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Borgo Alveria

Hotel in Noto Antica, Sicily
4*
Free Night*

magical. designer. exquisite.

The superlative Borgo Alveria is part of the new generation of agriturismo and we absolutely love it - a real slice of paradise.

was £616

Now From £527 pp

  • 7 nights in September
  • car hire
This is a guide price and can be tailor made to meet your individual needs

Features

  • 12 rooms, all en-suite
  • Air-conditioning/heating
  • Swimming pool 01/04 - 31/10, weather permitting
  • Restaurant open to the public (closed Monday)
  • Free pool towels
  • Free Wi-Fi in reception & restaurant
  • Dinner can be booked and paid for locally

Overview

Available Board Basis
B&B and HB
Nearest Airport(s)
1 hr 40 mins
1 hr 45 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
Nearest Town: Noto Antica
Places of Interest: Noto, Ragusa, Siracusa
Distance to Coast: Approx. 30 minutes
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes

Description

Magical designer, boutique agritourism, exquisite food, slice of paradise. Donkeys and design - a new generation of agritourism!

Only about 15 minutes by car from Noto and 90km from Catania airport, we can't enthuse enough about this slice of paradise. As the road climbs and twists from Noto, through spectacular scenery of gorges and woods, it seems well off the beaten track and it is difficult to imagine that such a jewel awaits. It is a timeless place, where nature remains uncontaminated, the air is pure and you will find tranquillity and seclusion.
 
Borgo Alveria is steeped in history. Just 700m from Noto Antica, the original Noto, a stroll through the ancient city's imposing arched portal takes you back in time, past ruins of palaces, a castle and prison. The Borgo itself, surrounded by 70 hectares of woods, was a small hamlet based around a 15th century monastery and, during the renovations, even Greek columns were uncovered. Entering the walled courtyard, you will discover Borgo Alveria as it was, authentic and even quite humble at first sight. The long farmhouse, with its honey coloured stone, is attractive, but really gives no idea of the beauty hidden inside.
 
Two generations are proud of what they have brought to life and we absolutely love what they have done. Charmingly idealistic and passionate about their Borgo, Ivan, his sister Carla, and parents, Anna and Michele, have blended impressive contemporary design with the real meaning of agritourism. This is the new generation of working farms and it has a real "Wow " factor.
 
The wonderful, beautifully designed restaurant at Borgo Alveria is brother David's kingdom. A chef of exceptional talent, he and his colleagues produce exquisite dishes, which could grace the table of any top restaurant. His philosophy is absolutely in line with the very best of agriturismo and gourmet chefs - local seasonal produce, resulting in dishes, which are tempting to the eye and the epitome of tastiness. He inherited his love of cooking, his knowledge of traditional Sicilian cuisine, and his taste buds from his mother and grandmother. His creativity and flair are influenced by his travels and experience. He sources his high quality ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, and organic seasonal vegetables from Mr. Cascino next door, whose "carrots taste of carrots, beans of beans, and tomatoes simply have sunshine inside ".
 
Terraces of stone cottages house the rooms, which are individually designed, with Sicilian antiques and ultra modern touches. Mellow stone walls and lava flagged floors combine with flashes of bright colour, luxurious fabrics, unique pieces of furniture and lighting, to create cosy and impressive bedrooms. The Borgo Alveria shower/bathrooms are particularly interesting and attractive. We quite fell in love with the designer luxury feel and level of comfort.
 
The delightful pool is on a sunny terrace, overlooking open countryside, and you can even see the sea in the distance, on a clear day. Borgo Alveria's 19 hectares give ample space for a wander through orchards or a relaxing read in a hidden corner, under the shade of an ancient carob or olive tree. Then there are the donkeys. Set well apart and with acres of ground to graze, they always enjoy a visit from guests. Awarded its agritourist label for breeding donkeys, the Borgo has 17, and the family love every one of them. Suckers for animals, of course we fell totally in love with them and with Dolly the Jack Russell, who showed us around her secret paradise! She even proudly took us to see her seven newborn pups, last time we visited. Try as she might to convince him otherwise though, Ivan has already found loving homes for most of them
 
The pure air, tranquillity and seclusion, superb food, fabulous rooms, delightful pool, donkeys, Dolly the Jack Russell - we can't enthuse enough about this slice of paradise. You HAVE to go! Have we praised Borgo Alveria enough? No - that's impossible. You have to visit to experience it, and we can't wait to go back.

Rooms

Terraces of stone cottages house the Borgo Alveria rooms, which are individually designed, with Sicilian antiques and ultra modern touches. Mellow stone walls and lava flagged floors combine with flashes of bright colour, luxurious fabrics, unique pieces of furniture and lighting, to create cosy and impressive bedrooms. The Borgo Alveria shower/bathrooms are particularly interesting and attractive. We quite fell in love with the designer luxury feel and level of comfort.
 
Classic rooms are cosy and comfortable.
 
Superior rooms are larger and very beautiful, with larger showers.
 
Deluxe rooms are larger still and are particularly design-led, one with Japanese bath.

Location

Reviews

Jane Hayward wrote for Woman & Home, "Borgo Alveria, just outside Noto, is a fine find hidden behind mediaeval walls. Once a small hamlet wrapped around a monastery, the Borgo has zoomed into the 21st century, filling stone cottages with designer furniture, hints of fuchsia and lights that dangle and delight. Traditional Sicilian dishes are the big draw in the Borgo Alveria Restaurant. Even the breakfast table of homemade croissants, organic jams and cured meat is a showpiece. "
 
"We just loved everything about it and we WILL go back."  Ronnie & Alison, Chichester
 
"Our room was so beautiful, it took our breath away. The food and wine were fantastic. Everything you say is spot on." Lawrence & Jane, Norwich
 
"What a location! What lovely people! And what a place. It's a real find."  Paul & Jenny, Alderley Edge 

Price/Offers

January

  • Unavailable

February

  • Unavailable

March

  • Unavailable

April

  • Was £478
  • From £426

May

  • Was £604
  • From £530

June

  • Was £604
  • From £530

July

  • Was £604
  • From £530

August

  • Was £604
  • From £530

September

  • Was £616
  • From £527

October

  • Was £542
  • From £479

November

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December

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All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week (based on 2 sharing, single supplements apply) and are inclusive of car. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

 

*1 Night free for stays of 7 nights or more. Not applicable to half board supplement. 

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