One of the best and relaxing "re-charging" holidays in a long time. Entirely last minute "on spec". What joy! Wonderful location, relaxing views over golden countryside, watching the sheep herded across the farmland and close to 3 excellent beaches. The first beach, Elovo, is a 20 minute walk across the farmland and we tended to walk there around 4pm - and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. Cooler to walk back!. The next beach, Marianelli is "interesting". The third - some 45 minutes to walk - is the famous Calamosche Bay. The hotel has been painstakingly restored and is very clam and quiet. Many guests are "passing through" and stay only one or two nights. Thus during the day we had the hotel much to ourselves - including the pool. We did not hire a car and arranged a lift to and from the airport with the hotel and so spent a lazy week compared to most guests. We were the only English couple and muddled along in Italian, & French [some guests speaking excellent English]. The other guests were very pleasant - especially the young children. We loved being able to walk for miles and miles and miles. The hotel organised an excellent walk around the Venticari reserve with Eloisa and can arrange trips to Noto, Syracuse, Marzamemi, Taoramina, Etna etc plus energetic activities such as diving etc. Even in July some good bird life: flamingos, hawks, moustached warbler. A highlight was watching a tiny, just hatched, turtle scramble into the sea!. The whole experience brought back happy memories of my own, and my children's idyllic long childhood summers. Staff fantastic - helpful, friendly and very, very happy. Food excellent - I had fish every night and too many tempting Sicilian pastries - even at breakfast. Booked this hotel for 7 nights very last minute to escape the cold wet "summer" of England, based on Trip Advisor reviews. We shall return - at a different time of year to see different birds and also hopefully to venture beyond the Venticari Reserve. I fear, however, we get seduced again into chillin' out too much... Thank you for such a lovely "unplanned" holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the top of a hill, La Corte del Sole offers its guests a wonderful view over the Vendicari Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful Sicilian reserves. Thanks to the skillful restoration of a typical nineteenth-century ancient Sicilian manor, La Corte del Sole has been realized looking after every single detail, using only noble materials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Corte Del Sole Noto, Sicily