Masseria della Volpe


Sicily for Couples


Coast, Countryside


Food and Wine, Romance, Rooms with a view, Tennis in resort

£ 1980 pp


A slick architect-designed converted masseria, with a heavenly pool and holistic spa, set amidst the olive and carob tree covered countryside overlooking the Noto valley.

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

A gourmet restaurant and sport facilities to work out those extra Cannolis


22 room including 3 Family Suites


from £ 1980 per person


7 nights sharing a Superior Double room

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Private tours of the Baroque towns

Wine tasting and farm visits


Surrounded by a large estate dotted with citrus, fruit, carob and olive trees, it is superbly placed for exploring the region, with views across the Noto valley and hovering between a string of beaches and the magnificent baroque towns of Sicily’s south east.


Restful, refined and with a strong focus on eco-sustainability, the hotel’s re-design comprised locally sourced materials including lava stone from Mount Etna and the white stone that is typical of the area. Despite its elegant appearance, the hotel is visibly rooted in its farming environment, with age-old olive and carob trees providing shade around the pool, olive oil produced on the estate and fruit and vegetables used in the restaurant.


Situated on the ground and first floors of new buildings, bedrooms and suites are decorated in neutral shades, some with exposed stone walls and white beams. Choose from a Classic or Superior room, with a view over the courtyard, a private garden or with a balcony.


Suites have one or two bedrooms/bathrooms and the largest Suite has a roof terrace and separate external space. The apartment offers spacious family accommodation in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms, a kitchen, living-room and private garden.


Start your day with fruit juices squeezed from the fruits in the orchard, locally-sourced ricotta, cheese and ham, pastries and home-made jam.


Meals are served in the hotel’s Ristorante Coda Rossa or, in spring and summer, on the terrace overlooking the pool against the backdrop of the Noto valley. Dinner is a Sicilian treat – with antipasti of tartare di tonno, ricotta-stuffed ravioli, grilled fish and pistachio-based desserts featuring on the menu.


If you can drag yourself away from the laidback atmosphere at the masseria, there are towns, cities, beaches and nature reserves to explore. Start in Noto where the main Corso Vittorio Emanuele is an extraordinary testament to baroque architecture. The neighbouring UNESCO towns of Modica, Ragusa and Scicli are all close by. On the coast, Syracuse and the Necropolis of Pantalica are also listed by UNESCO. The hotel is also within easy reach of the principal film locations used in the popular Montalbano television series. There is a good choice of beaches within a half-hour drive of the hotel, many with fully-equipped ‘lidi’ if you prefer the comfort of a sun bed and shade. The fringes of the Vendicari Nature Reserve are bordered by sandy bays with translucent water, including the popular Calamosche beach and at the very tip of the south east cost, the beach at Portopalo.  



Restaurant Own oil production Cocktail bar Snack bar Garden Swimming pool Tennis courts Children’s play area Hydromassage Heated pool Gym Sauna / Turkish bath


40″ LCD TV Individual temperature control Free Wi-Fi Mini bar Double pillows Bathrobe Slippers Organic personal-care amenities Hair dryer Step-in shower Safe No smoking Suite have two double rooms

Self-catering apartment

3 double bedroom / 2 bathrooms / Living room Kitchen and dining room Private terrace Coffee machine Washing machine LCD TV 32-55″ in the rooms Free Wi-Fi Safe No smoking