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Agriturismo Fontana del Cherubino Turismo Rurale

Strada Giuseppe La Rosa 7 C.da Panuzza - Santa Maria di Licodia, Santa Maria di Licodia 95038 Santa Maria di Licodia (Catania)

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In brief

  • Type: Bedroom (3), Flat (1), Entire facility (1),
  • Guests: 21
  • Map: Hills
  • Type of accommodation: Half board, 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.

Services

Available services

Restaurant
Swimming pool
Internet
Air conditioning
Barbecue
Playground for children
Sport and leisure
  • Bike rental
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
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Skiing (downhill)
  • Skiing (cross-country)
  • Shopping

Restaurant & Events

Restaurant services

  • Vegetarian Menus
  • Menu for celiac disease and intolerance
  • Children's menu
  • Local cuisine
  • Menu with farm products

Open to

Everyone

Table reservation

Reservation recommended

Seats

Up to 90

Menu

Set menu + À la carte

Average price

28€

Specialties you may find

  • Antipasti vegetali
  • Pasta fresca alla norma
  • Dolci fatti in casa

Wedding in Italy, Parties & Celebrations

Available rooms/spaces
  • Reception room
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Usable kitchen
  • Parking
  • Bridal suite
Services
  • On-site restaurant
  • Reception
  • On-site ceremony
  • Room dressing
  • Photography
  • Aperitif
  • Cake
Guests
from

20

to

90 Guests

Venue hire
from

250.00€

to

500.00€

Menus from

30.00€

Corporate Events

Activities
  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Presentations
  • Fashion shows
  • Exhibitions
  • Gala dinners
  • Aperitifs
  • Workshops
Types of meeting room
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Cocktail
Services
  • Amplification
  • Video projector
  • Wi-fi
  • Welcome desk
  • Screens
  • Parking
  • Set-up
Guests
from

10

to

100

N° meeting rooms

2

Open space for set-up

200mq

Largest meeting room

60 seats

Tastings

Products
  • Wine tasting
  • Oil tasting
  • Cheeses tasting
  • Hot samples
  • Cold samples
Provenance
  • Own production
  • Selection of local products
Services
  • Guided tasting
Booking required

Yes

Participants

100

Educational Farm

Services
  • School trips
  • Workshops
Themes
  • Typical cuisine
  • Countryside
  • Agriculture
  • Orienteering
Age
from

6

to

18

Prices

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Reviews

"Excellent"
Based on 73 reviews
  • Setting and surroundings
    9,3/10
    "Excellent"
  • Activities and facilities
    9,6/10
    "Excellent"
  • Accommodation
    9,8/10
    "Excellent"
  • Restaurant
    9,9/10
    "Excellent"
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  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Excellent"

    01/01/2019

    Friendly staff, well-kept greenery, excellent regional cuisine, beautiful rooms like everything else.
    Advice to all...
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    • Stay: 12/2018
    • Holiday: Relaxing
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Very special stay"

    10/15/2018

    We stayed 4 days and it was wonderful - I would recommend to everyone! Mario, the owner, and all the staff were very sweet and helpful, they made sure our stay was the best it could be. The landscape is incredible, surrounded by olive and lemon trees, and with a 360 view on the mountains and Mont Etna. Finally, the food was also very good! I would just go back anytime!

    • Stay: 10/2018
    • Traveller: Groups of friends
    • Holiday: Great food/wine
    Agriturismo Fontana del Cherubino Turismo Rurale answers
    Dear Emma and friend ,t
    hank you so much for your comment . we are very happy that you was been her in a so confortable way.
    Also you has been so sweet and gente guest , that i loved to have again.
    Many greetings from Fontana del Cherubino
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 9,5
    "Excellent"

    "very pleasant holiday in a beautiful park-like area"

    09/25/2018

    The area is a little out of the way and difficult to find, but very nice with great views of Mount Etna and Enna. Spacious, well-maintained cottages with terrace, exquisite, local food, nice atmosphere with friendly owner and staff
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    • Stay: 9/2018
    • Traveller: Families with children
    • Holiday: Relaxing
    • Setting and surroundings
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Accommodation
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
    • Activities and facilities
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"

Map

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