Masseria della Volpe

TYPOLOGIES

Sicily for Couples

Settings

Coast, Countryside

Activities/Interests

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

£ 1980 pp

Highlights

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

Rooms:

22 room including 3 Family Suites

From

from £ 1980 per person

Including

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

Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Map

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.  

Facilities

Hotel

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

Rooms

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

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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