Horses Abound in Noto

Extravagant balconies such as this one were created by Baroque artisans when Noto was rebuilt in the 17th century after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Particular attention was given to creating beautiful architectural details such as this one on via Nicolaci. We’ll be visiting Noto, part of “The Late Baroque Towns of Val di Noto”…

Long and Baroque

Palazzolo Acreide possesses the longest Baroque-style balcony in Sicily. This is a detail of it. Palazzolo Acreide is one of the eight towns that make up the “Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto” UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo credit: Filippo Buttitta)