South-East Sicily

Overview

Eight late Baroque cities in the Val di Noto district were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2002: Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa and Scicli.

 

These cities, affected by the earthquake in 1693, were rebuilt in a late Baroque style, codified as a real, unique, and recognisable architectural style: the Sicilian Baroque.

 

Based in one of the baroque cities of south-eastern Sicily, it is possible to change beaches every day by visiting magnificent places.

#NOTO - Enter Corso Vittorio Emanuele, enjoying a pistachio ice cream and discovering the history of the great palaces and churches with peach-colored walls and set off to discover a small town that "hides" one of the most beautiful historic centres in all of Sicily.

 

#RAGUSA - In Ragusa, a staircase connects the two souls of the city: Ragusa Superiore and Ragusa Ibla. Walking these steps is like entering a history book, peering into the past among old houses and sumptuous buildings.

 

#MODICA - It is known for its chocolate and for its "hundred churches". It divides into Modica Alta and Modica Bassa and the buildings are in gray rock perched on a hill. Its UNESCO World Heritage treasures are scattered around different areas, but what will most likely take your breath away will be the unique panoramic views of this area, both day and night.

 

#SCICLI - A town set between the three stone valleys, also known as quarries, with ancient churches, eighteenth-century noble palaces and arid countryside marked by dry stone walls and carob trees.

 

#SIRACUSA - From the millenary old town of Ortigia to the Maddalena peninsula and the secret beaches of Plemmirio, a holiday between myth, history and nature.

#THE SEA - Along the 150 kilometers of coastline, you will find fine sand, wild rocks, deserted and hidden coves. But also beaches with five-star Beach Clubs.

 

#ISPICA CAVES - Those who love trekking cannot fail to dedicate at least one day to visit the Ispica quarries, one of the most evocative and unspoiled places of the Iblei. It is a river valley that crosses the Hyblaean plateau for about 14 km, between Modica and Ispica, and which houses prehistoric necropolises, Christian catacombs, natural caves.

 

#MARZAMEMI AND PORTOPALO DI CAPO PASSERO - If you like small fishing villages, Marzamemi is the ideal choice. Set of different films and locations of a beautiful beach in the Spinazza area, this ancient seaside village is the most photographed for the beautiful square, full of restaurants and surrounded by a thousand shades of blue: from the sky to the sea, to the windows and chairs of the premises.

 

#FLOWER FESTIVAL - The Infiorata is a tradition revived annually on the third Sunday of May. A festival event that sees flower artists use flowers and flower petals to set up decorations and colored and fragrant carpets in the center of the city. Over the years - the first edition is in 1980 - the Infiorata has become one of the most significant and famous festivals in all of Sicily, set in the beautiful Baroque city of Noto.

Charming towns

A.D. 1768 Boutique Hotel

An ancient patrician residence overlooking the Piazza del Duomo becomes a destination for discerning travelers.

  • from £540 per person
  • 4 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

A.D. 1768 Boutique Hotel

An ancient patrician residence overlooking the Piazza del Duomo becomes a destination for discerning travelers.

  • from £540 per person
  • 4 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Hotel Quattrocuori

Quiet location in a small seaside village, close to historic towns for a mix of beach and culture.

  • from £755 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Hotel Quattrocuori

Quiet location in a small seaside village, close to historic towns for a mix of beach and culture.

  • from £755 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Hotel Palazzo Failla

Full-on Sicilian experience in this frescoed palazzo in the heart of baroque Modica.

  • from £550 per person
  • 3 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Hotel Palazzo Failla

Full-on Sicilian experience in this frescoed palazzo in the heart of baroque Modica.

  • from £550 per person
  • 3 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Itineraries

Baroque Beauty In Sicily

A brief snapshot of the best of Sicily's baroque treasures in Siracusa and Modica.

  • 7 nights

£ 1350 per person

Baroque Beauty In Sicily

A brief snapshot of the best of Sicily's baroque treasures in Siracusa and Modica.

  • 7 nights

Eastern Sicily: Taormina and the Val Di Noto

Combine the glamour and glitz of Taormina with the captivating rural landscape of South East Sicily.

  • 10 nights

£ 1550 per person

Eastern Sicily: Taormina and the Val Di Noto

Combine the glamour and glitz of Taormina with the captivating rural landscape of South East Sicily.

  • 10 nights

Sicily Discovery: a 2-week fly-drive holiday

A whistle stop tour that combines the best of Sicily's culture, gastronomy and beach and city life.

  • 14 nights

£ 2750 per person

Sicily Discovery: a 2-week fly-drive holiday

A whistle stop tour that combines the best of Sicily's culture, gastronomy and beach and city life.

  • 14 nights

Beach & Country

Battimandorlo Country House

Experience rural Sicilian life in this beautiful farm stay near baroque towns and sandy beaches.

  • from £990 per person
  • 5 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Battimandorlo Country House

Experience rural Sicilian life in this beautiful farm stay near baroque towns and sandy beaches.

