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Cattedrale di Noto

The cattedrale di San Nicolò in Noto was constructed 1694-1703 in a Baroque style, but work continued until 1776. It is at the center of the new Baroque city of Noto that arose after the old one was leveled in the devastating earthquake of 1693. The roof of the cathedral collapsed in 1996, but it has been reconstructed since.

 

This moving memorial is dedicated to the refugees who drowned in the Mediterranean, trying to reach the shores of Sicily from Africa. It consists of boat fragments. The inscription is a quote from Pope Francis and says: "Chi piangerà per questi morti?" (Who will cry for these dead?)

 

 

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Taken on June 15, 2015