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Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 Sicily region
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
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14 Jan 2015
"A beautifully peaceful place with a tastefully furnished apartment"
Our host was very friendly and spoke english eloquently.
The house was stylishly furnished and was very comfortable for a family of four which Included two children. It was kept clean during our stay. Facilities worked well.
We loved the use of the garden, where we could pick lemons to eat, relax and have meals.
Noto is a pretty small town. That has good restaurants and wonderful ice cream cafe's. It's close in proximity to drive to other small coastal towns and beaches.
An enjoyable stay for culture, sun and relaxation.
10 Dec 2014
"Wonderful , Rewarding and Fullfilling Experience"
Have I said too much ?Not really , if you chose Sicily , and off course if you landed in beautiful Noto...when i write rewarding and fullfilling, i refer myself to PIANO ALTO, the upper part of NOTO ,… More
9 Nov 2014
"live like a local - spacious quirky apartment"
We stayed 5 nights in the upper apartment for a late season holiday. Noto is a beautiful city - great to wander around and enjoy the atmosphere and beauty and drama of the churches and old palazzos.… More
26 Sep 2014
"a marvellous holiday"
this is a delightful apartment. We were pleased that it was warm enough to sit out in the beautifully scented little garden, a lovely oasis. Inside it was spacious, characterful and comfortable. We were sorry not to meet Angelica who was on holiday she made sure we were well looked after by Maria. We filled 10 days easily with the culture, history, nature and gastronomy of the region and will undoubtedly return. This is not rip off Sicily out for the tourists' buck, the people are lovely and genuine and the prices very reasonable.
19 Sep 2014
We stayed in the first floor apartment. It was lovely and spacious, and a great location in the town. A few negatives- bathroom only accessible via two bedrooms (not stated on any of the information… More
17 Sep 2014
"bellissima casa siciliana!"
Siamo stati nel appartamento di sopra, con il terrazzo, ed è stato un soggiorno bellissimo. La casa è bella, con un "anima" siciliana, un arrendamento moderno, semplice, molto bello e pers… More
26 Aug 2014
Premetto che sono amico della proprietaria ma ho trovato una casa costruita nell'altro secolo nella parte alta del centro storico di noto restaurata in modo perfetto e con assoluta armonia ricost… More
4 Nov 2013
"Wonderful place, Excellent value"
We stayed in the downstairs garden apartment for a week at the beginning of October. It's a quiet, comfortable place, very spacious for just the two of us. Angelica is the perfect hostess....fr… More
14 Aug 2013
"Lovely place to stay in a beautiful town."
We spent a week in the downstairs apartment which is a lovely place to be with all you need to be comfortable. The garden is very peaceful and we loved being able to pick fresh warm figs and lemons. There are many local shops which mean you don't need to drive to get a great selection of food. The town is just a few minutes walk away and is so beautiful. Angelica's directions to the house were faultless and she was so helpful in giving us advice for local restaurants, beaches and shops - just the sort of local information that made the holiday just perfect.
22 Jul 2013
"Sitio ideal por su tranquilidad y calidad"
Piano Alto ha sido un sitio perfecto para nuestras vacaciones. El lugar está en perfecto estado y nos encontramos al llegar con lo necesario para pasar la primera noche y poder desayunar al día sigu… More
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