Dear friends (present, future and potential), unfortunately this 2023 has not started in the best way (the war in Ukraine continues, the repression of freedom by the Iranian regime is increasingly ferocious, Afghan women are increasingly denied education and many and still too many "etc.")
In any case, our work, which is to help you enjoy the beauty of nature and the cultural (and culinary) richness of the land that hosts us, goes on. Beauty and culture, in fact: perhaps among the few antitodes to certain barbarities...
On the local front, the Cumune di Noto (as I explained in a recent article on our blog) has decided to restore the financial instability at the expense of you tourists: together with another thirty Netine structures , we have appealed to the TAR of Catania requesting the annulment of the municipal resolution which drastically increased the tourist tax.
Another novelty is that, accounts in hand, we have been forced to make some small adjustments to the rates: unfortunately we have realized that we are not really immune to all the recent increases. However, rest assured! These are always more than affordable rates!
A hug from Antonino, Gaetano, Claudio, Federico and...Dario (who, in addition to having promised to visit us for quite some time this summer, will always be an honorary member of us!)
We keep you updated!
NO CAMPER, NO CARAVAN, NO AIR-CAMPING: we do not provide any service for campers, caravans and similar.
Who are we?
We are a group of musicians, educators and "philosophers" who have decided to roll up their sleeves and come up with a way not to leave their land, just going back to the land. Leveraging on our proud scouts and peasant roots, we set up an specialized camp site, for tents only,in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily. However, if you do not want to give up too many comforts, we also have an "village" area dedicated to wooden bungalows, mobile homes and glamping tents.
Where are we?
Between Marzamemi and Pachino, in the municipality of Noto, close to the Vendicari Reserve and the sandy beaches of San Lorenzo, a strategic area to easily visit the south-eastern Sicily, especially the Baroque and archaeological areas of Noto, Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Syracuse, Palazzolo Acreide, Ispica and Rosolini. We are also a few kilometers from Portopalo di Capo Passero and from the caribbean beaches on the Mediterranean such as Carratois, Costa dell'Ambra and Granelli.
Where to eat?
In addition to the countless excellent catering activities that the area offers (but which we will be pleased to tell you about it in person...), inside the campsite we have a kiosk in which we offer lively breakfasts and quick dinners, with particular attention to typical local products. Moreover from the campsite it is possible to directly access the adjacent Sultana Wines
Where to shop?
Within a kilometer there are at least three supermarkets, various farms that sell their excellent fruit and vegetables directly and in Portopalo a thriving fish market.
In any case, if you are looking for a typical tourist village, with group dances and aperitif games, unfortunately we are not for you. And we don't have a swimming pool
because, given that there are plenty of swimming pools in Milan or Turin, let's assume that you come here to Sicily for our beaches and our sea. But would you seriously go fifteen hundred kilometers to jump into the pool?!
Do you know how to play or sing?
So don't worry, nobody will take away a jam session with us! If you are a guitarist, a bassist, a drummer or a singer, here you already find everything you need! This is our animation: play with you!
Warning! Here we separate and do well. If your sense of civic spirit stays at home while you are on vacation, keep looking… Probably not for you.
The staff of the Agricamping Sophia
Tent Pitchs, served by electricity and water (only for drawing), are distributed under the shadow of a fruit and olive tree groves, along 5700 square meters.
The “Socrate” Bungalow is the right accommodation for those families or friends groups of 4-6 persons, who need large spaces.
It is the right accommodation for families or friends groups of 4-5 persons
It is the right accommodation for those who even if loving an essential, in contact with nature, vacancy, does not intend to reject some comforts.
In breathable water-repellent cotton (360 g/m2), with PVC flooring (650 g/m2), on a wooden base raised from the ground
It is a classic "igloo" (5-6 m2), in polyester fabric, with 2 beds. We have it assembled to perfection
HOW YOU REFURBISH THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET AT THE EXPENSE OF TOURISTS. ONLY THAT BY LAW IT CANNOT BE DONE…
Since 24 November 2022, the Municipality of Noto has seen fit to "remodulate" the tourist tax to restore the municipal budget. From a range that until last summer ranged from €1 to €2 for a maximum of 4 consecutive nights, the City Council, through Resolution No. 57 of 11/24/2022, was "forced" to increase it from 2, €5 to €5 for a maximum of 6 nights.
Proportionate and gradual?
Obviously the problem does not arise for those who are willing to pay 200 or 300 euros a night in the center of Noto or for the VIP on duty. However, for a couple of students who pay 20 euros to stay in a tent in July, an extra 5 euros represents 25% of the amount, as well as for a family with two children over 14 who, in the same period, as far as regards, you would realistically pay €39 for the overnight stay and €10 for the tourist tax. Do they seem...