WE ARE STILL CLOSED. IN SPRING WE WILL BE OPEN ONLY ON RESERVATION (well in advance and telephone contact)
For phone calls in English only +39 3473079242 or + 39 3408099819
NO CAMPER, NO CARAVAN, NO AIR-CAMPING: we do not provide any service for campers, caravans and similar. Not even loading/unloading.
The kiosk is active from 11 July to 31 August. The organization of jam sessions and similar activities coincides with the period of activity of the kiosk.
RECEPTION: (from 11 July to 31 August) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, however, if you can't find anyone, call us...
Check in :
- bungalows, from 13:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30
- camping, from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30
Check out :
- bungalow, before 10:30 am
- camping, before 11:00
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, glamping
tents and the possibility of using the B&B option (bed and breakfast).
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, a keyboardist 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.
TORRE FANO: FOR 2500 YEARS THE SHOULDERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT US FROM THE PIRATES
When and why it was built
We know that in 1526 Torre Fano was partially destroyed by the barbarian corsair Dragut
(actually admiral of the Ottoman fleet, viceroy of Algiers, lord of Tripoli and Mahdia), habitual of looting and raiding on the Sicilian coasts. The phenomenon of barbaresca
piracy (from Barberia
, that is the name with which the Europeans from the Middle Ages defined the African Maghreb, inhabited precisely by the Berbers
), politically connected to the Ottoman Empire, between the 14th and 19th centuries it was a real scourge for the development of the Sicilian coasts. The barbarian corsairs did not limit themselves exclusively to boarding and raiding ships but were also protagonists of the deportation and enslavement of thousands of Sicilians
(for example, in Lipari, in 1544, 9000 people...