Noci’s origins are supposed to back to the second half of hte 6th century AD when, at the behest of Captain Conone and following the mandate of Emperor Justinian II, a military fortress was built (Castellum Nucum) on the hill where the town now stands. As time passed this was replaced with the real urban centre. Today the historic centre of Noci still keeps some typically medieval elements. Just walking through the alleyways you can discover ancient palaces embellished with aristocratic decorations, the religious and civil buildings that have accompanied the history of the town. You can admire the famous gnostre, which are a distinctive element of this historic centre. The gnostre are little courtyards which are closed on three sides and with just one side open to the main street, where neighbourliness could be consolidated.
Noci historic centre