Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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The magic atmosphere of the ancient medieval village of the Republic of San Marino is dramatically offset by modern accommodation facilities... more Cesare Hotel is able to suit even guests’ most demanding requirements; it is the ideal accommodation facility for young couples looking for utmost romanticism, families with children, businessmen and those interested in targeted services and utmost comfort. This small welcoming hotel offers guests the possibility to enjoy utmost comfort and wellbeing. Its exclusive atmosphere, elegant rooms, warm hospitality, extraordinary kindness and high-quality services and facilities give both tourists and business travellers the possibility to spend unforgettable holidays here!


The welcoming Cesare Restaurant is the pride of the Hotel.

Menus are based on genuine products which are selected according to the cycle of seasons. They give guests the possibility to taste both local and international earthy dishes which are served in original ways, such as prosciutto from Carpegna, stinging nettle raviolacci (filled pasta), fish crepes, homemade pasta, grilled Chateaubriand and many more. This elegant hall, which is embellished by a central stone and copper fireplace, elegant furniture and plenty of windows which contribute to create a relaxing atmosphere, is the ideal place to taste traditional specialities from Romagna while enjoying breathtaking views over the Montefeltro Valley.


Our Cellar gathers more than 100 wine labels from the main Italian regions and wine-growing centres, as well as some of the most important local and international labels. more
We suggest wine experts should not miss the opportunity to taste excellent wines from the hotel’s list, which is constantly updated with utmost passion, and to discover amazing food and wine itineraries gathering tradition and innovation .


An intimate place which gives guests the possibility to sip tasty coffee, drinks or appetizers while enjoying utmost relax. Those looking for mouth-watering snacks will have the opportunity to taste traditional Piadina from Romagna while sipping fine local wines. Wide selection of teas, tisanes, fruit salads, fresh fruit and ice creams.


A rich buffet-style breakfast, which is served in the breakfast room, helps guests be a cut above. It is based on homemade cakes and biscuits, yoghurts, cereals and rice flakes, local honey from San Marino, sliced meats and salami, cheeses and fragrant homemade bread.

Special moments

For all couples looking for an elegant location to organize their Wedding…

For private Ceremonies, such as Baptisms, Silver weddings, Holy Communions, Confirmations …
For Anniversaries and Special Moments to be celebrated with romantic candle-lit dinners…
Cesare Restaurant offers guests the possibility to celebrate Special Moments here, since it gives them the possibility to take advantage of modern services and facilities provided by skilled employees.

Business & Meeting

Cesare Hotel is able to suit even business travellers’ most demanding requirements; apart from well-equipped services and facilities, it offers them the possibility to spend pleasant moments based on utmost relax.
The hotel gives businessmen the possibility to organize important business meetings and corporate events while relying on highly qualified employees. Well-lit and comfortable halls are the ideal location to host small business meetings, job interviews and medium-sized conferences, and are provided with state-of-the-art services and facilities! The large conference room overlooks the garden, which offers businessmen the possibility to enjoy utmost relax during the coffee-break.

San Marino

San Marino, the oldest Republic in the World, is a thriving country gathering splendid palaces, museums and churches. Local lanes, streets and squares are scattered with precious artworks and inestimable artistic, cultural and naturalistic attractions, which contribute to turn San Marino into a kind of“ open-air museum “ . Outstanding sites worthy of note are the impressive city walls and gates, the Three Towers, the State Museum and the inestimable historical evidences it cherishes, sweeping landscapes , Piazza della Libertà,“ Palazzo Pubblico “ (Public Palace) and the “ Parish Church “, the so-called Basilica of San Marino. These attractions make San Marino’s Old Town and Mount Titano some of the most appreciated places in the World. An area of considerable historical and cultural interest, it has been included in the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since July 2008.



Villa Armena: luxury small hotel in Tuscany

Located in the romantic heart of Tuscany, only 20 minutes from Siena, only a stone’s throw from Montalcino and Val d’Orcia, in a fairytale world exuding magic and beauty, Villa Armena is a late Renaissance structure. Built of red brick, with original oak beams and roof, and having terracotta floors and a beautiful Italianate garden, Villa Armena today is an exclusive establishment with just 10 rooms, each one unique, where service, attention to detail and exclusivity are the cornerstones of our offering.


