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Val di Noto in Italy, Sicily resort

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Val di Noto is a region located in the southeastern part of Sicily, near the Ibleian mountains on a plateau.

Due to the strong earthquake that occurred in 1693, the entire area with villages and cities was practically wiped off the face of the earth. Soon, the subsequent restoration of the cities gave rise to an architectural style, later called 'Sicilian Baroque'.

City of Noto – the center of the Sicilian Baroque, currently the most popular with tourists. It was in this city that one of the parts of the film `` Adventure '' was filmed. Michelangelo Antonioni.

The Val di Noto region is also home to the city of Acrail, which was founded in 664 BC. and became the first Corinthian colony in Sicily. The city was discovered in the 16th century, but the first major excavations began here only three centuries later.

In 2002, eight cities in this region – Caltagirone, Catania, Modica, Militello in Val di Catania, Ragusa, Noto, Scicli and Palazzolo Acreide – were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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