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Italy, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)

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Location Provinces of Catania, Ragusa, and Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Coordinates N36 53 35.5 E15 04 08.1
Type Cultural
Property 112.7900 ha
Date of Inscription 2002

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1024 )

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building.

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