52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #41. European Grandeur and Stateliness

Southeastern Sicily’s Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto impress with the sophistication that we Americans imagine when conceptualizing a trip to Europe. When strolling through the “stone garden” city of Noto, for example, you may feel as if you’ve been transported to an enlightened era when you stand in the grandeur of its elegant 18th century cathedral and evocative, vast public spaces created for outstanding people-watching. Pictured here is the stately Palazzo Ducezio, Noto’s municipal hall, inspired by French palaces of the 17th century and completed in 1830. 

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