Eremo della Giubiliana


Val di Noto & The South East  |  Ragusa

17 bedrooms, sleeping 2-3

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Mon 21 Oct 2019

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A truly luxurious and unique historic converted monastery, steeped in history.

A stay at the Eremo della Giubiliana will make you part of this building’s rich history, one which starts as far back as the 12th century amid the Hyblean plateaus of southern Sicily. Beginning life as an ecclesiastical feudal hold of Renna, over the last 900 years the convent building has served as an Arab home, a defensive fortress and as host to the Knights of the Order of San Giovanni. Today the building functions as a 5-star, luxurious hotel, though the heritage remains in the retention of authentic features.

Ancient pitch stone features prominently throughout the building and its 17 bedrooms and suites, once serving as cells in the monastery. Each bedroom is unique, and although they feature modern comforts such as televisions and air-conditioning, they also have the old-style Sicilian furniture, iron beds and original household goods that define these gloriously authentic bedrooms. Local produce is an important concept at the Eremo, something experienced in the superb on-site restaurant, Don Eusebio, while a cooking course under the watchful eye of its head chef will teach you more about these local flavours.

A prime location allows for exploration around the area, with the fascinating old city of Ragusa and the beaches of Marina de Ragusa within a short drive of the hotel.

Official local hotel rating: 5 star


Facilities in hotel

Pool, Restaurant Don Eusebio, The Crypt wine cellar, bar, complimentary bicycles, parking, room service, Wi-Fi. Payable locally: Asphodelus wellness area, Culinary School with cooking classes and wine tasting, laundry, baby-sitting.

Facilities in room

En-suite shower or bathroom, satellite television, telephone, minibar, safe, air-conditioning 


  • Beach: 13km
  • Restaurants: On-site, 13km
  • Shops: Ragusa 13km
  • Main town: Ragusa 13km
  • Airport: Catania 107km, Comiso 31km, Palermo 297km

Rooms at Eremo della Giubiliana

Classic Room

From £991pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Superior Room

From £1,068pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Deluxe Room

From £1,327pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Suite Grande

From £1,754pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)


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Suite Superior

From £2,020pp

Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)


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About the Local Area


One of the eight towns in the Val di Noto world heritage site, Ragusa is set amidst two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Split into two parts, the modern town is perched higher on the hillside whilst the picturesque old town Ragusa Ibla is lower down the hillside, filled with baroque architecture and narrow cobbles streets. Also in the old town visit the Church of San Giovani. Ragusa is also particularly famed for its gastronomy and produces some excellent cheeses.


Marina di Ragusa
A very popular large beach with golden sand and clear waters. There are numerous facilities along the beach including sunloungers and parasols for hire.

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 sunloungers, 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.

San Lorenzo

A favourite beach in this area as it is stunning with beautiful clear, turquiose water and a gently shelving sandy beach which is great for families. Head for the section that is not owned by a particular hotel or resort, where there is a beach hut serving ice cream and drinks. This beach does get busy in peak season.


Infiorata di Noto, Noto - May
Italy’s best-known flower festival sees one of the baroque town’s main streets, Via Nicolaci, carpeted with a series of flower tapestries. The day after the festival finishes children enjoy running through the petals scattering them in all directions.


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.

Take a stroll around the enchanted cobbled streets of the island of Ortigia, stopping at bustling piazza’s and Baroque churches along the way.

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Visit the famous Greek ruins in Syracuse including the extremely well preserved Greek amphitheatre where classical theatre is performed in the summer months.

Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina
The most remarkable Roman ruins in Sicily and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this grandiose 4th century Roman villa is home to one of the finest floor mosaics in existence.