EASTERN SICILY: A SURPRISING DISCOVERY
Donna Coraly Hotel is only 15 minutes by car from Syracuse, 50 minutes from Catania airport, and 30 minutes from Noto. The Country Boutique Hotel Donna Coraly is a few steps away from the marvels that Eastern Sicily can offer and show: Syracuse, Noto, the nature reserves of Plemmirio and Vendicari, Ragusa and the Unesco World Heritage Site, Catania and Etna. This Relais – housed in an old farmhouse, which wit-nesses an important history – is located a few minutes drive from the beauties of the island.
Syracuse, only 15 minutes away by car, together with Ortigia, the old town of this city by the sea, formed by an elegant maze of streets and ancient Greek ruins, enchant every visitor.
From the Country Boutique Hotel Donna Coraly you can leave for the marine reserve of Plemmirio and the wildlife reserve of Vendicari, two corners of uncontaminated nature reachable in 30 minutes. Here nature, sea and sky come together, giving moments of peace, vivid and sparkling colors, Mediterranean scents that are difficult to experience elsewhere.
Noto, the birthplace of Sicilian Baroque, can be reached in half an hour: a city with an ancient face, reborn from its own ashes more than once, a jewel, a destination for those who want to experience the most authentic Sicilianity: Baroque architecture, Sicilian cuisine, events and shows, are just some of the wonders offered by this small town. Donna Coraly is also the ideal starting point to discover the sea of Sicily and the beautiful beaches of fine white sand of Syracuse or, for the more adventurous, the fascinating coastline of lava rock overlooking the sea, near Catania. The small fishing villages, such as Marzamemi and Portopalo, can be reached in 45 minutes: villages where you can enjoy a fish lunch in a typical restaurant, walk through the narrow streets, smell the sea and breathe the Sicily of the past. In these places, in fact, time seems to have stopped! In the surroundings, about an hour’s drive away, we find Modica, Scicli and Ragusa: villages declared by UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exam-ples of a precious Baroque that Sicily jealously guards. Cities known for being the film set of the Commissario Montalbano, protagonist of the famous novels by Andrea Camilleri. Further north, Etna, a wild area, a place full of beauty and contrasts, perfect for a guided tour to discover the colors, scents and natural wonders of this land.
Donna Coraly is in the middle of everything. In a privileged position, lucky, wonderful!
The extraordinary beauty of the Sicilian baroque cities.
Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli, amazing jewels of the baroque, are Unesco World Heritage Sites.
Reach the beaches and nature reserves of Sicily to immerse yourself in nature, swim in uncontaminated waters and walk in small oasis of paradise: all this is possible in Sicily!