NOTO THE BAROQUE BEAUTY OF SOUTH-EAST SICILY by alongdustyroads.com

After the devastating earthquake of the 11th January 1693, palaces, churches, cathedrals, entire cities and towns were not simply rebuilt, but reborn – and none more beautiful than Noto, the undisputed jewel in the Val di Noto crown. The earthquake provided a blank canvas upon which Sicilian architects, many of whom were trained by the Baroque masters in Rome, could paint their dreams

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