7 Rooms Villadorata: luxury in an old palazzo in Noto, Sicily

7 Rooms Villadorata is the creation of Cristina Summa, who acquired an old palazzo built by Giacomo Nicolaci in 1737 in the historical part of Noto in Sicily. Cristina has transformed it into an exclusive guesthouse. This palazzo is an emblem of the Baroque architecture of the city.

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Decorated with precious textiles and exquisite items of furniture by famous Italian and French designers, Villadorata’s individually decorated bedrooms offer a charming combination of old world luxury and contemporary comfort. From the balconies of their rooms, guests enjoy fabulous views of the Cathedral, the Church of San Carlo, the Loggia del Mercato or the palazzo’s elegant internal courtyard.

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The perfect destination for those who have always dreamt of spending a romantic weekend in an aristocratic Sicilian residence, Seven Rooms Villadorata is, likewise, the ideal choice for art lovers keen to visit the baroque wonders of Noto and the nearby cities of Siracusa, Modica and Ragusa.  Noto is only 80km from the Catania International Airport, which serves many destinations throughout Europe. In 2002 Noto and its church were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of its edifices are built out of soft tufa stone, which gives them a soft honey glow in the sunlight, especially during sunrise and sundown.

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All rooms have free WiFi and complimentary drinks and Nespresso. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms and is served on the top terrace where you can sip your morning espresso and enjoy the amazing bread, pastries, free fruit (and egg dishes, if you wish). Parking is available in the palazzo courtyard, and there are several excellent restaurants, as well as numerous Granita parlors within minutes of walking.

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.