The Vendicari Nature Reserve is a 13 km long stretch of coastline which is a protected area. Spanning the area from the Noto-Pachino road to the sea, it is un uncontaminated area which attracts millions of migrating birds. The beaches are wild, there are no services within the reserve and most beaches are a walk from the nearest parking place, but it’s worth the effort. The beaches of Calamosche, Eloro and the old tuna factory are popular in season and can be reached from Noto, the main entrance to the reserve or from San Lorenzo in the south.
The area behind the Vendicari, being on sloping hills which afford a perfect sea view, is east facing affording spectacular views of the rising sun. It is this area which is the most desirable area for a house around Noto, especially the area around the Roman Villa Tellaro, which gives easy access to the sea as well as being only five minutes from the UNESCO baroque town of Noto itself.