Via Madonna della Libertà, 129, San Leonardello 95014 Giarre (Catania)
We are very close to the Etna, near Giarre. We offer hospitality on a 19th-century residence, with 12 hectares of citrus grove, organic certified in 2012, where we grow Navel oranges, Nova mandarins, lemons and pomegranates. We also own a strip of land nearby with olive grove, citrus trees, almond and pear trees.
The sea, between Catania and Taormina, makes this place perfect for a vacation in nature in one of Sicily’s most beautiful areas.
The owners warmly and cordially welcome guests: you may book B&B style or half-meal plan. Our breakfasts are hearty, with sweet and salty food, plus cold meats, cheese, grains, jams (homemade).
We offer 5 comfortable rooms and a mini flat. The rooms have period pieces, with private bath and shower, blow dryer, heating, desk, TV.
Our restaurant (open until 10 pm) offers seasonal specialties, genuine food, and Sicilian cooking, and you may dine outdoors weather permitting, refreshed by the air from the sea.
You may savor and buy our products: orange and lemon jam, extra virgin olive oil, almonds, fresh fruit (oranges, pears, mandarins, lemons).
Eastern Sicily is full of wonders, starting with the Etna, the highest active volcano on the European continent. Many attractions to see: natural reserves, hamlets and towns with a rich past like Taormina (Greek theater), Catania with its homes in lava stone, temples in the Anapo valley, the extraordinary baroque art in Acireale.
The land is rich in certified products: almonds, pistachios, oil, honey, citrus, prickly pears. Without forgetting very fresh fish and wines from the Etna.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
I spent a week in August in this farmhouse with my family. The rooms are very large, clean and tastefully decorated; We were fine despite the lack of conditioners (and it was the week of August); The garden and the orchard completely forget the proximity of the highway; And then the beautiful sea view of the large terrace, in the shade from 11 am, with the fresh air coming down from Etna .... priceless. Just a few minutes from Giarre and the sea, in the hamlet S.Leonardello, a small village where there is nothing missing: bars, pastries, groceries and several restaurants within minutes. To add to Darwin's exquisite kindness and willingness, and the courtesy of the hostess (who has made available his washing machine ...). Recommended
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Il Melograno is a wonderful hidden gem. Room was great, the location in the middle of an orchard was magic and the sights directly to Etna gave a special atmosphere. We stayed in the appartment but without the additional facilities included, which workerd great. The hostess Giusi was very helpful with guidance and practicalities, and made our stay perfect. The food cooked at their small restaurent is wonderful and local - the Lemonciello is "a must try".
We were a week in early April and were very satisfied. The room was very spacious, simple and elegantly furnished and had a good functioning heating, because the weather was very bad. The location between the sea and Etna is very scenic, but is a partly noisy country road nearby. But the connection in all directions is quite good, if one wants excursions or walks. Very special was the food, original Sicilian cooked by the host family itself! There were four courses each evening fresh and lovingly prepared and always very delicious. Also for vegetarians there was always a great alternative (however one should announce in advance, if you want vegetarian food!).
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