The Val di Noto was an administrative district who took charge of justice, the exchequer and occasionally also of the militia of the Kingdom of Sicily from the Norman period to its abolition in 1812. Today its territory includes the area south east of Sicily extending from the province of Ragusa to those of Syracuse, including the provinces of Catania, Enna and Caltanissetta. An area rich in historical imprint left by a thriving Greek domination until the arrival of the Bourbons. Washed by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, in it they develop natural protected areas among the most important in Europe.
The diversity of the landscape, helps make this part of Sicily, half of Tourists and travelers from the most diverse and multifaceted needs. Beaches and Seas Caribbean colors, cool hills and shaded by Walnuts, Chestnuts, Olives, Almonds and Locust beans, wheat fields and landscapes burned by the sun inland, the volcano – Mount Etna – that dominates this part of the earth, in which to admire a landscape at times because of the lunar craters and the “zolfate”, sometimes heavenly thanks to the snow covering the volcano in winter. The Val di Noto make you smile and enjoy at the table. His culinary excellence are exported and known all over the world. The Bronte Pistachio, chocolate of Modica, Noto almond, black d’Avola, Pachino cherry tomato, cheeses from Ragusa, the truffle Palazzolo, the kumquat of Catania …… These are some that dell’eccellenze you can taste at the table during your stay. And of course fresh fish provneneite from the ports of Syracuse, Pozzallo, Pachino etc …
“Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the spirit whatsoever. It is in Sicily that is the key to everything “[...]” The purity of the contours, the softness of everything, the soft scambievolezza of colors, the harmonious unity of the sky with the sea and the sea to the land … who saw them once, possesses them … ment will operate for a lifetime. ” (J.W.Goethe, “Journey to Italy”, 1817)