Borgo Alveria is a small boutique hotel in Noto Antica, close to Siracusa in Sicily. Built on the site of an ancient monastery, just 700 m from the Porta Aurea of Noto Antica, the restored farmhouse has been painstakingly restored to reveal the original amber-coloured stone of the 18th-century farmhouse, surrounded by orchards, gardens and 19 hectares of land. Interiors blend elegant contemporary features and design with the original features to romantic effect, while outside, guests can enjoy use of the outdoor pool and solarium and enjoy the views. For dinner, look no further than Borgo Alveria's gourmet restaurant, where great seasonal food with an inventive mix of Sicilian & international styles can be enjoyed in the atmospherically lit dining room where stonework, soft lighting and ceramics create a wonderful dining experience. Explore the UNESCO designated ancient ruins of Mount Alveria, walk in the verdant countryside or simply lie back in the hammocks enjoying the peace and quiet.
This small boutique hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool & solarium where guests can relax and watch the sunset over the orchards. Set on 19 hectares of part landscaped, part wild estate, Borgo Alveria is a wonderful place for nature walks or a day reading in one of the colourful hammocks. Mount Alveria has a rich history, with the ruins of the ancient city of Noto, destroyed in the 17th-century earthquake, and a rich heritage, including archeological evidence of the Sicilian necropolis and ruins from the Hellenistic, Pre-Christian, Jewish, Byzantine, Arabian, Norman Renaissance and Baroque eras. Guests can also visit the present-day Noto Antica, just 500 m away, or take a trip to Noto town, 10 km from this chic retreat. Take a drive down the southeast coast to discover the famous Baroque towns of Scicli and Modica, the Cava Grande Natural Reserve and the stunning beaches of Oasi Faunistica of Vendicari.
The cherry on top is the Borgo Alveria Restaurant where head chef David prepares fresh, gourmet meals using locally-sourced, high quality produce, with meats and cheeses from local farms and vegetables from a neighbouring farmer's organic gardens. He learnt from the best, with traditional dishes inherited from his mother and grandmother and he has combined his knowledge of Sicilian specialities with ideas picked up on his travels. We recommend tucking into this risotto if it appears on the menu during your stay. All of this can be enjoyed in the atmospheric dining room where stone walls, wood-beam ceilings, archways and candlelight provide the backdrop for these beautifully presented dishes. A delicious breakfast buffet with homemade products such as cakes, biscuits, croissants, jams, local cheeses, yoghurt, eggs and cold cuts is laid out in the breakfast room each day.
There are 12 individually-designed rooms at Borgo Alveria, decorated with a mix of Sicilian antiques and contemporary design furniture, with mirrors, chandeliers and dashes of fuchsia pink and lime green silks offsetting the original stone work and lava stone floors. The Classic Rooms have a cosy ambience, while the Superior Rooms are a little more spacious with large artist-designed showers and views over the gardens and pool. The Deluxe Rooms are extremely spacious with design-led furnishings such as Kartell lamps and Japanese bath tubs with "waterfalls". All rooms have designer en-suite bathrooms with showers, hairdryers, luxury bath products and towels, air-conditioning and LCD TV with Sky and all guests are receive a VIP treatment, greeted with flowers and fruit.
Ideal for those wishing to stay in a simple and cozy ambience. Lava stone floors, mirrors in contrast with the stone walls and colourful accessories such as the silk cushions on the beds.
Distinctive details such as the decor of the bathroom, with a large shower in a metal structure conceived by a local artist. The room offers a view on a garden of about 2000 square meters, surrounded by secular olive trees, land a glimpse of the pool.
Large spaces and design details such as Kartell lamps and curtains of white linen. One of the two Deluxe has a Japanese tub with "waterfall" shower.
How to get there?
Take the A 18 highway till Noto junction. Follow the road signs from Noto to Borgo Alveria.
Take the Noto – Palazzolo Acreide street going across S. Corrado Fuori Le Mura till the next intersection for the Madonna Della Scala Sanctuary, and continue to drive until you get to Noto Antica. Once you've reached the Portal, turn on your right and go straight on for about 700 mt until Borgo Alveria doorway.
From Syracuse: take the 'Mare Monti' SP14. Once you've reached the 'Palazzolo Acreide - Noto' intersection, take the SS287 to Noto. At the first intersection (S. Marco – Testa dell'Acqua) go straight following the indications for Noto. Take the second intersection (Testa dell'Acqua) on your right and then follow the SP64, go past the last intersection for Testa dell'Acqua and continue on your left for about 1,5 Km until you reach Borgo Alveria doorway.
Nearest Airport: Fontanarossa Catania.
Distance from Airport: 1 hour.
The cancellation of a reservation by the customer supposes the return of the deposit according to the following percentages:
100% if communicated 30 days before the commencement of the booking.
50% if communicated between 15 and 30 days before the commencement of the booking.
If the communication of the cancellation occurs less than 15 days before the commencement of the booking this will entail the total loss of the deposit.
In case of early departure must be paid the full amount of your stay.
Borgo Alveria will be closed from 07/11/14 to 31/03/15
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Borgo Alveria are per room per night and include breakfast. Additional beds are charged at between EUR EUR 30 and 50 depending on the room and season and are free for children aged 1 to 3 years.
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