Area: Polizzi Generosa, Palermo
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Countryside, Fine Restaurant, Organic Agriculture, Quiet, Rooftop terrace, and Swimming pool
Price per night: From € 115 to € 350
In the heart of the Madonie Mountains countryside, lies this 18th century Manor Farm. Its past farm activities still linger in the air scented with wild herbs and flowers. The rolling hills and the sound of cowbells are a soothing backdrop to the swimming pool, the terraces and the hotel’s well-tended gardens.
This charming hotel is strategically positioned to explore the mid-west of Sicily. Palermo, Cefalù, the Greek Temples of Agrigento and the Roman mosaics of Piazza Armerina are just an hour’s drive away. The picturesque villages of the Madonie Mountains such as Polizzi Generosa, Petralia Soprana, Castelbuono, Gangi and Sperlinga are also in the vicinity.
This Manor Farm has been in the owners’ family for generations. Two brothers, Tommaso and Manfredi, have transformed this beautiful farm-house into a welcoming hotel. Their respect and memories of their ancestors, traditions and hard work are felt throughout. A large part of the land is still dedicated to olive crops. In fact, between October and November you can take part in the olive picking season.
Manfredi has previously gained experience as a Chef running two restaurants in the Netherlands. His skill at overlooking both his kitchen and the farm with the home-grown produces ensures excellent meals.
The old “Palmento”, where the wine was once made, still houses the old wine barrels greeting you with their musty smell. Today, it has been turned into a unique wine bar with comfortable sofas in front of the open fire-place. There is ample space to relax between the rooftop terrace and the well kept lawn of the courtyard where delicious breakfast and meals are served during the good weather.
From the original living quarters of the workmen, 13 comfortable bedrooms were created retaining the original stone and woodwork.
The large swimming pool is secluded and surrounded by scented flowers and herbs offering a haven of peace.
We have tried and tested this little gem for a yoga holiday and it worked magnificently, especially if you book well in advance and have the exclusive use of the hotel.
Prices in euros
Minimum stay 3 nights
- Prices are per room per night and include breakfast.
- 10% Discount for stays of 3 nights or more.
- Supplement for a third bed in a Superior Double is €30 per night.
- Supplement for a cot is €15 per night.
Extra services available on request:
General Hotel Information
- In the countryside
- 14 rooms
- Swimming-pool 16m x 8m
- Lounge area
- Rooftop panoramic terrace
- Buffet continental breakfast
- In house restaurant
- Extensive grounds
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
More things to do
- Trekking with a guide
- Olive picking in October and November
- Horse Riding
- Personal Yoga teacher