The Villa, whose construction is attributed to Baldassarre Peruzzi, was built in the first half of the sixteenth century. It was the country residence of the noble Malavolti family from Siena who had the good fortune to number among their ranks nine Captains of the People, in other words the most important figures in Siena's political landscape at that time. Legend has it that the name Armena was given to the Villa and its immediate surroundings by a member of the Malavolti family who, returning from the Crusades in the Holy Land, stopped off in Armenia and fell in love with a beautiful local girl. He returned to Italy to get married and decided to devote his feud to his betrothed, calling it Armena as a sign of respect for the origins of the one who had entered his heart and his life so forcefully.


Close your eyes for a moment and imagine walking on a carpet of soft grass between rows of cypress, maritime pines and olive trees. The air is fresh, the sky a perfect shade of blue, and the sun gently caresses your skin with its warmth. All around you ... a many-coloured multitude of roses ... Welcome to Villa Armena! A magical place where your senses will come alive while you are walking in the Garden of Perfumes, enjoying well-deserved relaxation in the Ancient Fruit Area, or sipping tea in one of the beautiful rose gardens.


Once upon a time there was a dream. Joy, nature and family. There was once a villa. Left to its own devices, marked by the passage of time and neglected, yet still incredibly bewitching. Hidden from sight but not from the heart. Today that dream has become reality; the Villa has recovered its former splendour and allure. Irrepressible, it has witnessed a triumph of history, magic and pure beauty... Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Villa Armena, your personal Renaissance villa in the heart of the Crete Senesi area!


Villa Armena, Buonconvento, is in the heart of the Crete Senesi. An astoundingly attractive area of unsurpassable historical interest, Buonconvento - whose name derives from the Latin "bonus conventus" meaning a good-natured, fortunate community - is a member of the prestigious "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy" Association.
Imagine age-old villas, country houses, monasteries and abbeys.
Imagine endless rows of vineyards that seem to chase each other over the hills.
Imagine small groups of olive trees, so close to each other that they seemingly protect and caress each other with their long branches.
Imagine hundreds of cypress trees competing to reach that small cloud floating in the sea of blue above them.
Imagine all that and, after a glass of Brunello, a local farmer's greeting, and the innocent smile of a local child, you'll fall hopelessly in love with this small, humble part of the world
where the sun remains warm and the air fresh and delicate.
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Rooms e suites

Villa Armena offers a total of 10 rooms, all very different from one another. There are four categories: three Classic rooms, one Junior Suite, five Suites and a Superior Suite. Each room enjoys stunning views over the Villa grounds or the wonderful Crete Senesi and comes with precious furnishings, prints, paintings and fabrics. With a wealth of history, yet boasting all modern amenities, the Villa Armena rooms were designed and built to provide the utmost satisfaction for our guests

Giovanni di Donusdeo Classic

This luxurious Classic room overlooks the unmistakeable landscape of the Crete Senesi - a landscape made up of cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves and maritime pine trees. Furnished to the highest standards by Italian master craftsmen, the room is further enhanced by elegant draperies and fabrics. Painstaking attention to detail can be seen in the bathroom, which features paintings and furnishings typical of a stately home as well as soft fluffy towels, all-enveloping bathrobes, comfortable slippers and the delicate Villa Armena courtesy line.

Angelo di Enrico Suite

The beautiful Angelo di Enrico Suite offers wonderful views over the Siena Crete landscape and, in particular, over a swathe of olive trees immediately adjacent to Villa Armena. The room is furnished in style, with very high quality furniture and fabrics typical of the best tradition of Italian master textile craftsmen. The bathroom features a commodious shower enhanced by a colour therapy unit. Guests can also enjoy total relaxation in the extra-large bath in this beautiful suite, together with fluffy towels, all-enveloping bathrobes, comfy slippers and stylish products from the Villa Armena courtesy line.

Malavolti Superior Suite

For a special occasion. For an unforgettable anniversary. For the holiday of a lifetime. Or simply because it is always difficult to give up the best. The Malavolti Superior Suite, with its princely bed, expertly carved furniture, splendid bathroom and a thousand other details that we deliberately do not wish to reveal now so as not to spoil the surprise, is undoubtedly the highlight at Villa Armena. In a word, this is the perfect solution for those who love pampering themselves.

