My husband & I visited in mid-February when it was chilly & rainy outside, but the farm was warm and the Calabretta family was very welcoming & helpful.
We had a rental car & were given a remote for the gate, so we came and went as we pleased with no issue. As soon as you enter the gate, you are immediately immersed in rows of citrus trees -- just beautiful! The location was exactly what we wanted -- close to Taormina (to see Teatro Greco) & Acireale (for Carnevale di Acireale), but you do have to drive to town for restaurants and etc.
Our room was spacious, lovely, clean and had a great view. It was a little cool in the room at night, as it was still winter, but the blankets kept us more than warm enough and there was hot water & a heated towel rack in the bathroom.
The marmalades we had for breakfast at San Leonardello were all amazing (orange was my favorite)--- I now wish we had bought more to bring home. If we find ourselves in Sicily again, we will definitely be coming back and hopefully we will be able to stay for dinner & limoncello next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The farm house, immersed in the countryside of Eastern Sicily, surrounded by an historic biological citrus garden, offers accommodations in restored rural houses. From the property, guests can enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Etna, Taormina and the sea. The most famous tourist attractions and locations, interesting from an archeological and natural point of view, are just few minutes away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo San Leonardello Sicily/Giarre