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The main route through the historical heart of Noto is the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the three squares it crosses. The Corso starts from the so-called Royal Gate (“Porta Reale”), a monumental entrance to the town in the shape of a triumphal arch and erected in the 19th century. On both sides of the gate there is a tower and a tree-lined street.
The gate itself is by Horace Angelici and in the Neoclassical style: there are two pilasters with Corinthian capitals, and it is topped by three symbolic sculptures. To the left there is a crenellated tower (a symbol of the strength of the city across the centuries); with the greyhound on the right representing loyalty and a pelican representing selflessness, generosity and fertility.

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