The Late Baroque

In 1693 a catastrophic earthquake ravaged towns across south east Sicily (the Val di Noto).
At the beginning of the 18th century, many architects and engineers of the time worked on the reconstruction, using and enhancing the baroque style of the time.
The late Baroque of the Val di Noto originated from this reconstruction. It is characterised by a delicate play of light and shadow, convex and concave, made possible by the soft white local limestone.
Since 2002 the Late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto have been included in the Unesco World Heritage List.

Written by: Valdinoto Team


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