Contrada Bannata SS117 bis, km 41 , Piazza Armerina 94100 Piazza Armerina (Enna)
The Masseria "Bannata" from the arabic word meaning "land kissed by the sun" is located in the Enna district. Recently, by decree n. 3597 of 17 May 2016 issued by the Regional Department of Agriculture, the company has been classified with four "spighe", which is the highest level of quality in Italy for the farms.
The 19th century Masseria, built with a local stone typical of the Sicilian hinterland, stands near a pre-existent 18th century rural building once house of shepherds and cattle. Located in the heart of Sicily, the Masseria Bannata, close to the major Sicilian towns and few kilometers from the important archaeological sites of Piazza Armerina, Morgantina, Enna and Calascibetta. It is the ideal place to spend an intelligent holiday in the island.
The property offers accommodation in 6 functional rooms all equipped with bathroom, mostly derived from ancient rural environments: the chicken coop, the barn, the house of the shepherds, for a total of 18 beds.
Laura Room (double bedroom): stone walls spaced by white plaster. Museum-peasant structure, originally had the chicken coop and rabbit hutch company. The following are present in the furnishing: a nineteenth century wooden cradle, a “comoda” a “vriutulo”. The bathroom has stone wall.
Cocò Room (double bedroom + 2 sofa bed): obtained from the stable reserved for donkeys and calves. The bed is placed inside the alcove where the farmers rested. The bathroom, originally storage for jars containing oil, is particular for having a double shower.
Clementina Room (double bedroom + 1 sofa bed): the big built-in “stipo”, once used to store household goods, has become a wardrobe. The toilet made of wrought iron, the travelling trunk, the blanket chest where the bread was put away and a eighteenth-century sicilian “buffetta”, are all the furnishings of the room.
Maria Antoinetta Room (double bedroom): It can be considered the main suite of the Masseria both for the elegance of its furniture and for the peculiarity of the high design “tub” placed inside the room. The room has a private bathroom.
Serena Room (double bedroom + 1 single bed): fitted by authentic sicilian furniture, it overlooks to the eighteenth century sheep pens. It is equipped by spacious bathroom, whose bathroom fixtures dating from the early twentieth century.
Clara Room (double bedroom + 2 sofa bed : Room Clara has been renovated recently and marks the arrival in the family of little Clara, granddaughter of the owner of the company. Large, bright, furnished with more contemporary Sicilian antiques and other style, overlooking the palm garden. It has a bathroom.
The structure has a spacious swimming pool surrounded by green and many shaded corners guarantee precious moments of relax and a private outdoor parking. We accept pets. Owner or receptionists always present. The farm is equipped for the creation of banquets, conferences and business meetings.
Our cuisine takes its inspiration from the traditional cuisine of Enna. The list of fare is the result of a selection made from ancient recipes of the owner of aristocratic cuisine and popular dishes.For the preparation of meals we use almost exclusively organic products from our farm.
The farm produces wheat, legumes, vegetables, dried fruits, olive oil and eucalyptus honey.
The farm offers its guests the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities for years linked to his name: film exhibitions, concerts, jazz concerts, exhibitions and contemporary art events, performances of theater and dance, book presentations and meetings with characters in the world of international culture.
Visit to the mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, UNESCO heritage.
Return to the masseria. In the afternoon visit to the ancient city of Piazza Armerina, rich of churches and historical monuments and visits “delicius” to the famous bakeries of the city.
Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Aidone and the remains of the Sicilian city of Morgantina. Return to the masseria. Participation, depending on the time, its various daily activities: agricultural, cultural, etc.
Visit to Floristella Mineral Park, a rare example of industrial archeology. Return to the masseria. In the afternoon visit to the city of Enna: the Lombardia castle, the Rock of Ceres, the Duomo, the Archaeological Museum, the Tower of Frederick, the sources of the Nymphs.
Visit to the natural reserves of Rossomanno with “cunvintazzu” and hums with its “enchanted stones”. The masseria Bannata, on request, prepares for his guests take away baskets for a breakfast to eat in the places to visit. Return in the late afternoon.
Visit to the dam Nicoletti at the Nautical Club “Three Lakes” with the possibility of sports (water skiing, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking, archery, ree-climbing, bird watching). Guided tour of the establishment of “Pandittaino” exemplary for its ability to combine a handicraft production with the industrial one.
Visit to Calascibetta known for Necropolis of Realmese and the Byzantine village. Visit to a local cheese factory to watch the production of the traditional cheese “piacentino ennese” DPO, ricotta and pecorino cheese hinterland.
Optional lessons in the garden of the masseria Bannata.
Traditional cooking classes dell’ennese in the masseria, also in english and german languages.
Screenings of films about the territory.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
Only guest can access the restaurant
The professionalism and kindness of the hostess combined with the courtesy of the staff and respect for nature and traditions are the right setting to relax and make peace with themselves.
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We only stayed one night due to availability but we will go back! This property is a perfect mix of old and new! Awesome meals and very friendly staff! Here you are very close to the Villa Romana Dei Casole. The pool , the garden, just beautiful!
We only stayed for one night, but will definitely go back. The rooms were quirky with good sized bathrooms. The location was delightful and easy to find. We had a very warm welcome, with an excellent dinner on the terrace. The food was very special, beautifully presented and just delicious, couldn't fault it. Breakfast was also a treat, with our hostess whipping up an amazing mulberry sorbet because they were in season!
The place is a gem, you will not be disappointed staying here. Beautiful place, beautiful people, beautiful location and the most amazing food!
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