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Pretty square in the center of Pozzallo, Sicily, leads to the seafront and beaches, four of which have received the prestigious Blue Flag, awarded to the cleanest and the best equipped beaches in Italy.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Pretty square in the center of Pozzallo, Sicily, leads to the seafront and beaches, four of which have received the prestigious...

Piazza Municipio and Town Hall in Noto, Sicily

In 1693, an earthquake decimated eight towns in an area known as Vall di Noto in southeast Sicily. In some cases, the damage was so severe that the original towns could...

Stunning interior of the recently restored Baroque Teatro Tina di Lorenzo, located on Piazza XVI Maggio in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Stunning interior of the recently restored Baroque Teatro Tina di Lorenzo, located on Piazza XVI Maggio in the Baroque town of...

Porta Reale (Royal Gate) stands at the head of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main thoroughofare in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily. It is also known as Porta Ferdinandea, as it was constructed in 1838 to commemorate a visit by King Ferdinand II of Bourbon.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Porta Reale (Royal Gate) stands at the head of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main thoroughfare in the Baroque town of Noto,...

Church of San Domenico and magnificent Fountain of Hercules are the centerpieces of Piazza XVI Maggio, located near the western end of Corso Umberto Vittorio, the main thoroughofare in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Church of San Domenico and magnificent Fountain of Hercules are the centerpieces of Piazza XVI Maggio, located near the western end...

Municipio (Town Hall) in the Baroque town of Noto, one of three towns that were entirely rebuilt on new sites after the earthquake of 1693. Buildings were constructed of a local limestone that glows a soft honeyed gold color at sunset.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Town Hall in Noto, Sicily, one of three Baroque towns that were entirely rebuilt on new sites after the earthquake of...