Orlando di Donusdeo Junior Suite

The Orlando di Donusdeo Junior Suite is an amazing room on account of its originality, style and sophistication. The play of light, the opulent furniture, the rich, warm fabrics: everything has been studied down to the smallest detail to provide our guests with unique, unforgettable memories.
The bathroom features paintings and furnishings typical of a stately home, as well as soft towels, fluffy bathrobes, comfortable slippers and the delicate Villa Armena courtesy line.


Our "Made in Italy" approach leads us to support local Kilometre 0 products and, where possible, to use "Slow Food" produce which is a byword for exceedingly high quality and certified origin. We have attained a high level of self-sufficiency by creating a Garden of Perfumes where, in the early morning, guests are likely to encounter our chef selecting the carrots for dinner.

The Sorbo Allegro [the Merry Rowan] restaurant

This hundred-year old tree that welcomes guests to the Villa garden gave its name to our restaurant. So why do we use the word Merry? Because dining in company is a crucial moment of the day, one which must be lived in a superbly maintained, elegant atmosphere exuding a sense of pleasure; where tradition meets imagination to produce results which are excellent and never dull. The same care and attention is paid to breakfast, taken in the conservatory, where the warm Tuscan sun will be the first to greet you in the morning.

The Villa Armena Living Room

As in any self-respecting house Villa Armena has its own living room. A special room where you can relax after a long day exploring Tuscany, challenging yourself on the greens at one of the affiliated golf-clubs or just lounging in the sun by the pool. In fact Villa Armena is not a hotel, but a Tuscan Villa belonging to the Hosts and this room perfectly encapsulates their philosophy. Here you will find a selection of fine "vini da meditazione" in other words, wines to be enjoyed on their own, unaccompanied by food, a wide selection of different types of grappa and the best liquors from all over the world. Enjoy a drink whilst lounging in an armchair, gazing over the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Guaranteed to stir the heart.

The wine cellar

Ours has been and continues to be a painstaking pursuit of excellence in the world of Italian wine. We eschew typical mass-produced classics and instead focus on lesser-known, smaller vineyards, where you will find passion and professionalism and where the products are genuine. Our wine cellar will give you an overview of Italy's regions, from Valle d'Aosta to Calabria, taking in the islands too. In search of age-old genuineness that speaks of history and tradition. Italy: truly wonderful!

Tuscany SPA & Beauty Farm

Lying before you only an endless succession of harmonious, delicate, sensual colours.

Enveloped in the warm embrace of the Tuscan sun, the sorce of inspiration for many of Italy's most important artists, the Villa Armena Spa was established here. Regenerate your mind and body in an exclusive environment where modern design blends with history. A private haven where you will be made to feel exceptional and where welcome silence will accompany you.

Unique location for your wedding in Tuscany

For most people Tuscany represents the best of Italy: stunning scenery, art, history, culture and top-class cuisine. Villa Armena is the ideal location for successful events not only on account of the romantic atmosphere it exudes but also due to its excellent geographical position (at the heart of Italy and linked to five international airports), its impeccable, sophisticated service and the helpfulness of its staff.

Massimiliano, the Wedding Planner

Allow us to introduce Massimiliano, our in-house Wedding Planner, who will plan your wedding and look after you step by step. Massimiliano works closely with our Chef to prepare a number of menus which you will then choose from; he organizes the photographers, florists and beauty artists, all to ensure the best results and maximum satisfaction. If you really want to spoil your guests, he can recommend a range of extra activities such as wine tours, historic tours, horseback riding or relaxing days at the golf clubs with which we have agreements. Massimiliano will take complete care of you from the first time you meet him until the end of your wedding: put him to the test!


Have you ever seen a conference room surrounded by olive trees, maritime pines, cypresses and roses, where the source of light is not bulbs but the warm Tuscan sun? Have you ever dreamed of holding a board meeting in the middle of a centuries-old park surveyed by the Italian Archive of Art Gardens? So allow us to introduce the meeting room at Villa Armena: the Limonaia [Lemon house]. A very special room, equipped with the latest communication technologies and audiovisual systems, built out of a previous construction made entirely of glass. The ultimate in privacy and functionality, it makes for a truly spectacular location.

Golf in Tuscany
Valdichiana Golf Club Ugolino Golf Club

For aficionados of this wonderful sport we have put together a selection of the best clubs in Tuscany and Umbria: four magnificent courses where you can challenge your friends all the way to the final tee.
Bellosguardo Golf Club Antognolla Golf Club


 Antognolia Golfo Club

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I Capricci di Merion

The Villa
Welcome to our historic villa! Our name, which means "the Whims of Merion", is after Lady Merion, a marvellous woman who lived in the late 19th century, and one of her whims.

