|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Three-room apartment with a terrace overlooking the sea and the baroque palaces , ideal for dining under the stars enjoying a unique view.
It consists of a master bedroom with balcony and four-poster bed , a spacious and bright living room with balcony, a small kitchen, a room with a single bed (one more pull over) and a shower .
Mare & Barocco comes from a great passion for Sicily.
We were looking for an old house to bring back to life, a lived a property, but also warm and luminous. We found him in one of the most characteristic Noto districts.
It was a house on the corner of a stone stairway leading to a pedestrian alley dating back two centuries ago.
Typically houses in the center are side by side, and often have one or two openings on the facade, while the sides are closed and the back rest on the rock. Little light, little air, a lot of moisture.
This house has a terrace from which you can admire the blue of the Mediterranean, and has many windows.
We take it.
The restoration, respectful of the ancient structures, led to the creation of two apartments: MARE on the first floor and BAROCCO downstairs.
Both they come with built-in kitchenettes, air conditioning for the summer and with heat pump for the winter months. The furniture was made mainly with the recovery of the early twentieth century furniture, which is flanked by the modern conveniences: washing machine, refrigerator, oven, satellite TV, WIFI.
MARE apartment consists of an entrance with large hallway where there is a sofa / bed for one / two people, a bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with a canopy bed, a kitchen, a living room with two large windows with baroque balconies. A staircase made of local pitch leads to the terrace, which offers a wide view of the sea and the Stone Garden . Dine by candlelight under the stars is an experience that is worth the trip.
BAROCCO apartment, on the ground floor, is a three-room apartment with living room with kitchenette, bedroom, bedroom with bunk beds, bathroom with shower.
Thanks to the thickness of the walls, in the summer is very cool.
A few meters from the house you are already in the center, where there are shops, bars, restaurants and lots to see. Nearby neighborhoods of Agliastrello and Mannarazze, with their narrow streets, smells and colors.
My wife Sara and I are Bank employees and live in a village near Pavia (North Italy).
Always in love with Sicily, we decided to share our passions with many people who have the same tastes, and we hope that our home will meet your expectations.
Gianmario Milanesi purchased this apartment in 2010
This is a delightful apartment and the photographs are just as it is. It was clean and everything that you needed was supplied. The roof terrace was lovely. It’s only a short stroll down into Noto main centre which has lots of places to eat. Noto has a lovely relaxed feel about it and is a great place from which to explore other Baroque towns. One note - PARKING - you can find spaces but be prepared for tight squeezes and very narrow streets. We went to Ragusa, Modica (don't forget to get chocolate - it doesn't melt). Scicli. Also went to the beach at Vendicari, absolutely beautiful, wild and unspoilt. Visited Marzameni which has a Boho feel. Went to the Lido di Noto too. Loved this corner of Sicily and would definitely stay here again.
Luisa was there to meet us and Gianmario sent all the information via email and text. Cannot fault anything. Loved it
This is a clean, comfortable apartment in the heart of Noto's baroque center. Perfectly outfitted for a family of four. The kitchen is small but well equipped and great for preparation of simple meals, and the roof terrace is delightful. We had no problem finding parking nearby. Gianmario is friendly and helpful. We would definitely return and would recommend this apartment to friends. It is very important that you visit Caffe Costanza and Caffe Sicilia for gelato. They are the best we have tried in Italy but they are rivals and are quite different from one another. Our only regret was that four nights was not enough time to explore this amazing area.
We had a lovely stay in Noto. The appartment and location is as wonderful as you can imagine by the photos. You have a great viewing from the terasse over the roofs of the historical buildings, very close to the dome of Noto. The appartment was very clean and welcoming, and the kitchen was well equipped. In few words one of the best places to be in Sicily. We recommend to carry a GPS-navigation with you and use Via Ascenzo Mauceri for the arrival (and then the first side-road on the left). Take care of the narrow streets in the historical center.
Many thanks to Miss Luisa and Gianmario for a lovely holiday and the uncomplicated handling.
"Apartment is very handy for Noto centre, clean, very equipped and characterful. Easy parking nearby, but difficult to find the right one-way route to flat first time...best to park near stadium and do the short walk to flat. Owner very helpful and easy to contact , and the same for local agent (though our poor Italian made understanding sometimes difficult)."
"When we arrived we were welcomed by Signora Luisa with a big smile, a clean apartment and a bottle of champagne in the fridge ;) (we had rented that apartment for our honeymoon)
The apartment is exactly as the one one the pictures, and we are and were very pleased. Everything was perfect, and we had everything that we needed and agreed on with Mr.Milanesi (the owner)!One part of the apartment is above little street that is opened for traffic so now and than there were a little noise (scooters and cars) but it wasn't disturbing and we got used to it.
The apartment is in historical core of Noto, and is very cute and authentic so if you want to experience the culture and interact with people and get to know the true spirit of Sicilians We are recommending this city and apartment!
Mr.Milanesi was great, very professional. We are very pleased that we rented apartment from him :)"
"This appartment is really GREAT! Actually so great that I asked my girlfriend to marry me on the roof terrace.
The location is super, right in the middle of the center. Please note that driving your car through Noto is a challenge. I got used to it in my Opel Corsa, but I can imagine others having a bit of trouble. In that case, parking in the lower city could be an option.
Please note as well that Noto rises early and your bedroom is right next to a street. This gives noise, although we got used to that quickly.
The apartment itself is VERY nice. Completely new, mosaic floor, four poster bed (Hemelbed in Dutch), nice details in the knobs of the cupboard, nice lights, good bathroom and of course the roof terrace. Very nice to sit there and watch the birds or look out over the city''s roofs and the sea behind it.
The owner of the appartment suggested us a number of restaurants to go to. We tried one of them: Trattoria Del Carmine: really good food for low prices! Please make sure you''re not too early (< 9pm).
The contact with the owner and the lady that welcomed us was very good. No problems whatsoever.
All in all, very satisfied and a lovely start of our holiday."
Noto is a splendid city of art, clean and organized, full of cafes and restaurants.
Ideal starting point for the '5 sails' sea of Noto, the natural reserve of Vendicari, Marzamemi , the magnificent gorges of Cavagrande Cassibile and Commissario Montalbano places. Staying in our house you will have at your disposal all the services available just a few meters, in one of the most beautiful old towns of Italy.