Hotel La Corte del Sole 4 stars
Hotel La Corte del Sole Lido di Noto
La Corte del Sole occupies a finely restored country manor, within easy walking distance of the beaches of Lido di Noto and only minutes away from the Baroque city of Noto and what remains of the Ancient Greek settlement of Eloro. Dating back to the 19th century, this 4 star hotel is the perfect expression of Southern Sicily, its age-old rural traditions and its impressive cultural heritage.
In Hotel La Corte del Sole's bedrooms, each and every detail, from the Sicilian terracotta floor tiles to the brightly colored ceramics from Caltagirone, reflects the welcoming character of the island's traditional country homes. The canopied beds and exposed beams give an extra touch of old world romance.
Corte del Sole's restaurant offers guests the perfect introduction to Sicily's gastronomic tradition, serving dishes prepared according to recipes handed down from generation to generation and a superb selection of regional wines. As they dine in the veranda overlooking the Vendicari nature reserve, holiday makers will soon discover that even the oldest of Sicilian specialties seem to have a decidedly contemporary taste: result of the island's long standing cultural diversity. In fact, Sicilian cuisine might easily be considered to be the precursor of modern fusion food.
On summer afternoons, guests linger by La Corte del Sole's panoramic swimming pool or head to the nearby beaches of Lido di Noto, where to swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean sea or take a boat, sailing along the coast as far as Capo Passero, the southernmost point of Sicily. Birdwatchers will love the Vendicari Reserve where, especially in autumn, they are likely to spend hours observing the flocks of migratory birds which stop off here on their way to Africa.