Mare & Barocco comes from a great passion for Sicily.
We were looking for an old house to bring back to life, a lived a property, but also warm and luminous. We found him in one of the most characteristic Noto districts.
It was a house on the corner of a stone stairway leading to a pedestrian alley dating back two centuries ago.
Typically houses in the center are side by side, and often have one or two openings on the facade, while the sides are closed and the back rest on the rock. Little light, little air, a lot of moisture.
This house has a terrace from which you can admire the blue of the Mediterranean, and has many windows.
We take it.
The restoration, respectful of the ancient structures, led to the creation of two apartments: MARE on the first floor and BAROCCO downstairs.
Both they come with built-in kitchenettes, air conditioning for the summer and with heat pump for the winter months. The furniture was made mainly with the recovery of the early twentieth century furniture, which is flanked by the modern conveniences: washing machine, refrigerator, oven, satellite TV, WIFI.
MARE apartment consists of an entrance with large hallway where there is a sofa / bed for one / two people, a bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with a canopy bed, a kitchen, a living room with two large windows with baroque balconies. A staircase made of local pitch leads to the terrace, which offers a wide view of the sea and the Stone Garden . Dine by candlelight under the stars is an experience that is worth the trip.
BAROCCO apartment, on the ground floor, is a three-room apartment with living room with kitchenette, bedroom, bedroom with bunk beds, bathroom with shower.
Thanks to the thickness of the walls, in the summer is very cool.
A few meters from the house you are already in the center, where there are shops, bars, restaurants and lots to see. Nearby neighborhoods of Agliastrello and Mannarazze, with their narrow streets, smells and colors.