Situated in the heart of Sicily, Mazzarino offers to its visitors a rich cultural, artistic and gastronomic heritage. Churches, palaces, castels, archaeological sites dominate this old mediaval town. It is situated in a strategic position to visit the most famous historic, artistic,and natural landmarks of the island:Piazza Armerina and the Villa Romana del casale; Agrigento and its Valley of the Temples; Palermo with its elegant buildings; Cefalù with its Norman heritage and its clear sea; Caltagirone and its precious pottery; Gela and its Greek archaeological sites; Catania and Noto famous for their baroque buildings; and last but not least Ragusa with Mantalbano's novel settings.
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- 5 Nov 2018
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remote location difficult to drive in
apartment on the third floor (European 2nd) is roomy with a full kitchen and washing machine. it could be updated and probably in the summer when you can use the outside deck it is lovely. the town is full of churches but the street are so narrow it is almost impossible to negotiate. parking is very problematic. there are a few choices for dinner but most reopen around 8 or 8.30.
Nice apartment in Mazzarino
We stayed at Rita's apartment in Mazzarino for five nights in April. It was in a good location within easy walking distance of the towns main streets and sights. It was comfortable and quiet and close to everything we needed. It made a good home base for driving around the area. Rita was a friendly and helpful host, who seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that we enjoyed our stay in the area. She speaks English, and gave us excellent advice on less well known towns to visit within driving distance of Mazzarino. She gave us pasta sauce that she made from fava beans from her garden and her son carried a heavy bag up and down the stairs for us. They were nice people who we enjoyed meeting. They live in the same building as the apartment, which is convenient. If you are looking for a smaller, more authentic, not touristy town to balance out your visits to all of the famous spots of Sicily Mazzarino is a good choice. We enjoyed our stay there.
A real home from home with perfect hospitality
This apartment is spacious, comfortable and well fitted out - you feel instantly right at home. Rita is generous, warm and friendly, making you feel a welcome guest. The town is lovely with gorgeous buildings, old squares and wonderful views of the beautiful countryside. We had the best meal of our 6 week holiday at Vidi, just around the corner. We wished we could have stayed longer.
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A terrific place!
This was a terrific place. Rita was extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment is comfortable, and she arranged the bedrooms to suit us, which was very nice. There was lots of hot water, and pantry items, so easy to settle in. The big outside terrace was very nice. The town itself was great, with a wide main street and interesting churches and castle ruins, and not touristy at all so people were friendly and interested in finding out who we were and where we came from. (The people at the grocery store even gave us a gift of a bottle of wine for having shopped there!) A great experience!
A great p[lace to stay
We stayed in Rita's apartment in Mazzarino the nights of Apr 20 and 21st and Rita made us very comfortable and very much at home - and we were surprised and pleased at how big the apartment was - it's a whole floor with 2 bedrooms and terrace! A bargain! Bright, spick and span and had all we needed and very convenient too, both for the old centre of town and for major attractions including Agrigento, Turkish steps, Piazza Armerina. Rita is very knowledgeable here. Mazzarino is a genuine old Sicilian town, not packed with tourists at all, and Rita's place was actually our favorite accomodation on our trip to Italy. We hope to be back for a longer stay. It was great!
Thank you very much for your nice rewiev.
You was a really perfect guests.
Mazzarino is close to many interesting places and in add guests can stay far away from crowds and touristic places. Here you can live in contact to culture, art, cooking...soul of Sicily.
I hope you go back here for more time, so I could tell you more about our wonderful land!
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Very nice place!
The apartment is large enough for 4-5 persons. Kitchen well equipped, very nice terrace, quiet surrounding, comfortable main bedroom (we did not use the other one). But the most important aspect is the very warm welcome of Rita and Rino, the owners. They live in the building just on the upper floor. We had good advises from them, Rita spoiled us with fresh fruits, butter, jam, etc. As soon as we needed something, they tried to provide it for us. Mazzarino is a typical rural town on top of a hill among the fields but you have every convenient thing you need next door to the flat. The surroundings are quiet and relaxing.
I want to thanks my really friendly Canadian guests for their appreciations about their stay in Mazzarino. They are a great travellers!
They travel a lot around all the world and they have been in Europe many times. Usually they spend a lot of time out of their house to know different cultures, traditions and way of life. I never met a couple like they...
I was also happy to have hosted them in my own house by the sea and we to have spent with them pleasant and exciting evenings drinking our wine!
To reach Mazzarino by car take the motorway Catania-Palermo and exit at Caltanissetta. If you arrive by plane, there are lots of collective taxis and the possibility to rent a car in Mazzarino
In Mazzarino there are religious celebrations and festivals all year round and they reveal the locals' true identity to this day. The most significant are Christmas, the Holy Week, the festival of Crucifix of the Elm (2nd Sunday of May), and the Patron Saint festival (3rd Sunday of Sempember).
In Mazzarino you can also find beautiful handcraft, for example very precious laces and hand-embroidery, which adopt the ancient traditions. Don't forget our restaurant, which suggest old recipes of Sicilian tipical cooking served with excellent local wines at competitive prices.
We recommend you to try from our family winery Torre Favara (www.torrefavara.com)
Nearby there are the picnic areas and range of options: doing quad excursions, practising tennis, basketball, five-a-side football, jogging, horse rides. Far from stress, smog and cities noise. Art lovers can find tour guides speaking English and French. Opportunity to extend your stay in the beautifull Taormina.
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