Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Noto, Sicily.

Noto, the town known for its tufa stone buildings. They have a honey colouring and the majority of the older town is made of this stone. There are many hints of Sicilian Baroque around the town and a great place to view this is around the Villadorata Palace. A stroll down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele will let you see most of the important sites without having to deviate, I am sure the rest of the town is lovely, although somewhat hilly. That said, we could only stop over on our way to Syracuse. So 1.5 hours later we were back on the road, that said it was certainly worth the stop off to see the nice buildings and get a rest from sitting down all the time in the car.

Noto Cathedral 



Not Town hall.

Duomo interior.



 A balcony of the Villadorata palace.







The one on the left looks like a Maori Hei-tiki 




is it just me or does this look like a person with their mouth padlocked? Just me? Ok...

It looks like Warsaw's fish with boobs has moved to Sicily for some sun.

I must admit, Warsaw, along with Italy and Spain have made me truly fall in love with courtyards. They are such a great thing when done well.