When you’ve just seen one of the highlights of your life, you don't expect to experience yet another outburst of happiness a half hour later. Right after I had marvelled at the lava rolling across the slopes of mount Etna, life surprised me with Tenuta de Roccadia. A colourful agriturismo with botanical gardens, valleys with orange trees, blissful serenity and the magical mount Etna in the distance. "When I first saw Roccadia, it was like finding a beautiful woman", said Pietro. "I wanted to marry her. Together with my wife, I bought the centuries-old farm and converted it to Tenuta di Roccadia" he smiled while we both enjoyed the specialities of the restaurant.
At a 30-minute drive from mount Etna, I had found the estate where the sun always shines. I sneaked around the estate with its sunny yellow walls and pastel colours. The Tenuta is spacious and built on various levels with views of the hills. After some blissful exploration, I walked over to the reception desk where Pietro was waiting for me. He had spotted me a while before and my smile betrayed the fact that I felt the same thing as he did when he first entered his estate. "Welcome, like what you see?" he had winked before introducing me to the love of his life. Two swimming pools with palm trees and quiet loungers, the playground, the gardens, the cows and horses, the comfortable rooms with centuries-old wood and the sunny yellow colours...
And there we were, out on the patio, talking about love. "Un grande amor" I smiled. And yes, I will. Stay here. And promise my eternal loyalty to Tenuta di Roccadia.
Discover the local cuisine at this culinary gem
Immerse yourself in Sicilian cuisine at this estate. Head over the the restaurant at night to enjoy the most delicious food and wine. And practice your own skills by joining one of the cooking workshops during the day. You’ll become a real Sicilian chef in no time!
It's possible at the time of booking due to Covid-19, services and facilities are different than when your holiday begins. As the services and facilities mentioned are subject to change, no rights can be derived from this.
Are you booking a flight holiday? Then a rental car of the lowest category (Small Class) is selected as standard for your trip and you have the option of upgrading the rental car. You can pick up the rental car at the airport and drive to your accommodation yourself.
Are you booking a holiday with own transportation? Then the rental car is not included in your trip and you can (at some destinations) book the rental car if you are interested. When you book your rental car, you can pick it up at your destination and drive to your accommodation yourself. The transport to the pick-up point of the rental car is arranged by you.
Tip: If you are travelling with 4 or more people, it is advisable to book an upgrade or an extra car. You can select the car upgrade in the booking steps. Do you want to book an extra car? Please contact us.