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Agriturismo Savoca
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

Our first sight of the Agriturismo was of the large farm buildings and machinery which didn't look too hopeful. We looked round for someone and found one of the Savoca sons, Marco. What a wonderful, cheerful and helpful person he is - and he spoke some english. He made our stay really enjoyable. The purpose-built rooms were fine, roomy with all the required facilities and it was pleasant to be able to sit outside the door. Cars are parked just in front which is very convenient.

Above the rooms is a huge swimming pool with surounding tiled areas and gardens and at the end of the pool is the breakfast room which was often open during the day with Marco or one of his brothers offering gratis tea or coffee. Lots of opportunity for lounging and swimming. Some non-residents also used the pool but they were few in number and well-behaved.

The evening meal, which we decided to try on the first evening is priced at Euro 20. This included as much of his locally produced wine and bottled water as you could drink. It was confusing at first because there was no menu, just course after course kept appearing. Not knowing this we ate too much of the earlier courses and couldn't manage much of the later ones. The food was very varied and of good quality so we decided to continue to eat there for the rest of our stay. It was nice not having to drive into town (only 3km) and find somewhere to park and the meals varied every evening. The Savoca family also dined there and always came across to chat to guests.

There is plenty to do in the area in addition to the Villa Casale. In particular the museum at Aidone and adjacent Greek site of Morgantina is well worthwhile (the museum holds a statue which was returned to the town recently after a battle lasting many years with a museum in the USA). Also the nearby town of Caltagirone famous for its ceramic steps.

We enjoyed staying there but it does tend to be a bit disorganised and needs a good tidy up. It is clean enough but broken things round the pool haven't been repaired etc.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

The location is nice with a lot of potential which still needs to be developed. Food is good, and the surroundings are quite beautiful. Some nice horses also kept on the agriturismo but could be taken care of better. Riding experience, at least during our stay which was in April 2011 was limited. I would recommend place for a family to spend 2 - 3 days, probably not more.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Charming characterful rooms on a working farm in a lovely woodland setting, conveniently close to Villa Romana del Casale and its UNESCO-recognised mosaics. The hospitality buildings have all been modernised/newly built. Supper is served in what must be a hall rented for weddings, and breakfast in a conservatory off the pool.

Supper was pleasant if not memorable (I would not go again for the food, better is to be had in Sicily, but since the farm is off the beaten track, it makes sense to have supper there).

Pillows were ridiculously lumpy, but we did tell the owners who hopefully will invest in new ones!

Save time to walk around the farm, which is lovely.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

We arrived in the late afternoon after a trip to the mosaics at Piazza Armerina, thankfully the farm was easy to find and we were promptly greeted and shown to our room in a beautifully restored stone cottage. Everything in the room was clean and in good order, simple and pleasant. We were able to sit outside our door and enjoy a bottle of the wine produced at the farm, a drinkable Nero d’Avola. As we sat we were welcomed by the farm dogs, friendly but not overly so, and a parade of peacocks and peahens who weren’t scared off by our scramble to grab our camera. Before the sun went down we had a short walk down to the stable to visit the horses, if we had stayed another day I would have loved to go out for a ride. Relaxed we were ready for a nap before dinner and pleasantly surprised when we awoke to find heated floors and radiators compensating for the after dark autumn chill. Strolling from our room down the rose lined path past the waterfall and the garden where much of our dinner originated was a great preparation for the meal to come. Dinner was a real treat with locally produced foods beautifully served in a tastefully appointed dinning room. As a long time Sicilian resident I have had many wonderful meals and this one was among the best and also one of the least costly. Each element of the meal was fantastic, the portions generous but not overwhelming, the quality superb; warm ricotta with radicchio, mushrooms, zucchini, and eggplant in a light lemon sauce, accompanied by other delightful tastes of local products led nicely to the pasta with mushrooms, sausage, and peppers. The meat course was a mixed grill of a spicy sausage, pork cutlet and rabbit complimented by a perfectly dressed salad with local greens. Desert was prickly pears and a warm ricotta pie. The owner and staff all came by our table to wish us a good night before we waddled back to our room. We had a peaceful night and were welcomed into the bar area next to the pretty infinity pool for more tasty treats for our breakfast, the stand out for me was the fresh marmalade made from prickly pears, just wonderful. It was hard to be on our way but I know I’ll be back and will stay longer next time. Tip; get the half board package which includes dinner and breakfast, a great value for the money.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Strada Provinciale 16 | Contrada Leano, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Enna > Piazza Armerina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Piazza Armerina
Price Range: $69 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Agriturismo Savoca 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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