  • from £990 per person
  • 5 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Relais Torre Marabino

A lovely working farmhouse with its own wine barrels and an excellent restaurant.

  • from £990 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Relais Torre Marabino

A lovely working farmhouse with its own wine barrels and an excellent restaurant.

  • from £990 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Masseria della Volpe

A lovely rural setting, yet only a 20 minute drive from the sandy beaches of Vendicari.

  • from £1600 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Masseria della Volpe

A lovely rural setting, yet only a 20 minute drive from the sandy beaches of Vendicari.

  • from £1600 per person
  • 7 nights, B&B, Fully comprehensive car hire

Villas

Villa Vanna

The pool area is great for soaking up the sun and cooling off. This villa is perfect for a family or groups of friends--it's chic and has all the modern comforts.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

£ 1820 per week

Villa Vanna

The pool area is great for soaking up the sun and cooling off. This villa is perfect for a family or groups of friends--it's chic and has all the modern comforts.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

Villa Piana

Villa Piana is great for relaxing holidays or exploring the baroque towns and beaches nearby.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

£ 3150 per week

Villa Piana

Villa Piana is great for relaxing holidays or exploring the baroque towns and beaches nearby.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

Villa Maranta

Postcard views, great tranquility and a wonderful holiday between the countryside and the sea are guaranteed!

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 9

£ 5320 per week

Villa Maranta

Postcard views, great tranquility and a wonderful holiday between the countryside and the sea are guaranteed!

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 9

Villa Nemo

A delightful beachfront family villa along the coast of Donnalucata near the baroque towns of the Val di Noto.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

£ 1320 per week

Villa Nemo

A delightful beachfront family villa along the coast of Donnalucata near the baroque towns of the Val di Noto.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

Villa Astra

An exclusive property with pool immersed in the countryside but a short drive away from the sea and charming towns.

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Sleeps: 12

£ 2240 per week

Villa Astra

An exclusive property with pool immersed in the countryside but a short drive away from the sea and charming towns.

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Sleeps: 12

Villa Profumo

Exclusive seafront villa with pool and direct sea access for large family or friends to share.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

£ 7900 per week

Villa Profumo

Exclusive seafront villa with pool and direct sea access for large family or friends to share.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

Villa Gilda

Set in a wonderful sea front location, the property is just a few steps away from a delightful bay that can be easily reached on foot.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

£ 1680 per week

Villa Gilda

Set in a wonderful sea front location, the property is just a few steps away from a delightful bay that can be easily reached on foot.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Villa Amalia

Located a short stroll away from the beach in a peaceful rural area.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

£ 1680 per week

Villa Amalia

Located a short stroll away from the beach in a peaceful rural area.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Villa Stella

Fabulously refurbished Sicilian villa, set amidst the rural landscape of the Val di Noto, with an infinity pool and private wellness area.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Lower price up to 6 sleepers

£ 2100 per week

Villa Stella

Fabulously refurbished Sicilian villa, set amidst the rural landscape of the Val di Noto, with an infinity pool and private wellness area.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Lower price up to 6 sleepers

Villa Sara

A superb summer villa for a family wanting to combine chilling and exploring.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

£ 1890 per week

Villa Sara

A superb summer villa for a family wanting to combine chilling and exploring.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Villa Orsi

A superlative 3-bedroom family villa with pool, designed for outdoor living only a couple of metres from the beach of Marzamemi in South East Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

£ 2095 per week

Villa Orsi

A superlative 3-bedroom family villa with pool, designed for outdoor living only a couple of metres from the beach of Marzamemi in South East Sicily.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

Villa Marina

A unique, privileged seafront position for this contemporary pool villa with a private SPA and garden gate access to the sea.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10

£ 4900 per week

Villa Marina

A unique, privileged seafront position for this contemporary pool villa with a private SPA and garden gate access to the sea.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 10

Villa Lighea

A splendid 2-Bedroom beach house with a fabulous outdoor settings for al fresco living and daily dips in the sea.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

£ 3780 per week

Villa Lighea

A splendid 2-Bedroom beach house with a fabulous outdoor settings for al fresco living and daily dips in the sea.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Villa Costanza

Stylish elegance at this perfectly-located villa with pool in the heart of the baroque Val di Noto and close to sandy beaches.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

£ 1750 per week

Villa Costanza

Stylish elegance at this perfectly-located villa with pool in the heart of the baroque Val di Noto and close to sandy beaches.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

Villa Colledi

A finely finished large contemporary villa with splendid pool and grounds set in the in glorious Sicilian countryside, close to the fabulous Baroque town of Noto and lovely beach.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 11

£ 2800 per week - sleeps 11

Villa Colledi

A finely finished large contemporary villa with splendid pool and grounds set in the in glorious Sicilian countryside, close to the fabulous Baroque town of Noto and lovely beach.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Sleeps: 11

Villa al Mare

Modern and generous, seafront five bedroom villa with glorious views across the southern Sicilian coastline.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

£ 1600 per week

Villa al Mare

Modern and generous, seafront five bedroom villa with glorious views across the southern Sicilian coastline.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8