Country House Villadorata is a small boutique hotel near the Baroque city of Noto in southeastern Sicily, set amidst olive groves and only a short drive from the secluded, crystalline beaches.
How would you describe Seven Rooms Villadorata in a nutshell?
Seven Rooms Villadorata is a small and elegant boutique hotel in Noto on the island of Sicily. Formerly Prince Giacomo Nicolaci’s private residence, there are now 1 Suite, 4 Deluxe rooms, 1 Superior room and 2 standard rooms, all decorated in a French style, with Italian and French linen and furnishings. Don’t miss out on the 6m-high ceilings and original frescoes in their superior rooms.
What was your inspiration to open a small boutique hotel?
I used to work in tourism and about 10 years ago I decided that I wanted to change my life. My boyfriend and I were in Milan at that time and spent a holiday in Noto, my childhood home in Sicily. It was my dream to find a little place and run a small hotel.
What would you describe to be your philosophy at Seven Rooms Villadorata?
I just love welcoming holiday guests to our home, to meet so many people from different countries and cultures. It is such a privilege to share with them my passion for this part of Sicily, to promote our region and so much that it has to offer!
Noto was your childhood home, what do you particularly like about your new life in Noto?
People here in Noto and Sicily in general are much warmer, it is like a big family. So of course I love my new life, it is a much simpler life.
What has been most rewarding to your personally since opening Seven Rooms Villadorata?
The Nicolaci di Villadorata family was one of the noble families of ancient Noto and the apartment which is now Seven Rooms Villadorata used to be Prince Giacomo Nicolaci’s private residence. We bought the residence in 2007 with the aim of restoring the French style and flavour that inspired its creation.