This was one wonderful experience! The farm is just off the main road through a pair of electronic gates. We arrived in the early afternoon. We were greeted warmly, given keys and shown around the property. The B&B is perfect for families or couples. There is a salt water pool off a very large deck. Beautiful scenery, Etna in the background and the sea off in the distance in front of you.The breakfasts are just about perfect, all fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, juice and coffee. You couldn't ask for more. The lovely family that runs the B&B is very helpful and are indeed just very nice people. They live there and you can see how much they love this place. Giare itself is small and the main street is wanting but it is located close to Mt Etna. We drove through another part of Giare one night and there were plenty of people walking around the town so main street may give you a false image. We visited Etna's North face and quite a few villages during our stay and Taormina as well. It was about twenty minutes by car along the autostrada to Taorimina. We chose not to stay in Taormina and that area because of the crowds and tourists and San Leonardello was a perfect choice for us. The villages along the road to Etna are very picturesque and worth a visit. We chose to have our meal at San Leonardello two nights and I wouldn't hesitate to say that it was two of the best meals we had eaten in all of Sicily, which is saying a lot. Upon asking, the chef explained his meals, how he prepares it and how he came to love cooking. He uses farm fresh and local ingredients. This is a meal not to be missed! Stay here, eat here, you won't be sorry.
- 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