Visit Noto in May and enjoy the spectacle of the L’Infiorata di Noto, one of south east Sicily’s loveliest festivals, when the street of Corrado Nicolaci is transformed into a floral carpet. Elsewhere, there are baroque palazzi to visit and, close by, plenty of sandy beaches.

Read more about the festival, and local villas such as Villa Gioi (former La Finestra su Noto), in the Sunday Express of  March 20th 2016.