Columns and carob trees
Set in a restored 19th-century masseria, Dimora delle Balze is a stone masterpiece of local flavour and history. The 11-room hotel is situated around three courtyards, including a saltwater pool, a lounge and a breakfast terrace with views of the Unesco-protected Val di Noto. Each room is named after a piece of art, film, literature or music by a Sicilian artist, and all are decorated in the local style. Many have terraces overlooking the 60-acre estate’s gardens and citrus groves. If you’ve got a car, make the 35-minute drive across the valley to Noto’s historic centre, where bucolic charm gives way to Baroque splendour.
Get this when you book through us:
A bottle of wine and a welcome aperitif with local appetizers; GoldSmiths and SilverSmiths staying more than one night get dinner for two with a bottle of Sicilian wine