Beautiful salmon pink building and a great place to watch the world by. The inside is freshly painted white. What can I say - it's a Duomo! But it is very impressive from the outside.
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Now beautifully clean after extensive restoration after partial collapse of the dome in 1996 it only reopened in 2007. The mellow stonework in particularly beautiful towards sunset.
This is a lovely old cathedral although it has undergone some renovations since it was built - mostly because of a thunderstorm and some earthquakes in the area. If you want to visit try and time it to before 1.00pm when it shuts (siesta ?)...More
Make sure you time your visit to reach here before 1pm when it closes. It reopens again at 4pm. Lovely building, stunning exterior, worth seeing but not as elaborate as some of the nearby churches; Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore is much prettier and possibly the...More
I much prefer Sicilian baroque to Roman baroque. Much cleaner and simpler and with the added attraction of the golden limestone from which they are built. Both times we've been there's been a wedding in progress so it's nice to see the church is fully...More
AKA Basilica Minore di San Nicolo , was built in the early 18th Cent. after the traumatic earthquake of 1693 in Sicily . The Cathedral partially collapsed in 1996 , a reopened after restorations in 2007 . Contrary to the majestic grandeur of the stairs...More
My wife and I visited the Duomo (Cathedral) in Noto during a two-week vacation in Sicily. It is located on the main Corso Vittorio Emanuale on which most of the churches in Noto are situated. Apparently, one side of the church and the main dome...More