Noto Antica

Several people suggested that we visit Noto Antica, the medieval settlement of castle, church and gorge which was comprehensively deserted following the earthquake of 1693 and the resettlement of the new town ten miles to the south.   It leaves an eerie sense of desolation up in the hills.  Although the guidebooks are sniffy about it because there’s not much to see, it’s deeply silent.

This is the entrance gateway:-

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The old town walls:-

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And the castle keep:-

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