Friday, January 17, 2014

Noto, Sicily - ITALY - UNESCO #1024

This card was also sent by Giuseppe and it shows a city that I must confess I didn't knew, Noto, one of the eight Baroque towns in south-eastern Sicily classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Well, this will be a hard site to complete (at least 8 cards needed) but for now it's enough to paint green another entry on my collection reaching the nice number of 270 different sites (only 711 to finish). Thank you so much Beppe for this amazing swap, hope we can make more in the future. This postcard took 3 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1024 - The Cathedral (1693-17700), Noto - ITALY
The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building.

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