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Agriturismo Il Melograno

Via Madonna della Libertà, 129, San Leonardello 95014 Giarre (Catania)

"Excellent"
Based on 38 reviews
  • Setting and surroundings
    9,2/10
    "Excellent"
  • Activities and facilities
    9,2/10
    "Excellent"
  • Accommodation
    9,8/10
    "Excellent"
  • Restaurant
    9,8/10
    "Excellent"
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  • 9,5
    "Excellent"

    "Great stay 11 days at Il melograno"

    10/05/2019

    We had a great stay at the farmhouse. We stayed 11 full days from 18 till 28 of september.
    From the farmhouse you have a great view of Etna. Many times you see plumes of smoke coming from the craters and at night lava explosions if Etna is active, the sky is clear and you're lucky enough. From our room we also had a great view over the sea. Il Melograno (the farmhouse) is at the edge of town on top of a great hill overlooking everything. There is a small road in between the houses that will take you all the way up to the farm.
    Behind the farm is a nice large orchard with many lemon trees, pomegranates and more. It's a nice little walk with again a great view of mount Etna. The room was cleaned everyday. One time the linnen was changed as well.
    The breakfast was very good with many deliceous local products and home baked pies by the owner.
    Darwin, the manager, was really great. He showed us arround and gave us many good tips about the surroundings and where to go as well. He's very friendly and helpfull so don't be shy to ask him anything or just start a nice conversation. :)
    He also gave us a great tip of the bakery below where at lunch time they sell great Italian food for lunch for a good price. This was great during our last few days when we just wanted to relax and do nothing. We bought some lunch and ate at Il Melograno.
    Also Il Melograno is very well situated. We recommend you rent a car for Sicily so you can go anywhere you like any time you like. The farmhouse is next to the main road, Catania is only 30 minutes away and Taormina with Isola Bella (great snorkling and relaxing location) only 25 minutes ago. Savoca, where the Godfather was recorded, is only about 45 minutes ago. I also recommend to go to Syracusa (go to the island of Ortigia), a beautifull city with few traffic and narrow romantic streets, about an hour away.
    All in all we had a great stay. Due to circumstances the restaurant was closed for dinners, but there are plenty of other places to go to. Just ask Darwin. Mind you, many places open at 19.30. So be sure to have a late lunch.
    Our room also had a small fridge and a big supermarket (Deco at Conforama, just Google Conforama) at about 5 minutes driving. Open from 9.00 till 21.00. So as I said, Il Melograno is well situated. I do recommend renting a car. You can park the car at the farmhouse, so just go all the way up the hill untill you can't go any further. There is a large parking place.
    Darwin, Teresa and everyone, thank you so much for our wonderful stay. We had a great time. May we meet again.
    Anna and Sander

    • Stay: 9/2019
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Fun
    • Setting and surroundings
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Accommodation
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "MERAVIGLIOSO"

    08/22/2019

    LOCATION FANTASTICA! LA SIGNORA DI UNA SQUISITEZZA INCREDIBILE, DARWIN GENTILISSIMO! POSIZIONE OTTIMA CON VISTA DEL VULCANO ETNA E VISTA MARE. AL MATTINO SI RESPIRA PROFUMO DI LIMONI CON UNA COLAZIONE SUPER: MARMELLATE FATTE IN CASA, TORTE FATTE DALLA SIGNORA COME UNA VOLTA: SAPORI GENUINI!!! SQUISITA TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO E PISTACCHIO! E POI FORMAGGI E SALUMI DI UNA VOLTA! CAMERA A DIR POCO FANTASTICA CON TUTTI I COMFORT DA 5 STELLE! E UNA SERA ABBIAMO CENATO IN GIARDINO CON LA LUNA DA SFONDO: DALL' ANTIPASTO AL DOLCE TUTTO FATTO IN CASA DALLA SIGNORA ! SUPER CONSIGLIATISSIMO! CENA DA 6 STELLE! NON HO MAI MANGIATO UNA PASTA ALLA NORMA COSI SQUISITA! CONSIGLIO CALDAMENTE DI ANDARE!!!!!!

    • Stay: 8/2019
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Relaxing
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Beautiful location and lovely stay"

    11/04/2018

    Hard to find in the dark, but when you wake up the next morning it is a pleasant surprise. A beautiful building and beautiful, well maintained rooms. The very pleasant and committed hostess gives you many good tips. An excellent location to discover the north east of Sicily and of course to visit Mount Etna (we did from the north side what is less touristy). We also had a delicious meal at the location.
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    • Stay: 9/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Fun
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Fantastic"

    10/09/2018

    Structure with large and panoramic rooms the availability of Giusi the kitchen of aunt and mother with tasty dishes breakfast with coffee and cappuccini over the superlative cakes highly recommended
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    • Stay: 10/2018
    • Traveller: Groups of friends
    • Holiday: Artistic-cultural
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 9
    "Excellent"

    "Beautifully located. Very warm hostess. Tastefully."

    09/24/2018

    Unfortunately only a short stay. But very good local cuisine. Arrival time unfortunately very steep and narrow.
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    • Stay: 5/2018
    • Setting and surroundings
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 9
    "Excellent"

    "Incredible rooms"

    09/08/2018

    Our room was nothing short of palatial! We've never stayed anywhere so huge. The ceiling was extremely high, with a beautiful chandelier. The antique furniture was tasteful and in perfect keeping with the 19th century building.

    There's an amazing view of Etna from the back of the house and from the front you can see the sea.

    You can also buy organic olive oil here from the owner's farm.

    On the road immediately below the house is a fantastic Salumeria (bakery, meats, cheeses, antipasti, sweets) - one of the best we've found anywhere in Sicily.