Doubting her lover, the Baron of Rondò, she had him prove his love by building her a house where she could surround herself by her beloved art and play her harp in absolute peace.
The eccentric and cosmopolitan Merion lived at the height of the Liberty style which was exploding throughout Europe.
The "Capricci di Merion" agritourism is a completely renovated Liberty-style villa, located near Lake Trasimeno amidst the lush greenery of Umbria.

The Rooms
The atmosphere that surrounds this villa is infused with Merion's passion for painting, poetry and music. The rooms abound in references to the architectural styles that she loved. Our guests will appreciate the care taken in choosing fabrics for towels, sheets and curtains. All are of the finest quality and 100% natural.
In the cozy dining areas, you can enjoy fine cuisine that is rich in the local tradition in a refined atmosphere befitting the lifestyle of the noblewoman who originally lived in this villa.

The delicious meals served in our restaurant are enlivened by the magical, delicate sound of live harp music.
The harp is a wonderful, delicate instrument that evokes the times in which Merion loved to entertain her guests with the finest music.
Our cellar contains carefully selected wines from the best labels in Umbria and Italy.

Wellness Center
Walking through the olive groves that surround the villa, lounging on the grass of the lawn or simply sitting in the garden admiring the view, you can still enjoy the same sensations that Merion and her lover experienced once upon a time.
In this atmosphere, our guests can luxuriate in a swimming pool nestled in a green yard and a little corner dedicated to wellness which includes a sunbed, a sauna, a "massage zone" and a Jacuzzi tub, special touches that make a stay in the Villa all the more unique and exclusive.
Our outdoor swimming pool merits special note. It is filled with salt water and features a wonderful two-level hydromassage corner. The peace in the park around the villa is met by the gentle sound of the water falling softly from one level to the other in the pool.


           RESIDENZA 100 TORRI

The Palazzo

The stables and workshops of a 13th century mansion that belongs to a family of Ascoli nobility have been redesigned. Now they incorporate history with modern technology in order to create a wonderful "House full of charm".

The Setting
THE WINTER GARDEN This comfortable lounge, set amongst green foliage, has natural daylight filtering down through a pyramidal glass roof. The gentle murmur of water flowing from the marble fountain aids relaxation. The lounge has it own bar service.
THE SALON These pleasant rooms with feather sofas, beautiful armchairs and local Ascolan ceramics are there for your enjoyment: for reading, for talking or just for relaxing.
THE RECEPTION The owner, Mrs. Maria Enrica Tassi will be glad to show you everything concerning History, art, shopping and cooking specialities.

The Bedrooms

All 14 of the exclusive and quiet bedrooms over look the ancient centre of Ascoli and have been created for lovers of detail. Every room has wooden beamed ceilings and parquet flooring but all of the rooms are different-some have terraces; others have canopied beds.
All are lavishly furnished with a mixture of the family's own furniture and designer pieces.
Original works of art decorate the walls.

Exclusive use of the hotel
For very special events, you will feel like you are at home, as the whole house is at your disposal.

Il ristoranteCatering Service
Mediterranean cooking …  A special way to appreciate good food that speaks of the sun and the sea, of the tastes and smells of the kitchen garden, of the bread aroma, of warm pasta and DOC olive oil.
We are happy to organise small parties within the stunning setting of this typically Ascolan architecture.

Meeting and events

Ideal destination for meetings, conferences, coffee break, brunch and any another service that can be useful for meetings which require a beautiful and evocative frame. During winter months the fireplace will create a warm and charming atmosphere.
Meeting And Event

The Apartements
They are as comfortable as the hotel but with the privacy of your own home. The elegantly furnished apartments, with 1 to 3 bedrooms, are all to be found in the historic centre of Ascoli. Some are facing the famous Piazza del Popolo, others are to be found in the small lanes of the old town. All are within close proximity of the hotel whose amenities and services are for your use.

