28 Apr Barone Villagrande
Area: Milo, Catania
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Countryside, Fine Restaurant, Garden, Infinity Swimming Pool, Large Terrace, Peaceful, Traditional, and Wine Cellar
Price per night: From € 150 to € 195
This wine farm goes back a long way. Its vineyards produces renowned wines and its hearty Sicilian cuisine has attracted the locals for Sunday lunch for many years. The family that runs it has recently opened the doors of its fine estate to visitors from afar who enjoy good wine, good food and tranquility. Its four rooms have a homely atmosphere with splendid views across the infinite woods and other vineyards leading to the coastline. We know it will be hard to tear yourselves away from its terrace and infinity pool, but being at the foot of Mount Etna you really must get up there.
Established in 1727, the wine farm sits just outside the small village of Milo. It is set on a mountainside of the lower slopes of Mount Etna and 700 meters above sea level. Hence,you will enjoy infinite views of woods and vineyards that end in the sea off the coastline as if you were sitting high up in an amphitheater. You are half an hour’s drive away from both the North and the South sides of Mount Etna’s ascents, but also only half an hour from the nearest beaches. Just a tiny bit further is Taormina.
Barone di Villagrande’s distinguished wines have met national and international acclaim as the finest produced in this part of Sicily. What more could a wine lover wish for other than having such a variety of wines available at a snap? Also, you will enjoy wine tastings and visits to wine cellars. As with all authentic Sicilian food, the small menu suggests local and seasonal produce, much of which comes from the estate’s own organic garden.
In a separate building within the restored 18th century estate are its handsomely furnished rooms with antique furniture. The sitting room has a homely feel complete with freshly-cut flowers, comfortable sofas and an open fire. The rooms come in 3 categories – standard, superior and suite. They all have a terrace and enchanting views.
Just off the terrace is the beautiful infinity pool looking onto more vineyards and the famous Sicilian coastline.
Prices in euros
- Prices are per person per night based on two people sharing and include breakfast
- Rooms for single use have a reduction of €20
- 3rd bed is available on request at a supplement of €20/night available in suites only
- A cot is available on request at a supplement of €10/night available in suites only
- Minimum stay 2 nights
Extra services available on request:
- Transfer to/from wine farm
- Wine tasting with light lunch
- Lunch €38
- Dinner €45 – €55
General Hotel Information
- Swimming pool (12m x 6m)
- In the countryside
- 4 rooms
- Extensive grounds for walking and jogging
- Outdoor space for relaxing and dining
- Restaurant is indoor or outdoor depending on weather
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- Cordless telephone
More things to do
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Sailing and motorboat tours
- Yacht and sailing boat hire
- Wine and food tours
- Mount Etna with a guide
- Personal Yoga teacher
- Quad riding
- Skiing on Mount Etna
- Helicopter tours