Via Zafferana Bongiardo, 26, 95019 Zafferana Etnea (Catania)
Just 30 km from Catania and 25 km from Taormina, on the flanks of mount Etna, the agriturismo is an historic villa immersed in 5 hectares of farmland.
The building was used as a British command post during the second World War, before being returned to its legitimate owners, who preserved the murals showing the symbols and pennant of the Scots Battalion that occupied the house.
Today, specialised in the cultivation of cherries and olives, the farmhouse also provides a perfect venue for wedding receptions and events.
The agriturismo has been completely renovated to restore it to its original glory. The restaurant, which is ideal also for events, has a very refined set menu, from hors d'oeuvres to dessert, all prepared with the highest quality ingredients, like the extra virgin olive oil from the olive groves on the farm.
Guests can stay in independent rooms furnished with prestigious antiques, or in mini apartments.
The restaurant's dining room opens out onto the courtyard, while the exterior staircase, draped with a fragrant climbing jasmine, leads to a large first floor terrazzo with antique cotto tile floor, providing access to the old grape press room and another smaller room where guests can gather to eat and chat.
Finally, the a large panoramic roof terrace offers breathtaking views over the sea and Etna.
There is a large car park suitable also for coaches.
The agriturismo offers courses for cooking, bridge, and découpage, horse trekking and riding lessons, excursions to Etna with authorised guide, adventure trails, survival courses, river trekking, scuba diving, caving, guided trips to the volcanic crater and, more generally, nature and archaeology itineraries.
A professional masseur provides massages at the agriturismo on request.
The beaches of the Ionic rivieria are just a few kilometres away, as is the marina of Riposto which offers boat hire services. The ski facilities of Etna and the famous Rifugio Sapienza mountain lodge are about 18 km away.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
The service does not exist .. I had lunch with just one fork, there was no menu to indicate the dishes, Between a plate and another waiting for 20 minutes.The roast was inedible. We left without taking the Coffee because after asking him after 30 min nn had still brought him ... Too bad because the location is beautiful
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We are 4 friends and stayed 2 nights to explore the region. The room has been big and clean and the hosts are very friendly and discrete. We had a very nice and relaxing stay and will come back one day. The breakfast was excellent with a lot of choice. Many thanks!
We did not book in advance. Yet, just one phonecall and we (my daughter and I) stayed that night and the next 2 nights in this Beautiful place. The house is great, owners exceptional friendly and helpfull. An oasis on Sicilly: complete silence, a good night sleep and fresh orange juice in the morning from oranges picked out of the tree by ourselves. And above all a Beautiful vue on the Etna!
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