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The many cemeteries found on the plateau dell'Alveria testify to the existence of the city of Noto since prehistoric times. Legend has it that there is born Ducezio , King of Sicily, and who has the fortress to defend it from the Greeks. And 'in this territory, between the eighteenth and the fifteenth century. BC, developed the "civilization of Castelluccio" capable of producing fine ceramic objects so as to be widespread in much of Sicily. In 450 a. C. the city was occupied by the Greeks and, during the reign of Hiero II, following an agreement with Rome, came under Roman rule and became "federated cities" (exempt from paying taxes). Especially prosperous and productive, Famous reaches its peak during the rule of Arab (866 AD), this people, for administrative purposes, divides the island into three main valleys, the Val di Noto, Val di Mazara and Val Demona, elevating the city of Noto in Capovalle, resulting in dynamic economic and commercial. During the Norman and Aragonese domains, it strengthens the economy of this town that thrives in the cultural sphere deserving the title of "Urbs ingenious" because of its illustrious sons like Aurispa, and Carnilivari Barbatius. But, alas, the dreadful earthquake in 1693 shook the whole Val di Noto , shaves completely destroyed the city by stopping the growth of the town built sull'Alveria glorious!

The current center is located about 15 km further downstream, and its reconstruction is the work of skilled architects and workers, thanks to the ingenuity and remarkable ability to art , creating a jewel of humanity today can admire. The "Garden of Stone", is defined as the city of Noto, reflects the cultural influence of ' the late Baroque era so that the noble families compete in the construction of huge buildings decorated in a luxurious. Slowly the city regains its glory and importance of a time until, in 1865, the city of Syracuse is raised to a provincial capital and seat of the most important administrative offices. Today Noto relives its prosperity thanks to the rediscovery and enhancement of its glorious past; many tourists are spending their holidays.
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