The Cathedral of Noto has been the victim of a long restoration in recent years. It reopened to the public in the summer of last year and its magnificent facade stands at the top of the stairs. The church is beautiful inside as well. In 2007 there was an exhibition on the work of reconstruction but the site is so monumental and meticulous (eighteenth century methods were used for its construction) I was surprised that they didn´t further explain the plans! The style is Sicilian Baroque and it is a real masterpiece.
After passing Catania and its market and continuing further south towards the end of Sicily, almost approaching Tunisia, you´ll arrive to Noto, an extraordinary Baroque city. It was destroyed by an earthquake in the seventeenth century and 10 kilometers were completely rebuilt in the Baroque style. It is very simple and even today, the city is full of marble. The churches, the palaces, schools, social housing, everything is marble! The impression of freedom you have when walking in the streets is amazing! if you like architectural masterpieces, go to Noto as the entire city has been classified as a Unesco world heritage site. I assure you that you will be impressed! Also, my favorite director is Michelangelo Antonioni (whose films are very aesthetic) and he recorded much of the movie "The Adventure" in this city.