Services Hotel
BEDROOMS - All bedrooms have air-conditioning, safes,frigobars, Satellite and pay TV, direct phone, internet and hairdryers. BAR - Located in the winter garden, the bar service remains always open.
BANQUETING - We will be delighted to organize small events on request.
MEETING ROOM - Suitable for meetings and conferences of up to 40 people. It is furnished and equipped according to your requirements. There is also the possibility of hiring larger meeting rooms in an adjoining building.
CAR PARKING - Please book prior to arrival.
TRANSFERS - We can organize special transfers with chauffeur driven car. Please contact us.
BABY SITTING - Please request while booking.
PILLOWS MENU - A selection of pillows for a tailor-made sleep.
LAUNDRY - Available 12/24.
PETS - Small size pets are welcome. Please notify while booking in order to organize special care for them.
DOG SITTING - Please ask Reception while booking.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lessons of agritourism in Sicily -The streets of Flavors

The streets of flavors

the discovery of the territory and its excellences...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We dreamed of building a Hotel around our guests’ needs and desires. From this dream, in 2008, the Diamante Hotel Alessandria took life.
Run your business meetings and conferences in our convention halls, all fitted with high-tech facilities. Taste our chef's regional specialties in the Lounge Bar. Take a moment to unwind in our boutiques and shopping center. Enjoy a movie in our movie halls.
Keep in shape with a visit to our gyms or relax in our Thermarium pools, complete with sauna and Turkish bath.
Come visit us at the Diamante Hotel, the ideal location for your business trips as well as for your family holidays.

Vast spaces and elegant design meet with high-quality service at the Diamante Hotel, making it an ideal location for a demanding clientele looking for luxury and comfort. Our light-flooded reception is where guests first experience our staff's welcoming and careful professionalism; we are here to help you fully enjoy your stay, prepare for important business meetings as well as to guide you to the discovery of our landscape's treasures.

The Diamante Hotel’s conference center welcomes guests in a rigorous and functional environment. Meeting halls are designed with an essential look, making them ideal for any kind of event. Our staff, always at your service to provide for any need, our modern technical installations and the variety of different set-ups available turn the convention halls in a perfect combination of style and function.
The new wellness center’s subdued and quiet atmosphere envelops guests as they enjoy the pools, sauna, Turkish bath and beauty center. Meanwhile, sport lovers can train and keep in shape in our modern gym, fitted with all the latest equipment.
The Hotel also has 1600 covered parking spots and is easily accessible by Gran Turismo buses.


Ideal for a demanding clientele looking for a genuine welcome, maximum comfort, high-tech facilities and wellness at a convenient price, the Hotel has 120 Executive rooms, for a total of 240 beds, including 4 SUITE 518, 4 Junior Suites and 6 rooms for disabled persons, provided with every comfort.

The SUITE 518, captivates at once its guests for the warm and romantic atmosphere for a comfortable living area and a relaxing Jacuzzi for two. In 65 sqm furnished with natural materials - like bamboo - and modern elements of design, live as if in a private flat enjoying the room service in room and cuddles reserved for guests of  SUITE 518.


If you are looking for an extraordinary location in which to organize your event, in the Hotel Diamante you will find 6 conference halls, sitting 10 to 200, each customizable to adapt to your setup needs, lit by natural light and fitted with audio/video systems, screens, ADSL and PC connections, all ready to be interconnected for internal and external conference calls.

With its subdued atmosphere, essential style and great restaurant service, the Lounge Bar is the ideal setting for informal meetings and work brunches.
Here you will have a choice of drinks and snacks, cold and hot, with daily specials from our chef, including specialties from traditional regional cooking, all served in a relaxing and comfortable environment.
This is also where, every morning, guests enjoy a rich buffet breakfast, choosing among delicious fresh baking products, as well as organic and gluten-free options: a great way to start your day with a smile.


The Diamante Hotel is an ideal location for your free time: spend a day shopping in the close-by Serravalle Outlet or set out for a journey of discovery in the surrounding landscape, enjoying the best of our area’s drink and food specialties. Wine-tasting in family-run wineries, typical Piedmontese meals served in restaurants and farmhouses or a long walk alongside the ancient villages' walls, amongst castles and medieval settlements, are but a few of your options.
And after a day of shopping and exploring, give yourself the gift of an evening out with a movie in our UCI 7 screen multiplex.

Sport-lovers? The Hotel Diamante offers a number of outdoor and indoor activities: golf, bycicling and surf.


4 courses within a 25 km radius.


