Thursday, September 26, 2013

Noto's Cathedral - Italy

Silvano's last card is this one with Noto's beautiful cathedral. Noto is one Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, classified as UNESCO WHS!

Ediz. Italia Sebastiano
Noto Cathedral's construction began in the early 18th century  in the style of the Sicilian Baroque and was completed in 1776. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra.
The cathedral collapsed in 1996 as a result of unremedied structural weakening caused by an earthquake in 1990, to which injudicious building alterations in the 1950s may have contributed. It has since been rebuilt, and was reopened in 2007.

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