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Borgo Alveria

From $142 Night Italy, Sicily, Syracuse

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • Former 18th-century farmhouse

  • Traditional cuisine with a twist

  • Visit mysterious nearby ruins

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Borgo Alveria is a small boutique hotel in Noto Antica, close to Syracuse, Sicily. The hotel is rich in history; set on the site of an ancient monastery, the hotel building was previously a farmhouse dating back to the 18th-century. After painstaking restoration, its authentic charm continues today, revealing the amber-coloured stone of the original farmhouse.

Surrounded by orchards, gardens and 19-hectares of land, the hotel is just 700 m from the Porta Aurea of Noto Antica. Inside, elegant contemporary features blend with the original features to create a romantic effect, while outside, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and solarium.

Borgo Alveria welcomes families.


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, which was destroyed in the 17th-century earthquake, being just one of the many attractions. You can also see the 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 500m away, or take a trip to Noto town, which is only 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 with an inventive mix of Sicilian and international styles. 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.

Food is prepared using locally-sourced, high quality produce, including meats and cheeses from local farms, and vegetables from a local organic gardens. As such, the menu changes regularly according to availability. We recommend tucking into David's risotto if it appears on the menu during your stay – it is to die for.

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 cakes, biscuits, croissants, jams, local cheeses, yoghurt, eggs and cold cuts is laid out in the breakfast room each day.


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Address: Contrada Noto Antica, SP 64, Noto Sicily, 96017 , Italy

Nearest airport:

Fontanarossa Catania Airport is a 1 hour 10 minute drive by car (91km)

How to get there:

From Catania: Take the A 18 highway till Noto junction. Follow the road signs from Noto to Borgo Alveria. From Noto: 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.


There are 12 individually-designed rooms at Borgo Alveria, decorated with a mix of Sicilian antiques and contemporary design furniture. Rooms have a variety of mirrors, chandeliers and dashes of fuchsia pink and lime green silks that offset 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 receive a VIP treatment, and are greeted with flowers and fruit.

Classic Room

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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.

Superior Room

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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.

Deluxe Room

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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.


Cancellation policy

If a cancellation occurs 30 days prior to arrival, a full refund of the deposit is made.
If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, 50% of the deposit is refunded.
If a cancellation occurs less than 15 days prior to arrival, the entire deposit is charged.
In the case of an early departuer, the full cost of the booking is charged.

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