Apartment Armonioso

Comfortable  |  Apartment  

Val di Noto & The South East  |  Noto

2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 4

A comfortable, modern apartment for four not too far from Noto...

Set amid the beautiful countryside on the doorstep of historical Noto, Apartment Armonioso (meaning harmony) is one of two apartments blessed by this stunning location, surrounded by wonderful nature yet near to some of Sicily’s most alluring destinations. Armonioso is on the first floor, with a balcony which overlooks the green landscape, proving the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast before your day exploring some of Sicily’s baroque treasures.

The apartment itself features two bedrooms and two shower rooms. Recently built, you can expect a modern and stylish design, dominated by wooden floorboards, walls and beams, lending a natural and authentic character to the property. A spacious and airy open-plan living room and kitchen effortlessly pours out onto the balcony, equipped with furniture and a dining area, while the two bedrooms are also a good size. The apartment is well equipped with modern, comfortable features and outdoors there is a shared pool and sun terrace decked out with loungers and a barbecue.

Armonioso’s location is excellent for out and about opportunities without the need to stray too far from your base. The history and splendid baroque architecture of Noto is just a short drive away, while the beaches of the Vendicari Nature Reserve are just 10km away, for a beach day.

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Layout

First floor entrance. Open plan lounge/kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a further double bedroom (twin beds can be requested in advance), shower room, 30m2 balcony.

Facilities

Shared pool (10 x 5m, 1 -1.40m depth), washing machine, dishwasher, stove (electric), oven (electric), microwave, fridge, freezer, television, satellite receiver, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning/heating.

Electricity is inclusive up to 140Kwh per week. Any usage above 140Kwh will be charged at €0.40 per Kwh and is payable locally.

Location

  • Beach: Sandy beach 6km
  • Restaurants: 4km
  • Shops: 4km
  • Main town: Noto 7km
  • Airport: Catania 86km, Comiso 84km, Palermo 320km

About the Local Area

ABOUT AREA

Noto is a little jewel of Sicilian Baroque. UNESCO heritage site since 2002, the city was entirely rebuilt after 1693’s earthquake in a late Roman Baroque style, with wide parallel streets that run from east to west to be lit by the sun from sunrise to sunset. Three big stunning churches with their staircases overlook the three squares of Piazza Immacolata, Piazza Municipio and Piazza XVI Maggio.

LOCAL BEACHES

Vendicari, Noto
In the heart of Vendicari Nature Reserve lies an 8km stretch of golden sand dunes, lagoons, cliffs and hidden bays. There are no sun loungers, bars or water sports and no crowds. A truly wonderful place to swim and well-suited to families but be sure to take anything you might need including water with you.

Marina di Modica
Here you will find a beautiful sandy beach which is great for swimming, and many sand dunes. In the high season there are many activities restaurants, cafes, shops and ice-cream parlours.

Fontane Bianche
The beach of Fontane Bianche, about 15 km from the centre of the city, is named after the many natural spring water found in the area. The beach is a long stretch of fine sand surrounded by luxuriant vegetation and a very popular tourist hotspot.

FESTIVALS

Infiorata di Noto is one of the most impressive exhibitions of the art of decoration with flowers. During the third weekend of May, every year, several artists work to create carpets and pictures made of flowers along Via Corrado Nicolaci. The breath-taking show includes the creation of about 30 paintings that revolve around a different theme each year.

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Val di Noto
Drive around the late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto. The valley holds a series of picturesque towns composed almost entirely of Baroque churches, palaces and house - a must see for architectural and historical enthusiasts.

Cavagrande del Cassibile
Located few kilometres from the little town of Avola, Cavagrande del Cassibile it’s a huge nature reserve that surrounds the canyon formed by the little Cassibile river. The Canyon is about 10 Km long and has steep stone walls and fresh little lakes located at the base, where it is possible to have a bath.

Mulino ad Acqua – Museo Cavallo d’Ispica
A beautiful original watermill exhibit from the early 18th century - open every day and night visits are also available to pre-book.