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25 May

GREAT BIRDING AT VILLA FAVORITA

Written by: Hugh Miles “A guest, a new friend but mostly a wildlife film maker and author. Hugh Miles is specialized in films that emphasis the need to conserve our precious wildlife and natural ecosystems. He filmed more than sixty wildlife pictures around the world for all the major broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Nat.Geographic,…
1 May

July – Month of fruit preserve

The guest will learn how to make jam using fresh fruit and how to bake a tart in a professional kitchen. The course will end with a snack on the terrace composed by cooked goods, bread and a soft drink. Contact us for more info!
25 Apr

Caponata recipe

INGREDIENTS: FOR 6 PERSONS: 1 CELERY, cut in slices 2 BIG EGGPLANTS cut in cubes 4 PEPPERS cut in slices without seeds 6 CARROTS in slices 1 BIG WHITE ONION in slices PEELED TOMATOES WITHOUT SAUCE: 250 GR. in slices 2 SPOONS OF CAPERS WHITE OLIVES: according to your taste SALT according to your taste…
21 Mar

Easter in Noto

Easter is a very strongly felt festivity in Sicily. All week is filed with events and rituals all in memory of Christ’s passion. Visiting Noto during this period of time is a unique experience giving you the chance of participating in the numerous parades which go through town. The lively participation of the locals create an atmosphere…
3 Nov

Val di Noto: top ten place to visit

1 – Obviously Noto The capital of the Baroque, rebuilt as many of the towns in the area after the terrible earthquake of 1693, will leave you speechless. Doesn’t exists a particular part of the day (avoid the hottest hours of the day during summertime) when to visit this city, but we prefer the sunset…
3 Nov

Holiday destination since the 18th century

The tragic Earthquake which struck Sicily in 1693 causing death and leaving many cities shattered also generated  excitement between members of the local aristocracy over the reconstruction of their palaces and holiday mansions according to more trending styles . During the first half of the 18th century Sicilian baroque was starting deflect from the classical…