We stayed for 4 nights. I wish we had the same experience as the other reviewers. We arrived and were greeted by Nino, who spoke no English. We don't expect everyone to speak English and we know some Italian, but there was a complete language barrier. After showing us our rooms, he didn't show us the rest of the place until we asked. There was a pool but we were never told if we could use it or not. The family was nice, but we had no idea who was in charge. Nobody checked on us. The dinner is a bit expensive for what you get. They give you house wine, but we quickly finished it having 4 people in our party. They didn't offer to give us more. Our water ran out too. They gave us a tiny bit of Limoncello at the end. Very very tiny amount. They also gave us cookies that were sliced into 4 strips. We each got 2 which amounted to about a 1/2 cookie. The food was good though. The rooms were ok, but the beds were uncomfortable. Also, at night there was a dog in the distance that barked all night. (It wasn't Lulu, who is the farm dog.) We did like all the animals on the farm, especially Lulu. She was a great dog. The breakfasts weren't that substantial, especially since we just came from a place that served a more hearty buffet. The homemade marmalades were good though and so was the fresh orange juice. The grounds were nice but seemed overgrown. I appreciate that the two women who tended to the breakfast tried to make an effort to talk to us about our day, but it was difficult to communicate at times even with our limited Italian-speaking skills. They seemed a bit uncomfortable being hosts. Great location though. Easy to get to Mt. Etna.
- 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