Contrada Pardo, 98060 Ucria (Messina)
The farm is situated in the hills (650m a.s.l.) in the area of Ucria, surrounded by hazelnut, chestnut and oak trees.
Accommodation is peaceful, in the midst of the countryside, far from noisy busy towns. The area of the Nebrodi is steeped in history and marvellous landscapes close to the sea and the mountains, for an all-round holiday experience.
The area was once populated by the Latins, the Byzantine Greeks, Arabs and Normans; the byzantine influence can still be felt today, in festivals and the local dialect.
Guests are offered single and double rooms, restored in keeping with original features and materials. All have heating and air-conditioning, with bathroom, shower and hairdryer. Disabled-friendly bathrooms available.
By booking 2 weeks in advance guests can also enjoy a catering service (half and full board) with set menu at 25 euro based on regional specialities, and including water and wine. The cuisine is homemade and uses the farm’s own produce such as asparagus, wild vegetables, hazelnuts, chestnuts, mushrooms and Nero Siciliano pork.
Outside is a large garden for children’s games. Plenty of fun to be had also playing table tennis and board games. Bicycles available for guests.
The agriturismo is also an educational farm: with guided visits enabling guests to discover all of the work carried out on-site, with tastings, courses in beekeeping, vegetable growing, medicinal and aromatic herbs, oil production and hazelnut processing. Cookery courses are held with a local chef for minimum 8 participants.
Pony trekking is organised in partnership with a nearby riding stables, as well as a range of cultural activities such as book launches and debates.
The sea and the Nebrodi mountains are a 20 minute drive away; also nearby is Taormina, Cefalù, Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands. Must-visits in the striking 11th century Abbey of San Filippo di Fragalà. The many trails in the Nebrodi Mountains and the old animal herding tracks are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
fantastic nice view. good food and the chef did good job,but the mattreses were too hard to sleep on
Rhe place is very nice,clean,nice view, peaceful,the owner Prof.is very nice person the helpers cooke very well
Our experience here was two sided. The food was fantastic but unfortunately it was impossible to get a good night sleep. This was due to the mattress in room 3. I am pretty sure that the springs especially on the left side of the bed are broken and poking out.
Unfortunately we don't speak Italian and it was not possible to properly inform the hosts about our discomfort. I tried to explain in the morning but I had the impression that my complaint was shrugged away. The owner speaks perfect French, but we weren't able to communicate with him either. So we had to leave early because the nights were unbearable.
I can't recommend a sleepover here. Yet I will highly recommend having dinner. The products were regional and freshly harvested. The meals were prepared with love and we didn't go hungry. So my compliments to the chef, but please buy new mattresses.