About us

Back in 2003, after deciding we wanted to relocate from Germany to the warmer south, we left on a trip around Europe in search of our dream location. First to Portugal and then, via the Marche and Apulia, to Sicily.

As soon as we arrived in the town of Noto, we could hardly believe it… was so beautiful! Over the next few days we explored some of the beautiful baroque towns of the area; Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa. We also discovered some of the beaches of the Vendicari nature reserve.

It was like a dream: fantastic towns and beaches; rolling hills with olive, almond and lemon groves; amazing wine and produce.

By the end of November we were still basking in the late autumn sunshine and mixing with the friendly locals. We saw that the area had huge tourist potential, yet it still seemed so untouched.

It became immediately clear to us that we had found our ‘perfect location.’ And so, determined and perhaps a little naive, we made the decision to move to Noto.

Despite initially speaking little Italian, we quickly became fluent; working and building up contacts in the area. As a result our business and website Siculus was born. A site offering great quality, interesting, well priced holiday accommodation.