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||Pets welcome, 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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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
11 Nov 2012
"Wonderful haven in noto"
Absolutely loved our stay. We stayed in the downstairs flat with the garden. Lovely to pick fruit from the trees and cook with the herbs in the garden. Gorgeous furniture and decor. Fab restaurant just down the road. Noto itself is awesome. Just watch out for the Sicilian drivers.....recommend train for day trips to Syracuse and Modica.
8 Nov 2012
"Véritable bijou situé sur les hauts de Noto, Sicile"
Véritable bijou situé sur les hauts de Noto, à 7 min. à pied de la cathédrale, composé de pièces en enfilades, meublées avec beaucoup de goût (quelques meubles années 30 notamment) qui leur donnent un caractère unique. Propre, calme (la plupart des pièces donnent sur la cour intérieure) et literie très confortable (nos meilleures nuits en 2 mois de voyage en Sicile). La disposition des pièces est telle qu'on a finalement très peu occupé le salon situé à l'entrée, la cuisine étant à l'opposé. Le jardin est également charmant (orangers, citronniers, grenadiers). On a aussi beaucoup aimé les sols carrelés, sans doute d'origine et tous différents. La propriétaire a également du mobilier pour les enfants (petites chaises notamment) ce qui a beaucoup plu à notre fille. Elle est venue nous chercher à la gare (sous une pluie diluvienne), et nous a donné de précieuses informations par écrit. Petit bémol : les moustiques sont d'une agressivité redoutable dans la région ! Une adresse que nous recommandons vivement !
2 Oct 2012
"Charming place to be in Noto"
The location was perfect, very quiet and very close to many shops, a delicious patisseria was just next door (!!)....
We were on the basement during the first week with an access to the garden... Very charming... And we went up to the first floor for the second week, huge rooms and beautiful decoration....
Angelica was a perfect host and gave us some advices to enjoy our stay,
I highly recommend this rental.
28 Sep 2012
"Magnifique appartement où tout est aménagé avec soin, pour un séjour au coeur d'une ville sicilienne"
Nous avons séjourné une semaine en août dans la maison d'Angelica, avec nos enfants de 4 ans et 1 an. L'appartement est très confortable et agréable. Sa propriétaire a un sens de l… More
3 Jun 2012
"Perfect stay in charming atmosphere, in a tastefully designed home"
The advices before booking were perfect.We've been welcome "as at home", an a very nice place.Just everything perfect.Based in Noto, we visited Etna, Syracuse, Ragusa, wonderful beaches… More
28 May 2012
"A wonderful home in a charming Sicilian town"
Noto is a charming southern Sicilian town, with good food, lovely scenery, excellent cafes, and friendly people. Piano Alto is an exceptionally nice property — very spacious and comfortable, well ma… More
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