From the historical center of Noto you can go by the hills of San Corrado fuori le Mura, past the beautiful sanctuary of the Madonna della Scala, about 3 km where you can admire the mountain Alveria and imposing XVI of Noto Antica. The first human settlement dates back to the culture Castelluccio, ie the Bronze Age Ancient (XVIII – XV century BC.). From the road, before arriving at the small bridge over the river Salitello, you can admire the Sicilian necropolis belonging, according to the Bernabo Brea, the fourth period (730 – 650 BC), called the Finocchito, characterized by rock-cut tombs and a bedroom with cushion stone for a rite which provided for the deposition of a single body for grave or at most three bodies. Also along the rocky bank on the right, before you reach the door on the Mount, you can visit the Cave of the Artichoke, Jewish catacomb bearing the seven-branched candelabrum, and the broad Cave of a Hundred Mouths, Byzantine catacomb. Passing through the entrance doors of the ancient Noto, on the left there is a large room built from the walls, which was the Armoury with the stables, to the right rises the Castle with the main tower commissioned in 1431 by the Duke of Noto Don Pedro of Aragon, vassal of the City and brother of King Alfonso V the Magnanimous. Below the castle you can visit a catacomb Christian Byzantine arcosolia, carved in the rock (VI – VII century), and immediately after, always right, there is a grave greek-classic, dug under the castle. At the top of the hill you can see the Valley of the Carousel, where does the Asinaro, and under the mountain there are the leather tanneries excavated by the Arabs. On the way to the left to open the site of the Hospital of St. Martin, better known as the Hospital of St. Our Lady of Loreto, which is connected to a structure carved into the rock, perhaps a recreation center. Proceeding on our journey into the Noto Antica, we arrive at the palace of the Barons of Belludia with its various environments, on the right and on the left, in front you can see the pillars of the Church with the ruins of the Jesuit College, built by Baron Buxello Don Carlo Giavanti, philanthropist.