05 May La Torretta
Area: Noto, Siracusa
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Countryside, Garden, Rooftop terrace, and Swimming pool
This quaint little house has a large rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the countryside by the town of Noto. Inside, it is snug and cozy and the recent addition of a pool makes this a perfect romantic hideaway in the Noto Valley.
At a glance
- Pool 3m x 6m
- One double bedroom on mezzanine
- Small bathroom with shower
- Lounge with a sofa bed
- Outdoor eating area
- Simple and functional Kitchen
- Rooftop panoramic shaded terrace
La torretta means turret in Italian, in fact it was a watch tower in the 13th century. Hence the house is positioned on top of a hill and its rooftop terrace has endless views over tree tops and the town of Noto and out to sea. Here at the head of the Val de Noto, just a kilometre from Noto, you are only a short drive from a combination of beautiful landscape and baroque towns like Ragusa, Scicli and Modica. But it’s not just about strolling, eating and drinking. This is also the area with the most beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. A 20 min drive will take you to the Vendicari Nature Reserve and its numerous gorgeous beaches.
The ground floor of this rural retreat features an open plan vaulted living area built out of typical limestone and a true Sicilian style simple kitchen. The tiny bathroom on this floor has the shower is built into the rock. The double bedroom is located on the mezzanine which looks down onto the lounge area. From here, another feature is the narrow stairway carved in the stone that leads up to a stunning roof top terrace. Outside, the small covered paved area the house makes great space for a meal.
- Authentic appeal
- Roof top terrace
- 30 hectares of grounds
A couple of minutes’ walk away, is another one of our featured villas with a swimming pool, Il Mandorlo. If you were part of a larger group, you could opt to spread out in the two villas.
- Closest airport: Catania, 1h10 minutes by car
- Closest town: Noto, 15 minutes by car
- Closest beach: Vendicari’s beaches, 10 minutes by car
- Siracusa: 45 minutes by car
Bear in mind
Bad telephone connection
This villa is a two-minute walk from villa Il Mandorlo
The path leading up to the road is not lit and unpaved.
The villa is not suitable for small children and anyone with walking difficulties due to the
steps to the mezzanine and to the terrace. Please also note that the wall surrounding the terrace is low.
Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Extra services available on request:
- Shopping service €35 plus cost of groceries
- Extra cleaning service €15/hour
- Personal Yoga Teacher
- Pool is open from May to September, outside of these times there is a surcharge of €200
Security Deposit €500
- Air conditioning
- Satelite TV
- Ipod and CD player
More Things to do
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Guided tour of Siracusa
- Half a day on boat with lunch or aperitif on Enrico’s ketch
- Vendicari Nature Reserve with guide
- Personal Yoga teacher
- Private Chef