The homely villa Scoglio Bianco is located just 400 meters from the sandy beach, a nice comfortable house in a neat lemon grove. Despite the beach-front location you get the feeling of being in the tranquil Sicilian countryside. From the roof terrace you have a beautiful sea view of the Gulf of Noto. The house consists of 2 bedrooms (both air conditioned), bathroom with toilet and shower, living room with fireplace and open kitchen and two covered terraces. There are two additional beds, a cot and high chair available. The house was named after the closest beach- ‘Scoglio Bianco’ meaning ‘White Rock’. This beach can be reached via a footpath and an underpass, so you do not even have to cross the beach promenade. The house is excellently equipped and comes with a dishwasher to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. The owners are extremely friendly and responsible people and try to fulfil every wish.
Scoglio Bianco is not the main beach of Lido di Noto, so is more peaceful. The next supermarket (open only in season) and the nearest restaurant (open all year) are approximately 650 meters walk away. Lido di Noto and surroundings: Lido di Noto is a small holiday settlement south of Siracusa. Just like all the ‘Lidos’ in Italy, it consists mainly of holiday homes- which are predominantly occupied in the summer- some hotels and B&Bs, restaurants, cafè-bars and two small supermarkets. The main beach of Lido di Noto is a beautiful long sandy beach, with very clean water and is ideal for children as the water for several hundred meters is very shallow. Close by is the ancient ruined city of Eloro (Helorus in English), which was once a Greek city. Today there are still a few remnants of walls and columns to see. In Eloro the nature reserve of VENDICARI begins. The reserve is 11 km long and with its five beautiful sandy beaches, the old Tuna factory, and many birds, is a beautiful place to swim, walk and relax.
The city of Noto, with a population of 22,000, is located just 5 km from Lido di Noto. Noto was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002 and is considered the most beautiful baroque city of the island. People-watch from the Corso at the Café Sicilia (one of the best cafes in Italy), take your time over the delicious ice cream, granita, Cannoli or Cassatina and enjoy the town’s traditions. More beautiful Baroque cities in the region (also Unesco sites) are Siracusa (30 km), Sampieri (27 km), Scicli (50 km), Modica (40 km), Ragusa Ibla (53 km) and Palazollo Acreide (38 miles). The latter is located in the Iblei Mountains and also has a small Greek theatre, and a church cut into the rock surrounded by cemeteries. From Palazollo you can also reach the pottery capital of Caltagirone (96 km from Noto) with its famous tiled stairs. The road passes through some quite fascinating Sicilian villages and towns such as Buscemi, Buccheri, Vizzini or Gram Michele. Siracusa was, at the time of the Greeks, the greatest city in the world, but even today Siracusa is very fascinating. Located on the peninsula of Ortigia, Siracusa is famous for its excavations and a wonderful fish market. A short drive away is the Monti Iblei, perfect for walking and cycling. The plateau begins directly behind Noto and leads through a beautiful landscape with numerous dry stone walls. As a destination, the 300m-deep gorge of Cava Grande (21km) is highly recommended. On hot days, there is nothing more exquisite than to bathe in the natural swimming pool filled with cold water from the mountains. The Pantalica gorge (54 km) is also very worth seeing. Here are 5000 graves from the 8th-13th Century BC, and it is possible to ride through the gorge at your leisure, or hike the 12km from Ispica to Modica. Additional points of interest include Mount Etna (100 km), Piazza Armerina Roman villa with mosaic floors (169 km), Gole Alcantara Canyon (129 km), Taormina (137 km), and Agrigento (189 km).