"Cos" is one of my top-5 favorite wineries in Italy, boasting a nice series of naural, fine & elegant wines, their white and red "Pithos" even ageing in terracotta amfora. Since the property is situated in the famous "Baroque corner" of Sicily (the southeast of the island) and with the stunning golf property "Donnafugata" only 25' away, I decided to schedule my early summer there this year, together with some golf, food & wine loving friends. The agriturismo or B&B at "Cos" opened a good year ago in the charming buildings of the old winery, protected by four friendly dogs. Since the wineproducing owners Cilia & Occhipinti are also architects the "simple" redecoration was done with good taste. Rooms are spacious, showers are very, very tiny though. There's a lovely swimming pool. In the evening your host Pino cooks great Sicilian dinners upon request in the amazing high ceilinged former fermentation room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The original beauty and charm of the historic house located on the estate was restored to create the Locanda COS. Nestled in the vineyards of the Azienda, it is certainly one of the most beautiful rural buildings in the Vittoria area. Built in the year 800, it is a wonderful example of the neoclassical era of architecture and is now protected by UNESCO as architectural heritage. Locanda offers 6 suites, 3 of which feature private terraces overlooking the vineyard, and 2 rooms located in the tower at the winery. All of the rooms are elegantly furnished in the Sicilian style to suit your needs. The rows of vines, the tranquility of the countryside, and the stunning sunset over the swimming pool all offer the perfect setting to relax. The pristine waters of the African Sea, "Bandiera Blu" or the Baroque towns of Ragusa, Ibla, Modica and Scili on Mont Iblei are all a short drive away from the Locanda. A little further, you will find Etna (the highest volcano in Europe), Taormina, Siracuse, the ancient city of Morgantina, the legendary Valle dei Templi di Agrigento, the magnificent mosaics of Villa del Casale and the Maccalube of Agrigento. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Locanda Cos Vittoria, Sicily, Italy