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The Secret LovePool of Noto Ghost Town

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Noto, Italy

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Experience hosted by Carlo

4 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

Please before booking always contact me, also we can move the experience starting time and date to suit you. Don't be shy drop me a message for any information.

The secret love pool, one of nature's pearls, is located on the edge of the ghost town of Ancient Noto which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. We will go through the town, now reclaimed by nature, visiting the most important remains of derelict buildings, testimonies of the flourishing past of one of the once most important cities of Sicily. Then we will take an easy walk along a 2800 year old road that will take us to the bottom of the canyon where a stunning stream with lots of fresh pool, waterfalls and lush nature will blow your mind away.
Please before booking always contact me, also we can move the experience starting time and date to suit you. Don't be shy drop me a message for any information.

The secret love pool, one of nature's pearls, is located on the edge of the ghost town of Ancient Noto which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1693. We will go through the town, now reclaimed by nature, visiting the most important remains of derelict buildings, testimonies…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Free transport in car
From $111
/person
Wed., Oct. 21
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$111 per person
$111 per person
Thu., Oct. 22
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$111 per person
$111 per person
Sat., Oct. 24
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$111 per person
$111 per person

Meet your host, Carlo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am one of the best English speaking certified nature guide/city tour guide in the East of Sicily, I worked as Sicily's location scout/translator for BBC nature documentaries . I spend more time in nature than any other place. I especially love to share the secret river pools and waterfalls, coastline of my Sicilian childhood. I also manage my beautiful riverside off-grid farm where I grow all the vegetables needed for my young family's survival. I am an avid researcher of old Sicilian traditions. Fun, knowledge and stunning locations are my main ingredients for an unforgettable experience
I am one of the best English speaking certified nature guide/city tour guide in the East of Sicily, I worked as Sicily's location scout/translator for BBC nature documentaries . I spend more time in nature than any other place. I especially love to share the secret river pools and waterfalls, coastline of my Sicilian childhood. I also manage my beautiful riverside off-grid farm where I grow all the vegetables needed for my young family's survival. I am an avid researcher of old Sicilian traditio…
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Where you'll be

We will be meeting in Villa Vela in Noto. Please for any info do not hesitate to call 347 4018756.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Jemma
October 2020
A great tour around Noto and Ancient Noto. The sun showed its face and was a great walk through nature as well as the city. Highly recommended! Cinque stelline!!
Klaas
July 2020
Meeting with Carlos and his wife was an extraordinary experience. We could have never found such a special location by ourself. I highly recommend the experience. We left with a lot of information about the culture and nature of old Sicily and a big smile on our faces. Even that teenage son of mine called the secret pond a magical place. A day well spent at the heart of Sicilian culture. Thanks a lot!
Meeting with Carlos and his wife was an extraordinary experience. We could have never found such a special location by ourself. I highly recommend the experience. We left with a lo…
Kristina
July 2020
This hike is not to be missed! Carlo is an amazing tour guide! We would never have found this beautiful and peaceful hike on our own. It has ruins, history, nature, swimming, and very little tourist traffic. Carlo made us feel like family and was very knowledgeable about the history, wildlife, plant life, and trail. He was also so kind to take several family photos in whatever spots we wanted! 10/10 would recommend!!
This hike is not to be missed! Carlo is an amazing tour guide! We would never have found this beautiful and peaceful hike on our own. It has ruins, history, nature, swimming, and v…
Cathy
January 2020
This was another amazing experience with Carlo and his wife Jesse. While I could not do all of the hiking with my RA condition, my husband and son had an amazing time! Jesse was so kind to stay with me and we talked about everything! It was truly a wonderful time for all of us and I feel like we have friends forever in Sicily. This trip is something to experience - I urge you to go!
This was another amazing experience with Carlo and his wife Jesse. While I could not do all of the hiking with my RA condition, my husband and son had an amazing time! Jesse was…
Naoise
July 2019
We went on an amazing hike with Carlo through ancient Noto, the valley below it and to the love pools. Carlo is such a warm and welcoming guy and knows the area intimately. He is great at sharing his knowledge of the history and nature of the place in a fun and engaging way. His nature documentary experience came in handy when he was able to show us a number of rare wildlife creatures! The love pools themselves are the perfect escape from the baking Sicilian heat! Grazie mille!
We went on an amazing hike with Carlo through ancient Noto, the valley below it and to the love pools. Carlo is such a warm and welcoming guy and knows the area intimately. He is g…
Sarah
July 2019
I had a fantastic day with Carlo in ancient Noto! The walk to the Love Pool was so beautiful, Carlo told us all about the plants & animals that we saw. He showed us rare animals through his binoculars! The walk is very overgrown and I would never have found the pool by myself. The Love Pool was idyllic, so serene and peaceful. I would highly recommend this trip. Carlo is a wonderful guide, so warm and friendly!
I had a fantastic day with Carlo in ancient Noto! The walk to the Love Pool was so beautiful, Carlo told us all about the plants & animals that we saw. He showed us rare animals th…

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  • Wed., Oct. 21
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Thu., Oct. 22
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Sat., Oct. 24
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Sun., Oct. 25
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $111 per person
  • Mon., Oct. 26
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $111 per person
  • Tue., Oct. 27
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Wed., Oct. 28
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person
  • Thu., Oct. 29
    2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    $111 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Snacks

All essential for swimming