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.