At the highest elevation of the historical centre, Piano Alto is the perfect starting point for discovering Eastern Sicily: day trips include Syracuse, Modica and Ragusa but some guests prefer to just walk around town or relax at Vendicari beach.
Piano Alto offers traditional comforts and style: large rooms, period furniture, use of natural, local materials in the decor and scrupulous restoration
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido Di Noto 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania 90 km, Nearest railway: Noto 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- ceiling fans in every room
- cast iron radiators (a unique feature in the area!) in winter
- design bathtub in local Noto stone
|Further details outdoors|
- hot and cold private shower in the courtyard
- al fresco dining
- lounge beds and lounge seats
- free fruits from the trees when in season
- spice garden
- cleaning service included in the rental price
- portions of the house available on request
The best advice for Sicily’s first time traveller is to visit only a portion of it.
Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean and the world's most ancient multicultural society: every corner has its historical and natural wonders, its own peculiar character and history. It would be a pity not to take advantage of it.
Luckily Sicily can be visited all year around: the climate is mild even in winter and each season offers its specialities, starting from the celebrated cuisine which is at its best when it features seasonal ingredients.
Noto, the 'garden of stone', is a late baroque urbanistic jewel that dominates the southern tip of Sicily, known as the Val di Noto.
The primary tourist activity in Noto is simply to wander around the beautiful streets or sit outside the Caffè Sicilia for incomparable sweets.
But you can also enjoy the beaches of Vendicari's Natural Reserve all year around and explore the wetlands for birdwatching.
Visit Greek and Roman ruins in the surrounding countryside or stop by at one of the wineries off the road.
Trek up and down the Hyblean Mountains heading for Pantalica or Cavagrande del Cassibile with it’s hidden lakes at the bottom.
Check out low cost flights to Catania Airport (one hour drive) from all over Europe