If you want an off-beat experience, this is the place to be. It is run by a family of charming people. The father makes coffee in the morning and oversees the breakfast. The brother and sister team (Dario & Laura) arrive a little later, and they are personable, charming and can't do enough for you.
Hence the wonderful reviews.
I loved my room (Cerere) with it's Italian style bed at the top of the tower. I heard the bells at 7:30 every morning, and the doves cooing at night. It was the perfect place for me to sit at the little desk and start my new novel.
However, if you have knee issues or vertigo, or are just not very athletic, you might want to think again before booking here. The problem is that to get up to your room you either have to use a teeny-tiny lift with no door (which gave me vertigo) or use the small stairs which wind up in a somewhat precarious fashion. The worst part about the stairs is that if you come home late at night, the switch that you use to light them doesn't keep on long enough for you to get up to the top. Plunging you into blackness on your way up. Not fun. (So remember to bring a flashlight).
I raised the issue of the stairs with the young man, and he said that there really was no other way to do it. If you look at the space, you will see that it is true. However, I think I might have opted to fill the whole space with a large elevator that had a proper inside door. And put the staircase somewhere else. Just my 2 cents.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Sicily, in the middle of historical center of Enna, our Bed & Breakfast is simple and essential, and becomes the focal point for excursions in various locations of Sicily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- B&B Proserpina Enna, Sicily