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Full Day Tour in Noto Antica and Noto

Culture and History tour in Noto

Tour Price : €260 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English, Italian

The town of Noto is renowned for its exceptional Baroque heritage that inspired the Tuscan art critic Cesare Brandi to name it "Garden of Stone". Noto is the hub of a wide area, which is full of important historical-archaeological, architectural, and landscape data, extending from the Hyblaean plateau to the Ionian coast. After the tragic earthquake in 1693, Noto was rebuilt on the Meti Hill during the 18th century. Therefore, this reconstruction represents only a phase in the long and complex history of the town, whose origins are to be found in the Early Bronze Age.

Our tour will start with a hike among the ruins of the old town, whose site was inhabited from the 18th century BC. Surrounded by deep canyons, the green, lush plateau of Monte Alveria is like a palimpsest preserving the traces of Sicilian history. From the protohistoric Sikel tombs to the remains of the Greek walls, from the Christian and Jewish catacombs to the medieval castle and the monuments of the 16th and the 17th centuries, you will travel through time.

In Noto, we will walk along the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, admiring Churches, monasteries, convents, palaces, public buildings and squares, which were set along the slope of Monte Meti, between the 17th and the 19th centuries, composing a magnificent "stage setting". All this was achieved in accordance with a uniform plan and complying with the architectural models of the Late Baroque. In 2002, Noto was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €260
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: 1-15 tourists
Languages: English, Italian
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Noto