HOTEL LA CORTE DEL SOLE ANTICA MASSERIALocalità Eloro/Pizzuta - Contrada Bucachemi
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Masseria La Corte del Sole lies on the top of a hill and offers its guests a wonderful view over Vendicari, one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves of Sicily, a real heaven and shelter for lots of animals. Thanks to a detailed renovation, this typical Sicilian country house of the 19th century has been rebuilt using valuable materials like the white stone of Noto, the Sicilian craftmade terracotta floor, the sandstone of Syracuse and the old terracotta tiles for the roofs, realizing the revival of an old-style charming place. In the middle of the untouched nature of the Vendicari reserve and in a landscape full of history, like the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Eloro and the Villa Romana del Tellaro Mosaics, La Corte del Sole offers an elegant hospitality, in a warm and familiar place in which it is possible to experience the real Sicilian atmospheres.
Rooms Our rooms are large and furnished in different ways. Each one has its own personality, our rooms don’t have numbers but names of Sicilian island and cities. Beds are made from wrought iron or antique wood or Caltagirone ceramic. This personality is well evident in our 4 superior rooms, each one furnished with a canopy bed, with different atmospheres and colours. Some of them have a sea-view. Particular attention has been paid to rooms: they are equipped with summer and winter air conditioning system, bathroom with classic and whirpool shower or bathtub, hair-dryer, telephone, minibar, sat television, safe box and wireless internet connection. Restaurant Small and elegant rooms make up our restaurant. Our chef offers dishes extremely careful and genuine, inspired by the old Sicilian culinary tradition and its ethnic influences, as well as by the ingredients in season. Our Chef pays also great attention to dishes presentation. In summertime it’s possible to enjoy dinner in our wonderful terrace, under a starry sky, surrounded by the Vendicari reserve frame with its gorgeous sea. A great attention is dedicated also to materials chosen and to our wine-cellar, rich in local labels. Our restaurant offers a special menu for kids. Bars Breakfast is served in the old olive and grape mill dated 1887 in which an intelligent restoration has been able to join the old and the new in a delightful way. In our bar guests could discover old Sicilian tradition through a rich savoury and sweet buffet, with homemade cakes, organic marmalades and a special corner for local delicacies and new flavours. During the day the olive mill is the ideal place to relax, meet people or read a book. It’s possible to spend delightful evenings, tasting Sicilian appetizers and sipping tasty cocktails with a nice musical atmosphere. From the veranda of our olive mill it’s possible to enjoy a fantastic view overlooking the Vendicari reserve and its sea. The hotel offers its guests also a nice pool bar to have a snack, a soft drink or an aperitif to enjoy in its suggestive and panoramic terrace. Swimming pool The Hotel offers to its guests a pleasant swimming pool surrounded by a vast green zone with a relaxing and reading area, overlooking Vendicari. From here it’s possible to enjoy unforgettable and romantic sunsets surrounded by peace and absolute tranquillity: watching our pool illuminated by diffuse lights you will be charmed by a splendid starry sky. Information Opening time: all year. Number of rooms: 34 (9 twin-bedded rooms, 10 doubles, 7 three-bedded rooms, 4 superior rooms, 2 four-bedded rooms, 1 family room for 4 people, 1 family room for 5 people with private garden and veranda). Location: Eloro/Pizzuta - Lido di Noto. Distance: 1 km from the sea, 7 km from Noto, 33 km from Siracusa, close to Vendicari Natural Reserve. Facilities: air conditioning system, old mill for breakfast, bars, restaurant with terrace and swimming-pool, all overlooking the wonderful Natural Reserve, reading room, meeting room, internal court-yard for thematic evenings and parking. Places to visit Noto - A walk to discover different souls of the town: from churches to palaces, wandering through the alleys of the working-class districts, surrounded by the “eclectic baroque” of the Stone Garden. Vendicari - Natural reserve and humid area of international interest, Vendicari offers his visitors a unique natural landscape: ponds, vegetation and different species of animals and finally, unforgettable glimpses of Mediterranean Sea. Vendicari, Marzamemi e Portopalo - Sea Tales, Tonnara Tales: typical places of the common people tradition and important economical activities until the last century, tuna-fishing mills seem still to resound the characteristic songs of the mattanza (last step of tuna fishing). Villa Romana del Tellaro - A dive in the archaic past of a multiethnic land: roman empire traces hidden by a nineteenth-century farm have been finally revealed through the gorgeous mosaics discovered in the ‘70s. Noto Antica - On the top of the Alveria hill stood the old Netum: a walk along the ruins of the ancient Noto going down till the Tanneries, large places carved in the rocks with tanks and water raceways to tan hides. Excursions and activities - Mountain-bike rental - Cycling itineraries with road books - Trekking in natural reserves - Sailing boat excursions - Diving - “Exploring Sicily” excursion (discovering orchids and peasant flavours) - Food and wine guided excursions in local wineries - Sightseeing and excursions in Noto, Vendicari and Villa Romana del Tellaro, Siracusa, Palazzolo, Modica and Ragusa - Traditional Sicilian cooking lessons - Wine tasting in local wineries - Classic, reiki & shiatsu massages and tea & infusions corner - Free shuttle service from the Hotel to the lido - English Courses - Car, motorbike and rubber dinghy rental - Laundry service, baby sitter and coiffeur on request Events In summertime, within the charming courtyard, we organize eating and drinking events with musical shows performed by famous Sicilian artists. During these evenings our Chef proposes traditional Sicilian dishes tastings exalted by the fragrance of our local prestigious wine selection. Where we are By plane Daily flights from the main italian and european airports to Catania. From Catania airport you can take the bus to Noto. By train Route Syracuse - Noto - Ispica - Scicli - Modica - Ragusa. By car From Catania follow the motorway A18 Catania-Siracusa-Gela and leave it when you reach Noto. Once at the exit turn right and then, after 100 m turn right again, following Eloro and Villa del Tellaro traffic signs. After 1 km go straight on and keep right at the following junction. After 500 m you’ll find the Hotel signal on your left. GPS : Latitude 36.84602336334079 Longitude 15.095654726028442 + 36°50’ 46.67’’N - +15° 5’ 43.93’’E