Contrada Tabarani, 90016 Collesano (Palermo)
In the 19th century and until the early 20th century the Case Tabarani estate was still used in its original role as the farmhouse of a baronial fiefdom.
Today, carefully restored and completely renovated, the complex provides the ideal setting for accommodation and meals just a few miles from the sea and within easy reach of Cefalù, Himera and other towns and villages of the Madonie range.
The Case Tabarani estate stands on a hilltop in the valley of the river Imera, in a panoramic location that provides a sweeping view stretching from Palermo’s Monte Pellegrino to the highest peaks of the Madonie range. The estate is engaged in farming activities (olives production and livestock) and provides holiday accommodation in six residential units each of which composed of two or three rooms, for a total of 28 beds, with a restaurant with seating for 60 diners.
All the units are fully furnished and equipped with all services, with shower and wireless broadband. Most rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views.
The ground floor is taken up with the reception room, the most historic portion of the building, with its original tiled floor.
There are two residential units on the ground floor, Rosa canina (rose hip) and Biancospino (hawthorn), and four on the first floor, Ortica (nettle), Ginestra (gorse), Mirto (myrtle), Cardo (thistle) (the names are taken from wild flowers and plants that grow in the surrounding countryside, with thistle and myrtle forming the basis for delicious traditional liquors that we make for our guests).
Rosa canina has a triple room and living room with additional single bed.
Biancospino is composed of a double room, twin room, and living room with a double sofa bed.
Ortica has one double room and a large single room.
Ginestra and Mirto both offer a double room, a twin room, and a living room with additional single bed.
Cardo has a double room and a large living room with a double sofa bed and an additional single bed.
The restaurant occupies the central area of the ground floor and offers seating for 60. The dining area is the most historically important part of the building, and it contains, in their original locations, the historic olive presses and mill, bearing the date 1886. Alongside the mill there is the perfectly preserved manger which would once have contained forage for the mule or donkey that provided the motive power. The pits in front of the presses would once have accommodated vats for collecting the mixture of oil and water, which would separate due to the different densities.
The restaurant provides a range of local dishes from the Madonie mountains, with vegetables from the farm garden or wild vegetables and herbs from the surrounding area at certain times of the year, meat from animals reared on the farm, plus a range of products from affiliated and nearby farms.
Guests can use, for free, a children playground, a bowling green and some bicycles. It is also possible to organize, for small groups, embroidery lessons or demonstrations.
Horse lovers can book guided hourly-rated horse excursion: you can choose to remain within the estate, following a few kilometers path up to the Imera river, or to ride through the Madonie Park in longer paths.
It is possible to go on excursions by car and feet to visit the natural attractions of the park.
The Tarabani farm still practice breeding with old techniques as “Transhumance”: during summer and until autumn the livestocks move to higher pasture lands (an interesting place to visit, in the heart of the park) where the scented pastures give the milk and cheeses a special and particularly rich taste.
The Case Tabarani estate is 7 km from Collesano, 11 km from Campofelice di Roccella, 23 km from Cefalù, which is the most famous tourist site in the area, and 18 km from the important archaeological site of Himera with its splendid Antiquarium.
The Buonfornello Campofelice motorway exit, the meeting point of the A19 Palermo Catania motorway and the A20 Messina Palermo route, is just 17 km away: all the main Sicilian tourist attractions can be reached easily and rapidly.
The estate is located in the municipality of Collesano, a small and fascinating town that boasts a mediaeval cathedral church, historic fountains, the longest main thoroughfare of any town in the Madonie district, and a nearby archaeological site marking the original settlement. Collesano boasts an ancient pottery tradition, with local workshops still producing a range of top quality items. The Targa Florio museum dedicated to the historic car race is located alongside the Town Hall. Dance ceremonies in the Carnival period and religious festivities over Easter offer evocative experiences for visitors.
All the towns and villages in the Madonie district have well preserved historic centres, museums, churches and a host of other tourist attractions.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Owners will be held responsible for damage to property and persons.
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Message from the owner: "The new road for Case Tabarani few days (today is December 12, 2014) the rural road leading to Case Tabarani has been completely renewed in all its parts and with the road in the new asphalt. It 'very nice being able to go along the fields and admire the view without having to pay attention to the old hole! "
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we went me and my family on the weekend at the agr.case tabarani. the place and wonderful.the structure was recently renovated.la peace reigns supreme.il food and excellent quality cooked in a way esmplare.anche my dog and had a great time.naturally needless to say that the hospitality of the host and was impeccable.chi want to unplug, eat well and enjoy nature fully can only go to Case Tabarani.sig.Norrito
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The three days we spent at Agriturismo Case Tabarani was a soul restoring experience and one of the highlights of our two week vacation on the island of Sicily. The location of the farm is somewhat remote, perched high up in the hills, about 7km from the nearest town (Collesano), and the road can challenging to navigate. But once there, we felt right at home and were make to feel welcome right away by our soft spoken host Mattéo and his gentle dog 'Kiss'. The view was truly breathtaking, in all directions. We arrived at sunset, making the surrounding scenery even more spectacular. Mattéo showed us to our room overlooking the courtyard below, and we enjoyed a fine dinner of local fare that first night. The beds were extremely comfortable and the mountain air was fresh and invigorating. What a restful night! A very hearty breakfast was served up the next morning. After a busy day of driving and sightseeing, we were only too happy to return to the cosy comfort of the Case Tabarani, only to be served up another wonderful home cooked meal, topped off with a complimentary glass of Limoncello! Thanks again to Mattéo, Antonio and Antonella for your excellent hospitality!
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