Info and Description: Agriturismo near Enna in Sicilia, Villarosa
Info and Description
The farm is situated in the country –side around Villarosa in the province of Enna.
It is at about 500 mt above the sea level and is 75 hectares large- wheat, olives, almond trees and vines are grown in accordance with biological agriculture method.
The landscape is varied: plains are interrupted by hills up to the horizon, streams flow...
As the farm is about 10 km from the juction of Ponte Cinque Archi of the motorway Palermo-Catania, it is placed in the middle ot Sicily where the provinces of Enna, Caltanissetta and Palermo border.
Therefore it is a place from which is particulary easy to reach not only the main historical –cultural centers of the island, but also places which are not included among the usual tours of foreign tourists, such as the salt mine and the Spaniard quarter in quarter in Petralia Soprana ,the castel of sperlinga, Ganci, Nicosia famous for the painted wooden ceiling of its cathedral,unique in Europe and so on.
At present the farm, managed by Pietro La Placa and his family, is part of an old feud of the Barons Bartoccelli d ‘Altamira , grandees of Spain, whom Pietro comes from matrilinearly.
The feud was preserves undivided up to the early 20th century when, repealed the salic law on the right of primogeniture, it was divided among the heirs.
In the past the farm was also thriving thanks to a sulphur mine closed in the fifties when American sulphur invaded the European market.
The mineral site is important because in a relatively limited space it is possible to visit the different kinds of furnace used the centuries for mining the ore.
It is possible to organize ceramics courses in the farm lab, run by qualified staff who got a diploma in art institute of Caltagirone, and Sicilian cooking courses , if guests require them.
Moreover, by preventive consent, it is possible to organize visits to near cheese making and olive in oil transformation centers in the periods when these workings are made.
The farm holydays can be considered as a didactic farm by all those student bodies wanting spend an open air day and lern by doing hard wheat hard cultivation process.
The farm holidays as a family management which assures a warm and friendly welcome to our guests.
General services:Children's play areaParkingOwner presentPets allowedAir conditioningBarbecueOutdoor lightingDaily cleaning
Catering Services:RestaurantBreakfastHome-style cookingHalf boardFull board
Other services:Ceremonies and receptionsGroup accomodation
Outdoor services:Bike rental
Terms and Conditions
- Arrival time: from 10:00 - to 20:00
- Departure time: The accommodation must be left by 10:00
- In case of arrival out of the estimated time of arrival we kindly ask you to let know as soon as possible.
Booking on request: The booking requires a deposit of 30%
Payment method accepted: Bank Transfer