This 500-seat theater was built in 1844 with donations from 14 of Ragusa's richest families. That's why it got the name 'Theater of Unity.' It was also called "the small St. Carlo" because its architecture was similar to that of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
An imperial Roman Catholic house of worship, Noto Cathedral dates back to the late years of the 18th Century. Occupying a central location in the town of Noto, it was built in the year 1776 and apportioned to Saint Nicholas of Myra. The structure weakened during the 1990 earthquake and a part of it collapsed in the year 1996. This led to some significant alterations carried out in the mid-20th Century. Its faint yellow exteriors are carved out of limestone, while the interiors are plain white. The Sicilian Baroque marvel houses the mortal remains of Noto patron's saint, Corrado Confalonieri.
Visit the imposing Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista or explore ancient costumes at the Museo del Costume at Scicli, a time-worn city in Ragusa province of Sicily. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Baroque metropolis boasts of a pristine backdrop and an old-world charm that remains unmatched with its contemporaries like the Modica and Noto towns. The native Sicels possibly founded the city sometime in 300 BCE while it has been occupied since the Early Bronze and Copper Ages. Admire the beautiful Neoclassical Santa Marìa la Nova or the Baroque St. Bartholomew churches, while it also remains popular for a road running competition called Memorial Peppe Greco. Scicli also serves as one of the shooting locations for Il Commissario Montalbano, a long-running spy drama whose popularity spans various countries across the continent.
Dominated by the imposing Church of San Giorgio, Modica is a baroque town whose origins date back to either 1031 BCE or 1360 BCE. However, the site has been occupied by the Sicels ever since the 7th Century BCE. Nestled in the beautiful Hyblaean mountain range, Modica, like its other Sicilian contemporaries, boasts of a rich and an eventful past. It has seen invasions by a string of rulers like the Arabs and the Romans. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it also remains popular for its locally manufactured chocolate, alluring gourmands and leisure seekers alike.