Visit Val di Noto from i Carusi

Your vacation in south-eastern Sicily

What's awaiting you when you book one of the five rooms and suites at i Carusi boutique hotel for your vacation in Sicily?
It’s the best way to visit the countless marvels of the Val di Noto region.
Thanks to the favoured location of our boutique hotel, you will be well-placed at just a short distance from the most attractive tourist spots in south-eastern Sicily, and at the same time able to explore some enchanting corners of unspoilt, little-known nature, enjoying unique landscapes. Get ready to live dreamy days in our beloved island.

The capital of Sicilian baroque


A few kilometres from our boutique hotel lie Noto and old Noto, the greatest expression of the baroque in Sicily, whose historic centre was declared a World Heritage site in 2002 by UNESCO, together with other late baroque towns in the Val di Noto. With its wonderful Duomo, famous throughout the world, and its fairytale palaces, Noto attracts tourists from every part of the globe all year round. Centuries of history, culture and tradition, which never fail to move visitors. The historic town centre arouses deep emotion, with its timeless atmosphere, noble palaces, magnificent architecture and friezes, typical of baroque art.

An unspoilt oasis in a crystal sea

Vendicari Nature Reserve

There are numerous natural paths setting out from our wellness retreat, so your vacation at i Carusi is an opportunity to plan a trip of discovery. For instance, a short distance from the boutique hotel is the Vendicari Nature Reserve: a wonderful, unspoilt oasis, with its beaches of fine golden sand, and crystal sea, within walking distance, or else by bicycle available from the boutique hotel.
Once you arrive, between sunbathing beneath the hot Sicilian sun, and a cooling dip in the wonderful waters of the reserve, the ideal way to end your outing could be a picnic on the beach, before setting out to walk the tracks and paths, all for you to enjoy.

The Cava Grande canyon on the Cassibile River

Cassibile pools

From the sea to the lake: all just a short distance from i Carusi. Your holiday in our boutique hotel will be an all-round experience in contact with nature. If you love long walks and exploring the history of this corner of Sicily, you won’t be able to resist the call of the Cava Grande canyon on the Cassibile River. A fascinating place, where you can be surrounded by a special natural setting, and discover some archaeological remains. Continuing on your way to the bottom of the valley, you will see the breath-taking view of a series of small lakes, making you wish for a reviving dip in the fresh, blue water.

The fascination of Magna Graecia

Siracusa and Ortigia

Among the not-to-be-missed places during your stay in south-eastern Sicily and i Carusi are Siracusa and its treasured offshoot, the island of Ortigia: a little corner of paradise just a hundred metres from the coast. Two essential spots for those who are passionate about history and art, easily reached by our guests. The Island of Ortigia is the oldest part of Siracusa, a little pearl where you can admire some impressive buildings of various periods, from the Greek age onward. The best way is to explore on foot, to experience and appreciate its fascination, before returning to Siracusa and the baroque town.

A powerful, impressive volcano

Her majesty Etna

An exciting day awaits you on Etna, during your holiday at i Carusi. Guests staying at our boutique hotel at Noto, passionate about trekking and walking, or who simply love nature, can organise a trip to the highest active volcano in Europe. “Idda” (the mountain, as the Catanians call it) awaits you, majestic with its peak always smoking, dominating the town of Catania and all the surrounding plain. Along routes of various difficulty, whether in groups, pairs or with your family, as you traverse the paths to the craters at the summit of Etna, you will have an unforgettable experience, surrounded by dramatic nature.

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