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“Great Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Agriturismo Salemi
4.0 of 5 Farmhouse   |   C.da Leano, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Birkirkara, Malta
1 review
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“Great Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have already been in the same Agriturismo two years ago (only 1and a half hour from Malta to Pozzallo with the catamaran); and it was so great that time, that we decided to return and this time another couple joined us too! The staff is so welcoming and the place is super tidy (something that we really enjoyed). The tranquility there is fantastic; one can even hear the birds singing. My kids and the rest of us really enjoyed playing on the grass of the courtyard with the ball, and we also enjoyed going in the pool, especially after spending the day out running about. And what about the food... two years ago it was delicious and this time it was even better. Chef Roberto Sardo cooked real good antipasti, pasta, meat, and so on. Not only the food was delicious, but even his attitude...
We truly recommend such a holiday to everyone, cause we really had a great time!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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horton dorset uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed at the Salemi to visit the pavement at Piazza Armerina. The staff are very attentive and responded quickly to email enquires. We drove there and it is worth getting instructions on how to find them. It is clean tidy and very renovated Italian. We visited in June and the air conditioning nice to have. The pool was a great place to go in the heat of the afternoon. Clean and large with great views. The food was good on one evening and outstanding on our final evening pork fillet with roast potatoes and lots of other delicious courses lovely local cheese, the ice cream.....! If you want rural relaxed with good food this is the place to go. Highly recomended.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last week for 2 nights to relax and unwind after 4 days riding a motorcycle down from the UK. We arrived quite late at night and were afraid that the kitchen would be closed but they gladly let us sit down in their lovely courtyard and join other guests for dinner. We were starving so when the antipasti were served, as I am not a veggie fan, I hesitated to eat but I was so hungry I tried every dish and just loved everything, the way they cook is amazing! Then they brought us a dish of pasta which we devoured and it filled us quite well but ... there was more....they brought us pork fillet with roast potatoes! We were so full but it smelled so good we kept on eating...the meat was so tender and tasty! By now we were stuffed but dessert was still to come...you always have space for dessert, especially in Sicily! They made these delicious ricotta pastries which we gobbled down and then refreshed our mouths with a huge slice of watermelon! Our waiter Roberto was the best, he was always making us laugh and joking around with us, it made our experience at Salemi even more enjoyable!
The next morning we explored the grounds and wow...they are amazing! Massive pool with unobstructed views of the valley below, so quiet and tranquil which was exactly what we wanted so we spent the rest of our stay eating delicious food, drinking their great wine and relaxing by the pool.
I will definitely be back with friends and family in the future!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

we had a great time at agriturismo salemi - I wuold go there again when coming back to sicily! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paso Robles, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We chose this agriturismo based on positive TripAdvisor reviews and based on the photos on their website. We found it to be located in a beautiful spot, quite a drive on a one lane drive about 5 minutes in from the turn off from the main road. Since we planned on having all of our dinners there, we didn't mind the drive, but if you are the type who would want to have dinner in town, it would be very difficult driving at night. Upon check-in, we met Biagio, a very congenial host. He showed us to our room which was clean and simply furnished. He gave us some details of the place and took great pride in the grounds, including the large pool--however it was not open because mid-May is not considered pool season, even though it was quite warm. There are some scattered plastic lounge chairs and tables on the front lawn which has lovely views from the hilltop position.

We were looking forward to great food here but did not think the quality was high. On Sundays, the inn draws big crowds for the midday meal. It appears locals make a day of it with their families. So it is not peaceful throughout that time. We decided to just soak up the culture of Italians enjoying their Sunday ritual. Kids run wild; adults have their smoke and conversation.
The dinner we were served that evening was obviously leftovers from the afternoon meal. This made for a wide variety of antipasti, but also refried artichokes that were burned and inedible, and mushy pasta. The roast pork dish held up better than the others. On night two, we had the same parade of antipasti, none the better for an extra day's keeping. The cured meats were the highlight. The main course was grilled beef that was thin, stringy and tough, in other words, inedible. The third night we were served the same pasta we had on the first night, and we also were served a huge portion of roast pork shank (with the foot intact!) While overcooked, we were able to carve out some tender and flavorful portions. This meal was the product of an interim cook-- we discovered the regular cook had caught the stomach flu (from the owners' child).

We typically spend the morning and early afternoon touring and return to relax and rest at the inn later in the afternoon. No peace was to be found on the second afternoon since the owner's 5 year old daughter was being indulged with her favorite TV shows in the hallway, and her squeals and screams echoed loudly off the tiled floors. This continued until 9:30 in the evening. She was given full reign of the place, pulling her toys throughout the restaurant and running through the hallways. I guess she must have been feeling better after the flu, but it didn't set a very hospitable tone and didn't seem professional for her mother to indulge her to such an extent. (Never mind the germ factor). On our way to bed in the evening, I asked the mother if it would be possible to have some quiet. She seemed shocked but said they were just leaving. When I was asked later about our stay, I mentioned the issue of all the disruption, and the manager replied "She is only 5". I certainly don't blame the little girl, but her mother should know better.

I don't usually write such a long review and I realize this may sound like a rant. I do feel that the agriturismo Salemi has the potential to be a top notch establishment if they would put guests' priorities to the forefront. There seem to be a lot of different people in charge of different things, yet no one ultimately responsible for the whole experience.

I should also mention that on our last day, breakfast was delayed beyond the already later start time. I ran into the cook who was crying that she was sick and the substitute had not arrived. Rather than wait around, we checked out early and just grabbed coffee at a cafe along the way.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I stayed here with a group of friends last summer. The agriturismo is in the perfect location, outside of town so it's nice and quiet but very centrally located so your just a short ride from all the major attractions in Sicily.
The building is beautiful and quaint all at once. The staff is very friendly and they will spoil you with some of the best Italian food you'll ever eat (start your diet when you leave Agri Salemi). The chef even explained to me how to make some of the dishes I ate. I had such a good time that I will be going back again this summer.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed to be in a great location, but I liked the one facing the pool out back.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Very beautiful setting with a wonderful landscape around. Quiet, fresh in all aspects. The cook was excellent, antipasti dishes just perfect; vegetarian main dishes could have been better though, just lettuce. Very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C.da Leano, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Enna > Piazza Armerina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Piazza Armerina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Agriturismo Salemi 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agriturismo Salemi is located in the green and picturesque district of Leano, few kilometres away from the town of Piazza Armerina. Thanks to regular and careful restoration works, this lovely 19th century farmhouse maintains its ancient beauty. ... more   less 
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