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Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

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Discover the heart of Sicily of the late Baroque period. Rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1693 it is part of UNESCO's World Heritage.

Highlights

  • Visit the reconstructed Baroque town of Noto
  • Stop in Modica at the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily
  • Admire the late Baroque monuments of Ragusa

Description

The first stop on this 8-hour tour is Noto, the Garden of Stone, noted for its Baroque heritage. After the massive 1693 earthquake, Noto was rebuilt on Meti Hill. The town’s origins date to the Early Bronze Age. Continue to Modica and visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. The city also has a rich history and a wonderful architectural heritage. See the cathedrals of San Giorgio and San Pietro and the Palazzo Polara and Palazzo Napolino-Tommasi Rosso, among others. Ragusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2002 for its monuments of the late Baroque period. Visit examples of this style including its cathedrals and palaces.

Includes

Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or port of call Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan English-speaking driver/guide Gas Parking fees Tolls
Hotel accommodation Meals Tickets

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