    • Stay: 9/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Adventure
    • Setting and surroundings
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      6,5/10
      "Average"
    • Restaurant
      9/10
      "Excellent"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Beautiful accommodation"

    07/11/2018

    The property is very stylish, well maintained and exudes a great rural charm. It is located on a hill above the town of San Leonardello. From the terrace and the eastern hotel rooms you have a wonderful view of the sea and an old church in San Leonardello. The included breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice, home-made jam, cakes, café and cappuccino is served in a very nice sea view breakfast room. We can highly recommend the stay there :-)
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    • Stay: 6/2018
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Fantastic place to relax, and as a base for exploring the area"

    07/11/2018

    We spent one night here, and wish we could stayed longer! Giusi and her family was very very sweet and nice - her mother even baked me a gluten free cake for breakfast!
    Beautiful room and view!
    I would definitely like to stay there again!

    • Stay: 7/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Artistic-cultural
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Wonderful hospitality great place to stay"

    07/02/2018

    We had wonderful 3 days with Giusi and her family. This is a lovely spot - we enjoyed being among the citrus and pomegranate trees. The accommodation was excellent. If you get a chance definitely choose to have your evening meals, they produce fabulous food! Giusi and her team were full of helpful suggestions and particularly helpful with advice about where to find parking in Taormina and Catania. They are excellent hosts and gave us an excellent and very warm welcome to Sicily.

    • Stay: 6/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 9
    "Excellent"

    "Excellent welcome, pleasant environment with traditional elegance"

    06/17/2018

    Immersed in nature among orange and olive trees, with the view of the sea in the distance, the structure offers an oasis of tranquility and relaxation. The elevated position dominates the inhabited center, it is exposed to a light breeze that attenuates the summer heat and makes the stay pleasant. The welcome of Mrs. Giusi is cordial and familiar. The availability to meet even special needs and the rich and inviting breakfast with homemade products, in addition to the skilful kitchen with traditional tastes, completes a definitely positive picture in relation to costs.
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    • Stay: 6/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Relaxing
    • Setting and surroundings
      8/10
      "Very good"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      9/10
      "Excellent"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "A beautiful place"

    06/14/2018

    We stayed for only 3 nights here, but left wanting more. The room was beautiful, comfortable, spacious and clean, and the views from the balcony over the town are special. The farm is surprisingly large and interesting to explore. We really enjoyed our evening meal and the breakfasts. The abundance of home-made food was a treat, and we really felt looked after. Our host was most helpful and knowledgeable, passionate about the farm and the local area. Highly recommended.

    • Stay: 6/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Relaxing
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Excellent!"

    06/10/2018

    We had a great week in this wonderful haven of peace. The rooms are very nicely decorated, large, with nice bathrooms. The house - you have to call it rather a small farm - is located on a hill above the road and you have on one side a great view of the sea and on the other you look at the Etna. The breakfast is very plentiful and there are real cheese (for the meat eaters and sausage), several kinds of jam, fresh bread, fresh yoghurt and lots of fresh fruit. In addition delicious coffee. If there are at least four guests, you can have dinner in the evening. Four courses, all freshly cooked by the hostess, to a respectable wine selection. If the restaurant is closed, the restaurant "Le Serre", which serves good food at reasonable prices, is about 600 meters away. Down in the village there are a few shops and a café (and a post office), where you can get to eat or shop. Il Melograno has many terraces where you can watch the sunset in the evening and eat your food in peace. There is also a huge garden and 14 hectares of lemon, orange and grapefruit trees. The agriturismo is ideal for excursions on the Etna. The daughter of the house has many tips ready. The accommodation is not easy to find: it is located in San Leonardo on the SS114. In the village there is a T-junction. The entrance to the agriturismo (coming from Catania) is about 50 meters behind on the right. A narrow street between two houses leads upwards.
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    • Stay: 6/2018
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 9
    "Excellent"

    "An excellent first contact with Sicily"

    06/03/2018

    Just two nights at Il Melograno! Just enough to want to come back to enjoy the comfort of the room, the well-stocked breakfast, the planting of lemon trees, the view of Mount Etna and the warm and informative presence of Giusi.
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    • Stay: 5/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Artistic-cultural
    • Setting and surroundings
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      9/10
      "Excellent"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Warmth and a beautiful ambience including very good food"

    05/29/2018

    We were in May 2018 for three days with Giusi and have felt very comfortable in the tastefully decorated room. We were thrilled by the warm hospitality in Melograno and enjoyed the beautiful garden next to the great view. The food was very good, local and seasonal products in organic quality, genuine Sicilian specialties, but above all the homemade orange marmalade was a dream, have never eaten a better one. In addition, we have from Guisi many great tips for excursions and attractions. We love to come back and hope that only nice people visit this place, which we wanted to pass as a tip only to our friends.
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    • Stay: 5/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Artistic-cultural
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Restaurant
      10/10
      "Amazing"
  • 10
    "Amazing"

    "Wonderful stay"

    05/21/2018

    We are three brothers and spent with our father five very nice days in this agriturismo. We loved the beautiful location on a small hill above the village with wonderful views of the sea and the Etna, the well-kept garden with all kinds of citrus trees and flowers. Mrs. Giusi and Magda looked after us very warmly and provided us with valuable tips for sightseeing in the area. The rooms are very clean and impress with the tasteful decor with antiques. Sometimes you can hear the traffic on the nearby road, but that does not bother the stay. We will be back!
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    • Stay: 5/2018
    • Traveller: Couples
    • Holiday: Short stays
    • Setting and surroundings
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Accommodation
      10/10
      "Amazing"
    • Activities and facilities
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
    • Restaurant
      9,5/10
      "Excellent"
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