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Villa Favorita Relais

Sicily, Noto

  • 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


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


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


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


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


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. 


Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between the 15 April - 04 August 2022 and 28 August - 15 October 2022.

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Wonderful retreat in gorgeous baroque Sicily
AndieovestoTravel, Montreal, Canada
Tripadvisor review Oct 31 2020
Our family stayed at this beautiful, relaxing and charming hotel for three nights in late June, 2019 and we were so very happy to have chosen this serene property just outside beautiful Noto. The...
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Wonderful Hotel
Tripadvisor review Sep 14 2020
We???d like to thank all the staff @ Relais Villa Favorita for such an amazing stay. Food, drinks and service were all perfect within tranquil and peaceful settings on the hillside and we could not...
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