A growing number of people choose to spend ‘active holidays’, combining sports and leisure, art, culture, history, gastronomy, fun and physical activity: a great way to discover and explore the surrounding landscape. The Diamante Hotel is a member of the Italy Bike Hotels circuit, actively promoting this lifestyle philosophy.


Inside the Hotel you can enjoy the one and only surf wave generator in Italy, imported straight from the US.


The Diamante Hotel and wellness, a winning combination.
Inside the Eldorado center, guests can relax in the subdued atmosphere of a contemporary wellness center, perfect for a regenerating break.
Treatments go from traditional to purifying aromatic massages; pressure therapy, combined with the benefits of our sauna and Turkish bath, will notably improve your circulation, while a revitalizing massage will lend new shine and freshness to your face.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


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 The Contrada Mandranova is situated in a naturally magnificent part of Sicily. The wind, sun, sea, and earth strike our imagination with their powerful colours. Full of life, this is a place of both ancient history and Mediterranean beauty, where our olive trees have been swaying restlessly for centuries, blown by the winds of the Sirocco and Maestrale.

Combining traditional knowledge with modern methods, Mandranova products are not only excellent quality, but are true expressions of the land and people of Sicily. Mandranova’s hospitality is authentic and effortless, offering guests a relaxed, traditional experience.

imageOn a hill, a few miles from the sea, there is a green oasis where selected olive trees, some of them over a hundred years old, grow to witness the labour of our ancestors.Here we produce extra-virgin olive oil and conserves that are expressions of our land, our sun, our Sicily.

The holiday resort “Azienda Agricola Mandranova” is set in a garden of palm trees. We offer a peaceful and relaxing stay in an old and rustic farmhouse, the restored old railway station and an old “palmento”. The “gebbia” , in ancient times used for irrigation, was restored to become a small fascinating pool where to refresh during summer.

The Master Suite has a warm cozy living room, from which you access two bedrooms: the first room has one double bed or two single beds and a bathroom with bathtub; the second, a single bed with bath/shower room. The suite has original floors of cement and quartz, a warm colour palette, and is decorated in typical Sicilian family style. Central heat and air conditioning are included.

Mandranova offers 2 villas. The Casello, 30 mt. far from the Casale, encircled by palms, Mediterranean plants and olive trees. The "Robazza" is 300 mt. Far from the Casale and is surrounded by olive trees. The properties are available for weekly hire, from Saturday to Saturday, with option of using facilities at the farmhouse.

From home cooked cuisine served in a familiar atmosphere to the organization of parties and excursions, Mandranova is a place where everything is aimed at welcoming our guests.

imageAccommodation at the farmhouse is on a B&B basis. Daily room cleaning, change of linen, and a Sicilian breakfast typical of the region which may include marmalades, jams and cakes produced on the farm, are included. The old railway station and Robazza are available on a weekly basis with cleaning and a fresh supply of linen at the beginning of your stay. Il Casello comes with supplied with the basics for an independent stay.

Our restaurant features home cooking based on regional produce. Our cellar is well equipped with an exciting selection of Sicilian wines.

Mandranova is the place where you can organise corporate meetings, cultural events, exhibitions, concerts. The new location, which was the old oil pressing area, is a mix of industrial architecture, design and technology.

imageFor those guests interested in the methods of olive oil production, we offer tours of the olive groves and press, which will be rounded off by tasting the oils and other related products.

The peculiar quality of each type of olive is preserved by the production methods we use on our farm. Our extra-virgin olive oils are "monocultivar", i.e. obtained by different ways of pressing the oil according to each variety of olive. An accurate control process of each stage of the productions makes it possible to obtain products of highest quality, which has been recognised by several prizes awarded at both national and international level.

imageFrom Mandranova, situated in that part of Sicily where the film "Il Gattopardo" with Burt Lancaster, was set, it is easy to visit the Southern coast of Sicily. In the West the Valley of Temples on the outskirts of Agrigento and the archaeological sites of Seliunte are matched only by the brilliant white beaches of Scale Dei Turchi and Eraclea Minoa. On the Eastern side of the island, Modica and Ragusa stand out with their beautiful Baroque churches and palaces. In the North, there is unmissable Piazza Armerina with the wonderful mosaiques at Villa del Casale and Caltagirone, a town famous for its pottery. More unconventional itineraries will take you to places such as Palma di Montechiaro, Naro, Caltabellotta and Aragona.