Welcome to Noto
Welcome to Noto – the city of Baroque
Noto is a city in the southeast of Sicily, the largest isle in the Mediterranean sea. Noto is full of story, in fact here we can see pieces of Roman history as evidenced by the amphitheater or mosaics located in Villa Romana del Tellaro but there are also arabic and norman signs. Through all these people, Noto is grown more and more until 18th century when Baroque exploded and characterized all the city. For this reason in 2002 Noto is listed in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Now, the city's economy revolves around agriculture and sheep-farming but especially in summer, the city is filled with tourists from all over the world. In summer, temperature can reach up to 40 degrees, this is why we suggest you to visit the city in Spring: in May, in fact the weather is mild and the city holds the largest flower festival – called by the locals “infiorata” - of the entire Sicily.
Information and fact
In the main square of Noto, you can find pubs or bars but the flagships of the city are Sicilian ice-cream shop. During summer, you can attend shows and live concert of singers tipycal of the area.
The city winds around a main street where you can find any brands. The most popular are Italian brands, such as Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana etc.
Noto is full of religious buildings; in fact, the city can boast about thirty buildings including churches and manor homes. Noto may be also remembered for its archaeological finds, such as catacombs of the Christian period and Byzantine tombs.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour.
Noto is influenced by a mediterranean climate but the influence of the sea is predominant. Winters are mild, with temperature that reach and excees 15 degrees; summers are hot but temperatures are mitigated by sea breezes and occasional winds.
Noto is connected to the other cities of Sicily through a line of buses called AST. The airport of Catania is an international airport and it is connected with Noto through a shuttle service.