cattedrale di Noto spiaggia di San Lorenzo

Noto Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site, has seen the influence of several civilizations: Siculi, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs and Spanish. They have left their indelible mark on the language, culinary customs and rural traditions.

Noto: is unquestionably the capital of Sicilian Baroque. Referred to as ‘the stone flower’, it was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake in 1693. Today the town represents the emblem of wealth and magnificence of the baroque period in Sicily.
We recommend a visit to the Vendicari natural Reserve, a wonderful natural oasis where you can observe the typical Mediterranean green vegetation and The Roman Villa del Tellaro, rich in precious mosaics displaying mythological and hunting motifs.

Pachino: the name most probably derives from the Greek ‘Paxus’ meaning ‘fertile’ or from ‘Paxus Oinos’ meaning ‘land flowing with wine’.
Once arab settlements, Pachino and Marzamemi have both been influenced by the ancient tradition of fishing and tuna processing, which was an important industry for a long time there, that along with the ancient millstones tell how nature has deeply influenced popular traditions.