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“A Special Place!”
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La Terra del Mezzo
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“A Special Place!”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Have just returned from 3 night stay.
Beautiful setting amid lemon grove and stunning gardens with veiws of the sea and mount Etna. Set menu delicious and very good value, we ate there every night Do try the homemade Limoncello ,excellent.!.Room comfortable and everyone frendly and helpful.

Good base for visiting attractions but you do need a car.

A very special place.

Jean and Martin

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Naxxar, Malta
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

January, kids' school holidays, time to go to Sicily. We booked last minute - literally a day before. We wanted to be located in a rural place close to the Etna... since we were planning to visit the Mongibello which is covered with snow at this time of the year. We considered a few options, but we chose La Terra del Mezzo because they provide Junior Suites as opposed to Quadruple rooms. This is very important for us - because this means that as opposed to having the 2 kids in our same room, they have their own area - which is much better - both for them and for us. The place is easy to find (especially with the GPS coordinates). It is beautifully located within lavish orange and lemon groves. The staff is extremely kind and welcoming. They gave us a choice of suites, so we had the chance to make our selection. Very clean rooms, nice bathrooms (shower, no bath), elegant furniture and cosy environment. Evening meals are based on the typical Sicilian set menu... antipasti, pasta, main course and dessert (including wine, coffee and liqueur) for a very reasonable €20-€25 per person. Amazingly good price for the high-level of food provided. Parking no problem. La signora was very kind to let us keep the room for the whole day on our last day - which meant a great deal to us since we could return in the afternoon and shower again before checking out in the evening... She cannot guarantee this every time, but in her words "when we can help, it is the least we can do". True hospitality, and mind you, always with a genuine smile. Extremely recommended, especially for families with kids. The only snag was that on the site, the rooms are advertised to have wired internet (at a charge) but when I asked they told me there wasnt... however, they were extremely kind to offer me free wi-fi in the dining area... so it was no big problem at the end of the day. Actually, it was beautiful to work in a room surrounded by orange trees and sipping a glass of local red!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Really nice place with great hosts. We stayed in a double room with 4 people. The pull out couch was very uncomfortable but the real bed was fine. Decent food at the restaurant but it's a fixed menu changing nightly and depending on how busy it can be very slow service.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Marsascala, Malta
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

The service was very good and the personnel friendly. We had a 1 yr old and they even cooked some plain pasta for the kid when we needed it. We were even allowed to enter and use the kitchen if we needed for the baby.
The room was quite comfortable and even supplied us with a cot for baby. Not very large room but enough to sleep and cool down with the a/c in.
Location was central and we had no parking problems at all. Our daughter liked the small swings in the area.
We liked best the atmosphere and food - with good cakes for breakfast!
I don't think there was anything to dislike about this place. It met our expectation and was ideal for us as a small family.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: La Terra del Mezzo
Address: Strada Provinciale 2, 59, 95018 Torre Archirafi, Riposto, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Riposto > Torre Archirafi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Torre Archirafi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Terra del Mezzo 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Terra Del Mezzo farmhouse is located between Etna and Ionio sea, 15 km from Taormina e 30 from Catania, 800 meters from the sea. "La Terra del Mezzo" offers accommodation in 10 comfortable rooms and a restaurant where you can enjoy the flavors and scents of Sicily. The structure is managed by Pennisi family, owner for many generations of the 18 acres of lemon groves which surround it. All ten rooms are equipped with private ventilated bathroom (with bath and shower), air conditioning, telephone, fridger, television and internet connection. Breakfast is served every morning in the dining room and outside, below the shadow of lemon trees, when time permits. Mrs. Adele makes every day freshly squeezed citrus juice, homemade cakes, cookies and continental breakfast. Parking and internet connection are available for free. ... more   less 
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