A stay at this charming and well-run agriturismo is an opportunity to discover the amazing Madonie Nature Reserve and the beautiful historic town of Castelbuono. The charismatic host Pasquale has developed a beautiful resort where you can rest or enjoy one of the many possible excursions in the area, not to mention great home cooked food with fresh ingredients grown on the farm.
For those of you who love nature and landscapes, you couldn’t have chosen a better place. You are right on the doorstep of a botanical paradise and in a place of extremely beautiful natural landscapes. The park is a protected area with peaks reaching 1,979m in height and covers a spectacular 62 square metres with panoramic vistas on every corner. It is home to more than half of the 2,600 Sicilian plant species. From parts of the park you can see across to Etna Volcano, The Nebrodi Mountains and Nebrodi national park and also the Aeolian Islands. There are endless options for bike rides and scenic walks, and the friendly family at the farm are happy to arrange excursions for you with a guide if required. You can read more about Madonie Nature Reserve here
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After a day of exploring Madonie nature reserve, you can return home in the comfort of knowing that there will a wholesome and delicious meal waiting for you if you wish. Pasquale, his wife and his four daughters all work on the farm in various roles to grow and produce a range of products, and Pasquale was in-fact one of the people who started the local Slow Food movement. The restaurant serves tasty dishes based on local ingredients and the slow food principles, served in a warm environment with seating outside or inside.
The farm is located on the outskirts of the historic town of Castelbuono. It is home to the 14th Century medieval castle 'Castello dei Ventimiglia' which towers over the old walled town with the walls still pretty much intact. It's a fascinating journey back in time to visit Castelbuono. The town is also famous for producing the prized manna which is taken from the Manna Ash tree and is a recognized herb that is used in cooking and medicine. The town is full of great eateries and shops and we recommend you try dining at Nangalarunni restaurant, and taste the delicacies at the local pastry shop Pasticceria Fiasconaro.
The farm has a great swimming pool in the garden with a terrace surrounded by beautiful scenery. The pool is Normally open from April to October (with reservation for weather conditions). You can take a break by the pool on warm days and enjoy the peaceful location. The rooms are rustically furnished and are located in the renovated house near the reception, the restaurant and the owner's family home. There are both rooms on the ground floor with direct access from the ground floor, rooms on the first floor with a balcony and a single room with a terrace. Two of the rooms are very suitable for families, because they consist of two bedrooms with a shared bathroom with toilet and shower - one is located on the ground floor with direct access to the ground, the other on the first floor with a small balcony.