Our country house is located in a strategic position to visit the places of major cultural and scenic interest of Sicily. The historical, natural and cultural grandeur of Sicily is evidenced by the recognition of as many as 7 sites recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.
5 of these sites are easily reachable from our house as "The Archaeological Park of Agrigento" with the Valley of the Temples (74 km), the "Roman Villa of the Casale" of Piazza Armerina (30 km), "The entire Baroque area of the south east "which includes Catania (138 km) Modica (100 km), Ragusa (92 km) Caltagirone (52 km)," The Etna "(170 km) with its landscape features," The Arab-Norman route that starts from Cefalù (130 km) ".
The house is located in a hilly area and is surrounded by olive groves. For nature lovers, the owners will also give the opportunity to participate, during the autumn, to the olive harvest and to know the process of production for the oil production with the possibility of tasting its unique flavor.
In addition, the house is located near the sea, surrounded by unspoiled nature, surrounded by olive trees, vines and palms and the gentle slopes of the hills cultivated with wheat.
To these beauties there is an always mild and sunny climate where the air, the colors and the perfumes are typical Sicilian ones.
The house can accommodate up to 7 people and consists of a room that houses a living room with a sofa bed and LED TV and a kitchen with table and chairs equipped with traditional oven and all the necessary utensils. There are also two spacious bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a large veranda with barbecue where you can eat, sunbathe, read or spend your free time in a peaceful place surrounded by the noise of nature and the scents of the earth and where at nightfall you will be fascinated by the red sunsets and in the darkness by the myriad of shining stars.
Also plenty of space for parking, free WI-FI and bed and bath linens.
Some of the most famous seaside resorts are easily reachable, such as the spectacular Scala dei Turchi with its white marl cliffs, Capo Rossello and Monterosso, particular promontories of red limestone ending in the sea or the town of Torre Salsa a Regional Nature Reserve managed by the WWF where the Caretta Caretta turtles from May to August come to lay their eggs every year.
Guests will also receive detailed information on their arrival to discover the surrounding area, a territory that can give strong emotions through the charm of the discovery of a still unspoiled and wild landscape. There are seven Protected Natural Reserves in the Nisseno territory. There are also the remains of civilizations such as the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Arabs and the Normans such as the Greek fortifications called "Mura Timoleontee" of Gela or the charming town of Sutera inserted in the circuit of the "Most Beautiful Villages of Italy". There are also traces of a more recent past such as the abandoned Mines of Zolfo, as testified for example by the Museum of Sulphites of "Trabia Tallarita", an example of industrial archeology of the early twentieth century.
Our brochures will take you through museums, archaeological remains, castles, villages, natural reserves and shores of crystal clear sea and golden sand.
You will also find information on the most popular festivals linked to religious and folklore traditions.
During the Easter period in Sicily holidays are experienced by the inhabitants with intense vitality and the Christian and pagan rituals merge in a mixture of sensations, colors, flavors and sounds that give unique emotions. During the Holy Week several processions are held and all the moments of the Passion of Christ are recalled on Good Friday.
During the summer there are typical devotional parties such as that of the SS. Crucifixion of Olmo to Mazzarino (the 2nd Sunday of May), the feast of S. Calogero and Pope of Campofranco, where from the statue of the saint are given great forms of bread with human forms, cited also by the magazine "Bell'Italia", the feast of San Giuseppe in Riesi (last Sunday of July and March) or The Costume Historical Court in Mussomeli. Christmas is made of the impressive Live Nativity Scenes in Sutera and Butera.
There will also be indications of local products, culinary traditions and food and wine routes. You will learn typical sweets such as nougat, ricotta cheese rolls, cannoli, buccellati, mostaccioli all prepared with local products such as honey, dried figs, almonds, cottage cheese, baked wine, oil and citrus peel. And even the lumpy buns like the "muffles" particular type of sponge bread filled with ricotta or caciocavallo, oil, pepper, anchovies or as "the mbriulata" made with rolled pasta rolled with olives, potatoes, cheese and minced meat. You will know typical products like honey Serradifalco recognized Slow Food or Riesi and Butera wines exported all over the world and classified D.O.C ..
Although the house is in a quiet location it is still convenient to all services as the village of Riesi is reachable in 5 minutes and in 10 minutes you can reach the medieval village of Mazzarino characterized by the numerous baroque churches and the remains of the castle Dominates the landscape.
Guests will be welcomed by the courtesy and warmth of the owners that characterizes the spirit of the Sicilians who will be ready to meet your every need.