Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island
The imposing Sicilian Baroque cathedral, overlooking Piazza Municipio in the town of Noto, south west of Siracusa. Dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, construction began in the early 18th century and was completed in 1776. The cathedral collapsed in 1996 as a result of 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.