Fontane Bianche (i.e. White Fountains) is located 18 km south of Syracuse by the Mediterranean Sea, built as the sea resort of Cassibile (the closest village) in 1960s. It is 12 km far from Avola and 21 from Noto.
Cassibile is the closest town (5 minutes by car) where you can find everything you need: restaurants, grocery stores, a post office, a bank and much more.
Syracuse is the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and good restaurants.
Ortigia island, where Syracuse was founded in ancient Greek times is a magic place to visit at night and discover one of the many amazing restaurants.
Avola is a bit closer than Syracuse, but has less charm. It's most likely the place where you will get your groceries.
The Nero d'Avola, a typical red wine of Sicily, is named after the city of Avola, where was made the first grafting of the vine, but its grapes may grow and the wine be produced in other regions of the island too.
Located less than 40 km south of Syracuse, Noto boasts one of Sicily's most beautiful historic centres. The pièce de résistance is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, an elegantly manicured walkway flanked by thrilling baroque palazzi and churches. Stunning at any time of the day, it is especially fabulous in the early evening when the lovely red-gold buildings seem to glow with a soft inner light.
In 2002 Noto and its church were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With its steeply stacked medieval centre and spectacular baroque cathedral, Modica is one of southern Sicily's most atmospheric towns. But unlike some of the other Unesco-listed cities in the area, it doesn't package its treasures into a single easy-to-see street or central piazza: rather, they are spread around the town and take some discovering. It can take a little while to orientate yourself in Modica but once you've got the measure of the bustling streets and steep staircases you'll find a warm, genuine town with a welcoming vibe and a strong sense of pride.
Set amidst the rocky peaks northwest of Modica, Ragusa is a town of two faces. Sitting on the top of the hill is Ragusa Superiore, a busy workaday town with sensible grid-pattern streets and all the trappings of a modern provincial capital, while etched into the hillside further down is Ragusa Ibla. This sloping area of tangled alleyways, grey stone houses and baroque palazzi is effectively Ragusa's historic centre and it's quite magnificent.