La Collina dei Nebrodi in Sicily: The view from La Collina dei Nebrodi is so beautiful and unique that it is worth the entire trip to Sicily! You live in the midst of nature, without other neighbors except for the guests on the spot, and if you are fascinated by nature's "noisy" silence - except for the sound of a few cow bells from the animals that frequent inhabit the area, then you have found a little paradise.
La Collina dei Nebrodi is located at a vantage point 650 meters above sea level and about 5 km from the charming town of San Marco d'Alunzio. The road leading there is narrow and steep, but it is paved and in good condition and the views along the way are absolutely priceless. The house was completed renovated in 2007, after the owners had taken it as a ruin. There are a total of 7 rooms, a reception and a cozy little restaurant with outdoor seating on a covered terrace. It serves, to Nebrodi Mountains, traditional dishes which include antipasti, roast lamb and homemade macaroni with a ragout. The selection of wines is not large, but they are, very decent and extremely reasonable in price.
Agriturismo Castellaci in Calabria: Agriturismo Castellaci located in the beautiful surroundings in the Presila Mountains with a lovely view of the valley and the Ionian Sea. The farm is located all by itself, about 7 km from Squillace Gulf and about 15 km from the town of Zagarise. The nearest town is Sellia Marina (8 km) and here you will find shops, restaurants, ATM and a pharmacy.
The owners family has lived here since the 1400s. The last owner, however, married Mary from Ireland, as English is spoken here on the spot. In addition to the family, Mary and her daughter Sara, and their many and well-behaved dogs, live here with some of the farmers who all work on the farm land where they operate an olive oil production with several types of olives, fruits, vegetables and poultry.
Tenuta La Maddalena in Basilicata: Agriturismo La Maddalena is something as rare as a winery situated within walking distance of the very exciting and charming town of Venosa. This winery offers all modern facilities like a lovely pool and air conditioning. The restaurant serves regional specialties such as wild boar and mushrooms.
La Maddalena can advantageously be used for short stays in connection with excursions to Apulia. You might as well use your stay to take a to visit Venosa, with her many sights and cozy street environments.
Masseria Casina Vitale in Apulia: Masseria Casina Vitale was originally a typical farmhouse from the Salento area in southern Apulia. The building, which was built in 1800, consists of local white stone blocks and is somewhat remote (about 100 meters) to the main road, between the Ceglie Messapica (3 km) and Ostuni (7 km).
A large garden with century-old trees ensures the peaceful surroundings. Just outside the farm's wall there is a parking. In the main house lives the owner and the family. The masseria facilitates a reception, dining room and kitchen. The visitors' rooms are open and adjacent to the cozy courtyard where there is a huge olive tree with an umbrella and garden furniture.