Welcome to Noto, the homeland of the Baroque, close to the resort
Crossing cultivated fields and hills dense with vegetation, from the San Corrado di Noto resort, we arrive at Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque. At just 31 kilometres from Syracuse, in the foothills of the Hyblaean Mountains, a town that illustrates the miraculous beauty of rebirth.
Noto is an ancient town: the first settlements discovered by archaeologists date from the Castelluccian bronze age civilization (2200 -1450 BC); a succession of powers dominated this area: Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Aragonese, in line with the rest of Sicilian history. However, in the very decades of the maximum splendour of the magnificent fortified citadel, on 11 January 1693, to be precise, an earthquake razed its buildings to the ground. A thousand people lost their lives as a result of this disaster, but the population did not take this lying down, and launched an unprecedented reconstruction effort.
For this undertaking, the best architects were summoned from all over the island, the majority of whom had trained in Rome, and they were commissioned with the planning of new Noto, which was to rise at a distance of eight kilometres from the previous location, at the decision of Giuseppe Lanza, Duke of Camastra, who was appointed to lead the reconstruction of the Val di Noto.
The end result of the project can be seen and visited by everyone today, with its amazing unimaginable splendour.
The pleasant, laid-back atmosphere of the whole resort prompts relaxation and instils fresh energy. Assisted and guided by a specially selected expert instructor, one can practise yoga in the open air, in the Yoga Pavilion, at the seaside on our private beach or even beneath the stars. The perfect place for a yoga retreat is in Sicily, since this region embodies the whole continent in an island, where evocative landscapes are perfect for recharging your batteries with game-changing experiences.
Our “food concept” has also been created to cater for every need, leaving vegetarians and vegans with their palates salivating. Enjoyment and wellbeing also extend to the table at breakfast, lunch and dinner or in the afternoon hours with teas, tisanes and irresistible snacks.
Pamper yourself in the ideal location for regenerating mind and body, access your internal compass and find your centre in this ancient Land of the Gods.