The Sicilian Expedition Travel Journal – Day 12

16th May 2015

It’s been suggested to me in the planning stages that my trip is a little antiquities heavy and that a day somewhere more Baroque may be a nice break and a welcome surprise. Taking this advice I hop on a bus to Noto for the day.

Having not researched Noto much at all I was astounded to have accidentally waltzed up to the town on the first day of their weekend long annual flower festival. Fortune was favouring me today!

After arriving and a quick lunch of pizza topped with aubergines, (I cannot seem to get enough of them this trip…) I head along the pretty town for a leisurely wander.

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The Town Hall

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Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo

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San Carlo Borromeo

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Noto Cathedral

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San Francesco all’Immacolata

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The Theatre

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As utterly captivating as Noto is, the focal point of the Infiorata Flower Festival is the Via Nicolaci. The street is famous for the stunning balcony details so I walk up and down the street twice, once for the architecture and once again to admire the petal art that carpets the floor of the street.

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Infiorata #infiorata2015 #noto #sicily

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After the weekend the children of Noto run along the street kicking up the pictures, signifying renewal.

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