Villa Val di Noto

Noto, Siracusa

Brilliantly situated for the Baroque triangle of Noto, Modica and Ragusa. Simple and charming, with a garden and pool


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


In an ancient landscape of stoney outcrops and grazing cattle the valley road curves round to the plain above, high and glorious with great views. There, at the end of a narrow lane, is the house, elegant in its simplicity, whiter than white with pale turquoise shutters. A large marble-topped table is protected by a gazebo, a striped hammock is slung between the trees, sleek loungers flank a big pool, and there’s a play area shaded by olives. Inside, all sparkles, from the sitting room with books, wood-burner and white leather sofa, to the well-equipped kitchen, the simple bedrooms and the bathroom with its great big shower. Civilisation is a seven-minute drive, but there’s no other dwelling in sight; this is a place for those who love silence. If you bring children, make sure they can swim; if not, the beach is a ten-minute drive. Few tourists make it to Sicily’s southernmost tip, and out of season you’ll have the place to yourselves. Come evening, head for Ragusa, a honey-coloured Renaissance marvel – or ethereal Noto, or glorious Modica.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4.30 pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 7-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €140
Weekly price
from €999
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 6
From €1404 beds2 bedrooms


This is a really lovely place: a good house in a great location and the pool is fab! Sitting outside with a coffee at 7am, before the crickets kicked off and before the heat really got going was very calming! And it has excellent wifi for those who need it. There is lots to do in the area (historical visits, Etna, beach, snorkelling club etc), and Cassibile, the local town, is friendly and unpretentious. Great gelataria as well! There some minor glitches with the house but nothing to get in the way of a lovely week.

George, London

I have spent 10 delicious days in this villa at the beginning of May. The house is wonderful and completely silent and the owners could not have been more kind and helpful. It is less than one hour away from Catania airport and it's a perfect place to discover the treasures in the South of Sicily. Art, history, culture, food and wine, nature: Sicily has it all!

Eline, Brussels

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Manager Simon Cronin

  • The Villa is perfectly located for exploring the Baroque jewel UNESCO World Heritage towns of Noto Siracusa, Scicli, Modica and Ragusa. The white sandy beaches with pristine Caribbean blue water are only a 10-minute drive.
  • Shops, bars & restaurants are 7 minutes away. Within 20-minutes drive there are two stunning Greek theatres and one Roman amphitheatre (the Romans filled it with water for real naval battles!)
  • The Villa is situated close to the entrance to the famous Cavagrande di Cassibile Nature Reserve with its beautiful freshwater lakes. Hundreds of flamingoes stop off in transit to Africa at the nearby Vendicari Nature Reserve.
  • If cooking and wine is your thing - visit the Ortigia food market for fresh fish and locally grown vegetables - where you'll walk away with bags of amazing produce for half of nothing!
  • Want to get out on the Med - Miami Vice style? Hire a boat for a day for about £120.
  • If the kids want a water park with huge slides there's the fantastic Etnaland or the volcano itself only forty minutes away. While you're there enjoy a typical country lunch with superb award winning wine at a Mt Etna vineyard run by two Sicilian brothers.