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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...

Hall of Mirrors at the Municipio (Town Hall) in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily, was modeled after the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Hall of Mirrors at the Municipio (Town Hall) in the Baroque town of Noto, Sicily, was modeled after the Hall of...

Basilica di San Nicolo in the Baroque town of Noto in Sicily, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Basilica of St. Nicholas in the town of Noto, Sicily, which was rebuilt in the Baroque fashion after an earthquake completely...

In the Jewish Quarter of the Old Town of Syracuse, Sicily, stores traditionally occupied the ground level, while proper homes were on the upper floor. Recent discoveries have located the site of the original synagogue, as well as the Mikvah, the ritual Jewish Bath, which has been completely restored.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: In the Jewish Quarter of the Old Town of Syracuse, Sicily, stores traditionally occupied the ground level, while proper homes were...