Fattoria Jannarella

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Fattoria Jannarella
4
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A farm with a lot of different species of animals..You can see horses, duncheys, rabbit, cows, dogs. You can eat tipycal sicilian food, you can sleep in confortable rooms. We organize also cooking course to entertaiment you during your sojourn.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Shaun G
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Great Weekend!
Sep 2018 • Family
We had a wedding to go to and we also decided to make a weekend of it. Having a 5 year old in tow we really didn't want to do the whole 'Decent hotel' thing, so my wife looked for and found this farm for a decent price with animals, which in Italian is called a 'Fattoria Didatica'. Where we live in the Ragusa Province there are plenty of them which we regularly visit so I had a certain idea of what to expect.

And those expectations were blown out of the water. This is obviously a 'working farm' specialising mainly in horses, but they have a large area set aside to raising and cultivating the food they use for sunday lunch. So there's plenty of other animals around the place, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, peacocks, rabbits. And of course, the dogs. My only real complaint is that my favourite dog of the lot (a 5 month old pup called Leo) is obviously a ladies man and quickly made it clear he preferred hanging out with her to chilling with me.

My boy really enjoyed the farm, this spoilt the wedding we were attending a LOT because he spent all day wanting 'to go back to the farm'. Being allowed to roam around free with animals and getting to know them is something he needs more experience with. He loved the horses, the roosters and the dogs, though he liked everything else too. I know he paid attention on the tour because he repeated a lot of the stuff over and over again in the car on the way back.

We also enjoyed the Sunday lunch and I have to confess that I'd been eating for two days straight (Sicilian Weddings) and I told the waiter and the owner not to be offended if I didn't eat much. But honestly I'm not a huge fan of typical 'agriturismo' food. It's okay and I'll eat it, but there are other things I prefer. This was honestly one of the best places I've eaten in Sicily, it's somewhere in my top 5. There was nothing particularly inspiring about the dishes, they were just... good... wholesome and well made. I even ate my veggies.

This is over-long, but I really enjoyed my stay here. The whole point of the trip (my friend's wedding) was in the end, a hindrance to spending more time with my wife and boy at the 'Fattoria Jannarella', because my kid has to say the full name every time now.

Thanks Roberta, her team (Valentina's tour was excellent) and Dora and Leo for a great weekend!
Written September 23, 2018
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GillyGeorgianaH
Catania, Italy25 contributions
Lovely day out for all the family
Feb 2014 • Family
This organic farm is very child friendly, and the animals can be seen and petted. There are several donkeys which under supervision give the smallest children a little ride under Roberta's (the owner) watchful eye! There are dogs roaming freely who are more than happy to help you finish your lunch, so if you are scared of dogs, or your children are, this might not be your ideal day out.
The lunch is abundant, served buffet style, and there really is plently for everyone, so don't panic! The only things that could be improved in my opinion is cutting out the use of plastic disposable cups (not in keeping with an organic farm in my opinion) and more vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Some may say it's a bit expensive (€25) all in, but for a day's entertainment it could be worse! Also the facilities are beautiful, a really lovely dining room, decorated simply but tastefully and spacious bathrooms with hot water, soap, toilet paper and hand towels. (Not easy to find in Italy!) and the staff are friendly and polite. It is family run so they really do bend over backwards to help.

The day I went there was a little organic market, with local people selling their products and a soap making workshop too! Really good fun for everyone!
Written March 6, 2014
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Fattoria Jannarella is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM