NOTO - Sicily Southeast

“Nuances of Nobility” is the name of the first DiVita Tour to Sicily.   The south-east part of the Island has captivating areas for you to explore; Noto, Ragusa and Modica.  These towns send you back to a time, filled with palaces, nobility, ballrooms, decorative cut stones, balconies, and grand churches all wrapped up in baroque grace and grandeur.  Noto sits on a plateau overlooking the Asinaro valley, and the homes are built from amber colored stones. Sunlight bounces off the village while illuminating all in its path.   The winding roads are lined with hazelnut trees with incredible beaches and views of the bright blue sea.  There are 3 main Piazzas to discover in Noto; Piazza Immacolata, Pizza Municipio, and Pizza XVI Maggio.   To enter these Piazzas, you must find your way to Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, and enter through the Royal Gate.   


In Palazzo Nicolaci, you can find yourself captivated by the largest modern fresco in Italy, it is elegantly painted onto a 320 square foot dome, and with the church bells ringing, the town becomes magically alive.   The shops and cafes are bustling with residents and local artists, with a sprinkling of tourists, too few to notice.    As you sit with a hot cappuccino and a cannoli and listen to the water from the fountain of Hercules battling a monster, it must be the perfect morning.  Visit our education page to learn more about Ragusa and Modica.


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