Distance from Siracusa is 40 km. The captivating town of Noto represents the apogee of the renovation that took place following the cataclysm of 1693, monument to the achievement of a few architects and planners whose vision coincided with the golden age of Baroque architecture. Although a town called Noto has existed in this area for centuries, what you see today is in effect a “New Town”, conceived as a triumphant symbol of renewal.