Surrounded by green hills, not far from the volcanic slopes of Etna, Agriturismo Gigliotto, stands upon a marvellous mount suspended between time and space. This fief of 300 hectares of fertile land cultivated in the ancient peasant tradition is situated in the centre of the land of the sun making it ideal for trips to Taormina, Agrigento, Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa and Ibia.
Gigliotto is easily accessible to tourist sites boasting culture, history and fame, including Piazza Armerina with its Villa Imperiale del Casale, Caltagirone famous world-wide for its magnificent majolica production and historical centre and not forgetting Morgantina the largest classical Greek town featuring an agora and magnificent theatre outside of Greece.
The Farmhouse, originally a C13th monastery, typifies the traditional Sicilian “masseria” with a splendid courtyard to which 26 comfortable rooms communicate, and a dining room magically unifying all, especially with its authentic Sicilian fragrances and flavours, a cuisine based upon exclusively biological products served with wines produced from the Nero d ‘Avola grapes.
The ancient Ganzaria territory previously was a large, single fief. In 1296, it belonged to Guglielmo Padula. During the Aragon period, however it exchanged hands and the Gravina Family became the new owner subdividing the property. In 1794, Michele Gravina sold Gigliotto to Silvio Bonanno and it remained in that family until the last noble Francesco Paolo Bonanno, Prince of Linguaglossa and Baron of Gigliotto. In 1990, the fief was purchased by the Savoca Family.
Our highly skilled chefs recognised by International guides including the Michelin, Gambero Rosso and Veronelli provide high quality, carefully prepared food and personal service. A good meal begins with the choice ingredients which are all biologically selected for your pleasure and cooked respecting Sicilian traditions in abundant servings brought to the table by elegant and efficient waiters.
To arrive at Gigliotto:
--from the autostrada Pa-Ct (Palermo-Catania), exit at the motorway for Enna
--continue in the direction towards Piazza Armerina
--do not exit at Piazza Armerina, but continue for another 10 km past Piazza Armerina in the direction towards Gela
--exit at kilometer marker 60
--Gigliotto is at your immediate right