Agriturismo Fontana del Cherubino Turismo Rurale

Strada Giuseppe La Rosa 7, 95038 Santa Maria di Licodia (Catania) Code 19087047C222305


In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (4), Flat (1), Entire facility (1),
  • Guests: 21
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Bed & Breakfast

The agriturismo

In the Catania Province, between Etna and the plane of Simeto River, the Turismo Rurale Fontana del Cherubino is settled in a land where traditional olive and orange agriculture has traditionally carried out. Fontana del Cherubino started in 2004, with the aim of promoting and spreading the quality of the most important product: the high-quality extra-virgin olive oil of the Etna territory. The end of 2008 has seen the birth of the restaurant, open every weekend and on holiday days.

The accommodation

The restaurant has 3 rooms of different dimensions, for up to 80 person. The bigger room is also equipped with an audio system and video projector and it can host meetings, conferences and workshop. A beautiful and wide terrace with a view on the Simeto river valley is the ideal place to join a sunny lunch or romantic dinner, in a peaceful atmosphere of the Etna countryside.

The farm produces also extra-virgin olive oil, got from old olive trees of Nocellara Etna cultivar (some more than 100 years old). Olives are precociously and strictly manually  at the 2nd half of October to get a less yield and consequent high quality oil. They are crushed with a cold continuous cycle in the very same day of the harvest. Oil rests for about 2 months, naturally decanting into stainless steel tanks of 1000 litres in absence of air and without any mechanical filtration. It has than bottled, avoiding air contact. In 2007 about 2500 bottles were produced.

Activities and surrounding

The Turismo Rurale Fontana del Cherubino is placed in an ideal position to visit Etna from the southern side of Rifugio Sapienza, which is about 20 km far. From here it is possible to take the Etna cableway to see the main central crater of the volcano. Moving down to the valley, it can be seen the Simeto river, the most important among Sicilian rivers. Beautiful features like the lavic canyons (Site of Community Importance) or the Saracens Stone Bridge can be seen during a beautiful exploring of the river upstream to the river spring in the green Nebrodi Mounts.

From the Fontana del Cherubino many towns many of Etna southern slopes can also be visited: Paternò, Adrano, S. Maria di Licodia, with the homonymous fountain built in the ’700. Catania and its baroque historical buildings are just 25 km far, while the Cyclope Seaside can be reach in 30 kms.

Etna is an incomparable territory for enogastronomic tourism: S. Maria di Licodia is one of the most important center for extra-virgin olive oil production of DOP ETNA, as it can be seen by the century-old olives landscape. Wine places are instead narrated by the Etna Wine Road, that from Riposto port goes up to Randazzo.

Many other gastronomic excellences are present in the zone: oranges, indian fig trees, almonds and pistachios are all typical products of the Etna area.


Available services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Typical products on sale
Disabled facilities
Attractions and activities in the surrounding area
  • Theme Parks and Water Parks
  • Nature Reserves
  • Artistic and historical sites
Sport and activities in the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Shopping

Rooms and prices

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Activities and facilities
April 2024
Very good welcome, warm and understanding about timetables.
Good advice on choosing local restaurants.
Signage and access to the agriturismo a bit "hazardous" especially when arriving at night!!!

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Stay: 4/2024
Traveller: Groups of friends
Holiday: Adventure
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Annett Senger
October 2023
We were on this farm in October 2023. It is wonderfully located between many olive and lime trees.
Everything is very well maintained and clean. Since we were there in October, the restaurant was unfortunately closed. But Mario wrote to us beforehand and gave us other recom... Read more
Stay: 10/2023
Traveller: Couples
Holiday: Relaxing
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
September 2023
Optimal stay! We recommend it to everyone! Mr. Mario and all the staff friendly and nice! We will be back soon.
Alessandra and Peter
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Stay: 8/2023
Traveller: Couples
Setting and surroundings
Activities and facilities
  • On since 2010
  • Speak: Italian, English

Hi, I am mario and I am 72 years old.

I have been doing this job for 36 years along with my children.

As well as we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we take care of the crops.

I chose this job because to keep the family business alive

According to the guests, the best thing about our agriturismo is its closeness to artistic/cultural points of interest.


Agriturismo Fontana del Cherubino Turismo Rurale
Strada Giuseppe La Rosa 7, 95038
Santa Maria di Licodia (Catania) Print directions from host
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