Noto is located in a strategic position. Arriving by plane to Catania you could visit the city of Catania and the characteristic villages at the foot of Etna like Acitrezza and Acicastello and then move to the famous and enchanting Taormina.
Moving to Noto you can reach many other fascinating places in a short time, as well as visit the center of our Baroque Capital.
Just 20 minutes away you can reach Syracuse and Ortigia, the places of Montalbano including Modica Ragusa and Scicli ,Punta secca, castle of Donnafugata. Finally, the area from Noto to Portopalo di Capopassero is rich in unspoilt beaches, an example is the beautiful Vendicari Reserve.
Marzamemi: This picturesque fishing village, built around the tuna fishery, was the place where once tuna fish were processed and to which there are still testimonies of maritime life. The square with the church, the houses and the eighteenth-century villa of the Princes of Villadorata are served by numerous sets for films made by directors and Salvatores Tornatore. (direction Pachino, time 20 minutes).
Modica bassa – Ragusa Ibla – Scicli: This town is rich of baroque churches and noble palaces, this resort also is known for providing the backdrop to many films of the “Inspector Montalbano. For the sweet tooth ones you should not miss the famous classic or flavored chocolate. (direction Rosolini Ispica, Modica and Scicli time 40 minutes, Ragusa 60 minutes).
Natural Reserve of Vendicari: This Protected Oasis has clear sea and pristine beach where the sea turtle Caretta nests here deposing its eggs. Full of beaches, cliffs, coves, dunes and hidden coves. Last staging area for migratory birds leaving for Africa. Do not miss the old tuna and the remains of the Greek city of Eloro. (direction Pachino, 10 minutes).
Cavagrande del Cassibile: This natural oasis, earthly paradise, is surrounded by virgin vegetation Iblei, with its lakes and natural waterfalls creates a magic atnosphere. Impossible not to dive in the clear waters. (direction Avola time 20 minutes).