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Agriturismo (Agri-Tourism) Hotel

The perfect location for a vacation in Sicily, for visitors appreciating the natural environment and the gastronomic delights of genuine, healthy Sicilian food, exquisitely produced from simple ingredients found and grown in the Nebrodi mountains and the lava slopes of Etna. Perfect also for activities such as cycling / mountain biking, horse riding, trekking, nature photography and other outdoor sports. Situated right between the wooded and highly scenic Nebrodi Natural Park and Etna Natural Park, at an elevation of 1,100 metres, practically overlooking the Alcantara River, this Agriturismo* (Agri-Tourism) Hotel accommodation is set into the side of a mountain, one Km from Santa Domenica Vittoria, the nearest sleepy little Sicilian village, and a ten minute drive to the larger, historic town of Randazzo, which is overshadowed by the majestic Etna Volcano. An hour's drive northwards through a scenic mountain road takes one to the summer beach resort of Capo D'Orlando, on Sicily's northern coast, while beautiful Taormina, well worth a day's visit, is also about the same distance away along roads traversing the fertile slopes of Etna.

This Agriturismo (Agri-Tourism) Hotel Accommodation and farm is family run, and all guests are welcomed with typical Sicilian hospitality. Rooms are very smart, comfortable and clean with ensuite facilities and modern furnishings, and can sleep up to three/four persons. Some rooms (upon request) enjoy a view of the valley, with a sunny front terrace. Facilities at the Agriturismo (Agri-Tourism) Hotel accommodation include a large restaurant (and bar) probably serving the best Sicilian cooking in the area, cooked using produce grown mostly on the same farm, or as in the case of the delicious "Funghi" (Mushrooms) collected from the woods. Typical cheeses are also produced on the farm. Meats are cooked "alla brace" (on an outside grill). The restaurant is usually packed with locals for Sunday lunches, such is its popularity. Meals are finished off with a perfectly brewed Italian espresso or a Limoncello.

A recent addition is a very large swimming pool and sun terraces, enjoying the views, also for the use of guests. Early booking is recommended during certain seasons.

Getting to the Argiturismo from Catania Airport is easy, allow about one and a half hours driving time. Take the autostrada (A18) for Messina, and leave the autostrada where you see signs for Fiumefreddo. After that, follow the signs for Randazzo, from Randazzo to Santa Domenica Vittoria, and just minutes after having driven through Santa Domenica Vittoria you will see the Agriturismo on your left hand side. You can of course alternatively drive clockwise around Etna via Adrano, Bronte, etc and avoid the autostrada completely. This route is shorter, but may be slower if you get stuck behind heavy vehicles.

Adult rates usually 55.00 per person per night including ample breakfast and very generous evening meal  comprising various delicious antipasti, primi piatti (home made pasta), secondi (juicy grilled meats/sausage) and contorni (sides/accompaniments), followed by fruit or other dessert if you can manage it! Normally the aforementioned is just too generous for most people and you will end up skipping a course. Some nights a pizza selection cooked in a proper pizza oven may also be offered. Children's rates are discounted depending on age. Rates are only valid when confirmed.

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*Agriturismo - Originally farmstay accommodation, today more comparable to a small hotel in terms of standards, with a working farm as part of the attraction.
 
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