Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building.

Since 2002 it is a Unesco site.

italia - catania

italia - caltagirone

italia - acireale

italia - ragusa2

Thanks to Ludovica for the postcard.

italia - val di noto

Thanks to my dad for the postcard.

Thanks to Grazia for the postcard.

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