Untouched nature and ancient flavors Sicilian hinterland between Palermo and Agrigento
Azienda Gastronomica & Ricettiva SA3
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A place where time seems to stand still that steals your heart and the look between the Madonie Park and Sicani, away from major roads yet only an hour from Palermo and an hour from Agrigento, surrounded by rolling hills that change color with the seasons and become vantage point to discover the true essence of the history of Sicily and its inhabitants. Guests of an ancient farmhouse, surrounded by beautiful farms and green pastures, where the stone, wood, wrought iron, ceramics, terracotta, recall the past, we will make you relive the charm and warmth of a time with a holiday with nature and genuine flavors here are not forgotten.
SUITS: Cultural Groups, Giftbox, Individual, Business Meetings
The Farm House is located Alia, a small town in the Sicilian and is equipped with 34 rooms all equipped with all amenities (kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, hair dryer, TV, wifi) and most with spectacular views of the hills. The exterior and interior are finished in order to follow in the old farmhouses of old. We have a restaurant open all year (a set menu or a la carte) and agri-pizzeria, where you can taste genuine and organic food, made with products of our farm such as cheese, tomato sauce, vegetables , preserves, meat, etc …. There are two outdoor pools, one for adults and another for children, a bar in the gazebo pool and a riding school. In addition there are green areas and the possibility of walking and riding. From the Villa you can reach the major artistic and tourist centers of western Sicily, as well as nature reserves of great interest. Palermo great city of art and culture is easily accessible by car or train. In the vicinity of Alia are the Caves Gurfa, rock settlement of 5,000 BC, the planetarium of Roccapalumba and a half hour the castle of Caccamo, one of the largest castles in Europe. You can easily reach Cefalu, tourist town on the sea, and Agrigento with its Valley of the Temples. As for the nature, Alia is located halfway between the mountains and Sicani the Madonie Nature Reserve.
The main services of the Villa are: 1. Visit the farm: (from 10:00 a.m. duration: about 1 hour; min 2 pax) An expert in livestock production will take you by showing you all the way from hay cheese: the management of the dairy cows, the milking and the dairy routine, to discover all the secrets of milk processing in typical Sicilian cheeses. 2. Cooking classes: (by appointment every day, except weekends and holidays, from 17:00 p.m. time: 1.5-2 h) The cooking course is conducted by our Chef. An unforgettable experience to discover all the secrets of Sicilian cuisine. At the beginning of the lesson the chef will explain the menu. For each participant will be given an apron and the folder containing the recipes. After you begin to prepare an entire menu. Eventually you will find all around a table to enjoy what has been prepared in the company of a good glass of wine. 3. Courses Cheesemaking and Tasting of typical Sicilian cheese: (by appointment every day, except weekends and holidays, from 10:00 p.m. duration: 2 h) It starts from the milk, constitution, origins of the discovery of cheese, coagulation techniques and producing hard cheeses and spun paste. Then we proceed actively with the actual production of cheese and ricotta with copper equipment and wooden shepherds than once. At the end of production will be the technical tasting and sensory analysis of cheese and ricotta 5: features and recognition. 4. Horse tours (duration 1 + h) A guide will accompany you through paths and trails for beginners or in the stables. 5. Trips to the caves Gurfa (duration 1 h) At 6 km there is a rock settlement of 5000 years BC A guide will accompany you and will tell the stroria Caves Gurfa. 6. Trekking: free hiking along the trails of the company or can book guides for more distant paths (Sicani Mountains and Madonie) 7. Pool: The Villa has two outdoor pools, one for children (depth 0.80 cm), the other for adults (1.50 to 2.80 cm). Open from May to October 8. Mountain Bike