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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Porta Reale is nothing to go out of the way for, however it is inevitable you will find yourself walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, therefore unlikely to miss it. Erected in 1838 for the visit of Ferdinand II, (1810-1859) it was built by the Marquis...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

One observes many visitors entering Noto without giving the slightest attention to the detail of Porta Reale. At the top of Porta Reale one can notice three symbols which refer to the allegiance to the Boubon monarchy. One can observe a dog which represents loyalty;...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marcel Z
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

It is always an amazing entrance to watch - day and night! There are coffee shops and biscuits places next to it.You might be lucky to get a traditional local musician playing music. It is a place to watch the world go by! Just beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank frawla
Reviewed December 28, 2017

If in Taormina or nearby Siracusa - do not miss taking a trip to this small town of NOTO. Awesomely beautiful baroque-style town w/ incredible churches to see. Porta Reale is the main street to walk down and see NOTO. You can park just before...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

The Royal gate was built in 1838 to greet King Ferdinand II. It is the entrance to the main street of Noto, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Belgy11
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is an excellent choice for a visit to beautiful baroque Noto. Located in the main street, the hotel is right in the centre of the action, which also means that front-side rooms can get noisy. Excellent breakfast, nice service, what more?

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Member_France
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Let's not get excited people, it's a pretty arch- that's it. I wouldn't make a special trip to see it- but if you're in Noto, it's there.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SKD73
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This big arch is the entrance to the old town in Noto. You may pass through this arch after you park your car outside, like we did. Once inside, the pretty town is laid out in front of you.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Porta Reale is not a "must see" attraction as is , but it is very important : It's a good point to start your visit of Noto and stroll along Corso Vittorio Emanuele . The nice gate itself was built in the mid 19th Cent....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank saul g
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Big gate at the formal entrance to the city, Walk under and continue on Vittorio Emanuele to do some shopping, see the cathedral, admire the city and eat ice cream.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Thomas V
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