Villa Favorita Relais

Sicily, Noto

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  • Set in a summer residence dating back to 1752
  • Surrounded by beautiful Sicilian countryside and farmlands
  • Steeped in history and home to charming classic décor throughout
  • Ideal for foodies wanting to indulge in traditional Sicilian dishes
Villa Favorita is a historic hotel, which has been passed down through generations of the same family. Originally built as a summer residence in 1752, its history of charm and opulence has been maintained in the smallest details. 

Each of the classically decorated rooms has modern amenities, including air conditioning and satellite TV, and glorious views. Outside, Villa Favorita hotel offers a tranquil swimming pool area and luscious garden full of ancient palms. Unwind and soak up the views as you enjoy a glass of the hotel’s wine, taking in the scent of olive trees and citrus groves. 

Traditional Sicilian dishes are lovingly created onsite using fresh local produce and vegetables grown in Villa Favorita’s garden. Breakfast includes sweet and savoury continental options, while lunch and dinner are served à la carte on the serene terrace. Painting and cooking classes are also available, the white sands of Fontane Bianche are 300 metres away and Syracuse is within 30 minutes drive.


Activities and Entertainment

Cooking Class

Cooking classes are available at the Villa for up to 6 people. Learn how to make 3 courses with local produce. Each meal will be followed by a tasting and accompanied with some wine. 

Swimming Pool

The large pool area offers breathtaking views of Noto. 

Bars and restaurants


The restaurant has a large outside terrace where you can enjoy breakfast surrounded by the citrus groves and with views of the sea. A large A La Carte menu is on offer for dinner, serving typical Sicilian dishes, most of which are made using the Villa's own produce. 

About the location

Holidays to the Baroque city of Noto combine history, architecture and culture to offer an unforgettable experience of this part of south-east Sicily. Vineyards and orchards squeeze between low hills whilst the town itself is scattered with piazzas and churches. It’s no wonder UNESCO included the city on its World Heritage list.


Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour from Catania airport. We recommend hiring a car in your destination. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options
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Double Room

Max 2 Adults

Double rooms are welcoming and comfortable, decorated in a simplistic style with all the usual comforts. Like all the rooms, they have been recently renovated. They offer views of the courtyard or hotel grounds. 


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Double Standard Plus

Max 2 Adults

The Standard Plus rooms and larger than the double rooms and are characterized by richer furniture. These rooms offer views of the courtyard or hotel grounds. 


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Double Superior Room

Max 3 Adults

Superior rooms offer breathtaking views of Noto and some with distant sea view. Bigger in size than the Standard Plus and furnished with antiques. 


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Double Room Marchesa Terrace

Max 2 Adults

The Marchesa room is full of history, the floor is the original from 1752 and the room is decorated with unique pieces. Enjoy views from your private terrace of the surrounding citrus groves and gardens. The terrace is also equipped with a sun bed, deck chair and table and chairs.


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Suite Terrace

Max 2 Adults

The Suite Terrace is comprised of two rooms and offers a good sized terrace overlooking the gardens and out towards the sea. Lovingly restored to its original beauty, this room offers a lot of charm and history, maintaining its original floor from 1752 and embellished with antiques and unique pieces. 


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Lovely place.
Mark K, Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review May 19 2023
Outstanding place, good service, fantastic food (best in Sicily we have tasted) comfy bed, nice room. The weather was poor when we went, so we didnt try the pool, it looks inviting, nice patio areas...
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Great stay
E9861BBrogerm, Wayne, New Jersey
Tripadvisor review May 15 2023
We stayed here for a few days and the breakfast was delicious and we had dinner here 2 nights which was amazing. The room was comfortable and clean. The property was beautiful and the staff was very...
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