Via Presa, 20, 95016 Mascali (Catania)
We have salvaged a section of an enormous vineyard and buildings for the caretaker: this gave life to Bagol'Area, a farm that manages 24 hectares in biodiversity while inspiring itself from the principles of permaculture and natural agriculture on the south-east side of Etna, between Catania and Taormina.
The farm is characterized by typical terraces with small walls, lava stone homes, ancient millstones.
The accommodations, from the ancient masserie and storage areas, are simple and comfortable with great attention to comfort, health and energy saving.
A large heater and photovoltaic and solar panels provide electricity, hot water and heating that is almost self-sufficient for the entire building.
The restaurant, open only upon booking, offers a personal interpretation of Mediterranean cooking based mainly on vegetarian ingredients.
Every month we organize small art-culture events in the ancient millstone, tastings of the oil and wine we make onsite plus delicious snacks made with our veggies, which you can all buy in our small shop.
Outdoor areas are taken care of each day without chemicals or fertilizers. All year guests can enjoy our products: olives, pomegranates, grapes, tangerines and mandarins, strawberries, apricots, cherries, plums, pears, peaches and quinces.
Barnyard animals entertain guests of all ages with pet therapy events at times.
The agriturismo is found on the foothills of the highest volcano in Europe: the Etna. The energy of the mountain and the sea air havs made this place ideal for a renewing vacation.
From here you can easily reach some of the most beautiful attractions like Taormina, the Gole dell'Alcantare, Acireale, Catania and other lesser known sites like Acitrezza, Castelmola, the Gurne, Oasi di Fiumefreddo, Castiglione.
The closest town is Piedimonte where there’s a supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants and pizzeria.
There are many activities to do like excursions in the mountains amidst craters, grottos and lakes, training trails and trekking on Etna, visits to the local wineries, yoga sessions and shiatsu.
We rent mountain bikes, city bikes, electric bikes and mountain equipment.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Delicious food in a feel-good atmosphere
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We had a super great time at Cinzias and Diego's eco farm. The two weeks were one of our best holiday experience!! Cinzia and Diego are super sympatic and friendly.We felt welcomed and we loved our little talks with those warm harted, interesting and opend-mindet owners.Their concept of farming and working is very interesting and inspiring.The holiday houses are super nice, stylish, cozy and very clean and there is everything you need. We were allowed to try all the fruits which we growing everywhere and had a great time with the lovely dogs and donkeys. Cinzias and Diego's production of wine and other tasty things like different marmelade criations are also great you should give them a try. We will come back for sure and we can highly recommend this place!!!
It was our first but not the last time in this beautiful, clean and cosy Eco Farm House. Cinzia and Diego were perfect hosts and give us all information we need.
It was amazing to see (esp. for us "citypeople") how they produce all the vegetables and wines...and how different and so much better it taste.
The Farm is perfect start for exploring Taormina and the Etna Area, and our personell highlight Acireale. We loved it to be there and we recommend it without any reservation.
Thanks you very much, Cinzia and Diego and all the best for you. Please also send our Greets to Daniela, Camilio and Husband.
Toralf, Anna and Leeni (she sends kisses to Luna and Danuzzi)