the Sicilians to rise against them in the 5th century BC.
Noto was a Syracusan colony during the reign of Hieron II and was recognized as a town allied by the Romans, such as Taormina and Messina.
During the late Roman period in its area the Roman Villa del Tellaro was built: it is a masterpiece containing the most beautiful and artistic mosaic floors in Italy.
After the occupation of Sicily by the Byzantine legions of the Emperor Justinian, the territory of Noto was enriched with monuments.
In 864 it was occupied by the Arabs who fortified it; it was later occupied by the norman Grand Count Ruggero d'Altavilla.
In the nineteenth century.
In 2002 Noto was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
What happened in Sicily: 27 September
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One of the most beautiful Frederick castles
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