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Sicily

Mandranova

115 Strada Statale
Palma di Montechiaro, 92020, Italy
TEL: 39 091 612-0463
TEL: 39 393 986-2169

In the hills of Sicily, 2_ miles from the sea, is the secluded 19th-century farmhouse Mandranova. It's a working farm, close to the towns of Agrigento, Licata, and Caltagirone, where guests can explore centuries-old architecture, open-air ve_ge_table and clothing markets, and traditional ceramic shops. The hotel is set on 420 hilly acres, with stunning view of olive groves from any of the 11 rooms. Owners Silvia and Giu_seppe di Vincenzo have filled the estate with antiques and terra-cotta pottery from Caltagirone, the hub of Sicilian ceramics production for hundreds of years. In the Mandranova kitchen, Silvia cooks local dishes such as wild-fennel pesto and caponata e polpette in agrodolce (eggplant ratatouille with meatballs in sweet-and-sour sauce). She offers cooking lessons—learn to make her famous almond cake. The daylong boat trip on the Mandranova's 38-foot motorboat traverses the western coast of the island. Guests swim with dolphins during the warm months, then explore the small island of Saint Nicola Rock, home to thousands of seagulls.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Turndown

Year Opened:

Number of Suites: 2 villas

Other: Agricultural Resort

Number of Rooms: 16

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