- Design villa in the hills above Noto unesco Heritage
- Close to zero carbon footprint and energetically self-sufficient off the grid Villa
- Stands on a beautiful hill surrounded by stunning fruit garden with pool
- Car necessary
- Comiso Airport 54km- 33,55miles
- Catania airport 94km- 58,41miles
- Palermo Airport 318km-197,6miles
- 2 triple bedrooms
- 1 quadruple bedroom
- 2 ensuite bathrooms
- 2 shared bathrooms
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
Casa Balat, is not an ordinary structure, it is also a 100% ecological, energy self-sufficient, 300 year old farmhouse situated in the Val di Noto. An hour’s drive from Catania airport. The surroundings include the beaches of the Vendicari reserve, the gorges of the Cavagrande reserve, the ancient ruins of Noto Antica and many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
It features a private saltwater swimming pool, beautiful gardens and a wooden terrace of over 100 m2, ideal for practising/teaching Yoga, Meditation or Pranayama surrounded by breathtaking nature.
The House’s lush gardens are filled with fruit trees and feature hammocks and relaxing terraces for the perfect afternoon rest. In addition, the property covers two hectares of beautiful Sicilian land to explore.
Outside, there is a comfortable kitchen with barbecue and a large, essential porch, for shelter and relaxation during those moments of refreshment.
Inside, the villa uses a state-of-the-art and incredibly energy-efficient air conditioning and heating system that will ensure maximum comfort. The property offers space for 10 guests, with 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 4 fully equipped bathrooms and a state-of-the-art Bulthaup kitchen with a large, sturdy dining table.
The double rooms are very spacious, bright and can also accommodate single beds. Each has direct access to a special corner of the villa and this special feature makes the experience unique for each guest.
This villa has so much history behind it that its essence has not been distorted. Furnished with the awareness of making it unique, maintaining its authenticity, all-natural resources and eco-sustainability, to guarantee an immersion in nature, never experienced before.
BREAKFAST (20€/person): to be booked at least one day in advance, it includes coffee/cappuccino, croissainterie selection, yogurt, fresh fruits, cereals, served between 7.30 and 9.30.
YOGA PROPS (3€/day): rental includes 1 Yoga mat, 2 blocks and 1 blanket.
CHILDCARE (12€/h for 1 kid, 17€/h for 2 kids, 22€/h for 3 kids) to be booked as early as possible. The care provider is a native English speaker with knowledge of Italian too.
DINNER CATERING: to be booked as early as possible. Price depends on your specific request.
Modica is a city of the late Baroque not far from Noto. Like the other eight cities of the Val di Noto, it was also recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. Among the main attractions to visit are the historic centre of Modica, the Cathedral of San Giorgio and the Cathedral of San Pietro, inside which precious works of art are kept. For chocolate lovers, we recommend tasting the particular Modica chocolate which represents one of the excellences of Italian confectionery production.
Palazzolo Acreide is a village recognized as one of the most beautiful in Italy and included in the UNESCO list, located in the province of Syracuse. To visit are the churches of the historic centre, among the most important the churches of San Paolo and San Sebastiano, the palaces in the Baroque style, such as the Judica palace, and many monuments. In addition, the ruins of the Medieval Castle and the necropolis of the Intagliata and the Intagliatella are not to be missed.
The Baroque city of Avola is located a few kilometres away from Noto. The characteristic of this city is its hexagonal-shaped historical centre, inside which there are historic buildings and churches. The Mother Church, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the clock tower and the ancient Avola are worth visiting. Avola is a destination that offers a perfect combination of culture and relaxation. The coast of Avola extends for 10km. Its immense beaches are ideal for spending days in complete peace.
Ragusa is one of the most beautiful cities of the late Baroque in the Val di Noto. It is divided into Ragusa Superiore, or the new city, and Ragusa Inferiore, known as Ragusa Ibla, the old part of the city. Ragusa is all to be discovered and explored, in the upper part we recommend visiting the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista of 1760, going towards the old part not to be missed the Scalinata di Ibla, the Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Hyblean Garden, Grotte delle Trabacche and much more!
Tre Fontane is located a few kilometres from Castelvetrano and Selinunte. It has an immense beach with crystal clear water, ideal for cooling down during the hot summer days. The beach of Tre Fontane is characterized by fine sand. The families highly appreciate this destination during the summer season.