Coming back to my blog after such a long time has not been easy. I have so much that I would like to share that it’s difficult to prioritize. I am using this week photo challenge to share some pictures from this past summer’s trip to Sicily. On my trip I visited the South-East region of the island. This post only covers the small historic town of Noto. The picture I choose for the challenge is the view from the roof top of the Church of Montevergine. It gives you just a glimpse of what’s below: a marvelous Baroque town where the honey hue of the stone buildings with the backdrop of the Iblean Mountains provides a mesmerizing image.
The small city of Noto was constructed on the ruins of the old city by the Duke of Camastra, in the wake of the devastating earthquake of 1693. Noto is one of the eight Baroque towns nestled into the area. The whole valley, Val di Noto, has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beside the architecture of the historic centre, the town of Noto has a lot of charm, and some great places to eat. One of the best pasticceria (pastry shop) in Sicily is indeed in Noto, Caffè Sicilia. Of course we had to stop there to put it to the test. My husband had a brioche stuffed with gelato and I had a granita testing of three flavors (lemon, almond and gelsi neri). These were the perfect late morning snack!
We returned to Noto for dinner and we had our best meal in Sicily at Ristorante Crocifisso. Everything was delicious, my Pasta con Sarde (sardines) was to die for it. The tuna was cooked to perfection and the cannolo…yum!
Although, on my way to airport for my Italy trip I realized my camera bag was left on the kitchen counter, I hope you will still enjoy the pictures, all taken with my iPhone. If you are patient I will soon post more of My summer 2017 Italy trip.
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