Palmento La Rosa
Rent a villa in eastern Sicily now and discover a completely different island.
Palmento La Rosa offers great peace and quiet.
Within the beautiful Park of Etna lies this sophisticated winery, Palmento La Rosa: built in 1791, this wonderful mansion is located far from the mass tourism destinations and offers great peace and quiet within vineyards and a lush Mediterranean garden rich in roses, cacti, fruit and palm trees. It is located on the feet of Mt. Etna, 700meters above sea level: this ensures a stunning, breath-taking view of the “Costa dei Ciclopi”, and a mild and very pleasant climate all year long.
The 9000sqm-wide estate was enriched with a vineyard in 2006: the house has been used as a wine press from 1827 and until a few years ago, hence the name “Palmento” (millstone). The structure and rustic beauty of the house have been maintained during a recent renovation, and a 10-meters press beam still dominates the wide 300smq living area. Chestnut wood doors and floors, a clever wooden ceiling and roughcast white walls: the atmosphere here is really one of a kind. Two rustic and romantic fireplaces, top-quality Sicilian furniture and details, a pool table and a library are beautifully set in the living and dining area, a very cosy room perfect for relax developped on three levels.
There are four double rooms in Palmento La Rosa estate, all spacious and beautifully furnished, with wooden pavements and nice views on the garden and the sea.
Located on the ground-floor, private terrace
Double bed (180x 200cm)
Bathroom with corner bath and shower
Ground-floor room with direct access to the Mediterranean garden
Double bed (160×200 cm)
Bathroom with shower
Located on the first-floor, with fan
Double bed (180x 200 cm)
Bathroom with bath and shower
Located on the first floor, equipped with fan
Double bed (160×200 cm)
Bathroom with bath and shower
The terrace of the house is equipped with deck chairs and seats, and is surrounded by the flavors and scents of the lemon and palm trees, cacti and roses of the Mediterranean garden.
Cuisine – A lot of cultures have been living in Sicily since thousands of years ago: the cultural richness of this island is reflected on its culinary tradition as well. Greeks, Romans, Normans, Spanish and Arabs contributed to the variety of Sicilian cuisine: as your sight gets impressed by the brightly colored, artfully crafted cakes and sweets, you are simultaneously perceiving a glimpse of the Baroque style that pervades the whole island. Palmento La Rosa’s dining area is the most idyllic place to enjoy your dinner: delicious meals with Mediterranean specialties and a tasteful selection of regional wines, such as the Outis and the Rovitello, coming from the famous Biondi and Benanti vineyards. We’ll start with an aperitivo and plenty of starters, then first and second course, and then a delicious dessert and a strong espresso coffee; our meals are carefully prepared with fresh local products – this is why we kindly ask you to book your dinner a day before.
Your hosts – Born in Switzerland, we have lived and worked as stylist and fashion photographer in Paris for long years: we enjoyed this beautiful city, as we are arts and literature enthusiasts. Nonetheless, at some point a change was needed, and we decided to move to Haute-Saône: here, we ran a b&b in the Epenoux castle. Meeting our guests and getting to know them was our most favourite activity, together with the chance of sharing our passion for delicious food with them. During our travels, we have not been able to resist the charms of Sicily’s cultural, artistic and culinary heritage: Palmento La Rosa was love at first sight!
We really care about personal service: we encourage our guests to talk to us, as we are always happy to answer their questions and satisfy their needs. That’s what you’ll find here: a great mixture of Swiss quality, the charms of France and the world-famous Italian hospitality.
Cultural and leisure activities
Jeep Safari to Etna Sicilian picnic
Day trip to Noto, Syracuse and the Natural Park of Vendicari Sicilian picnic
Wine tasting with a visit to the wine cellar
Visit a cheese factory with tasting
Prices per night / 2 people 2014
including a rich daily breakfast
|27th February - 05th June
25th September - 31st December
|€ 140||€ 130||€ 130||€ 120||€ 30|
|05th June - 25th September
Christmas - New Year - Easter
|€ 160||€ 150||€ 150||€ 130||€ 30|
The dinner based on meat € 35 / person, based on fish € 45 / person.
It is also possible to organise tasting sessions of local products.
Palmento La Rosa will be a perfect base for the discovery of South-Eastern Sicily: around Mt. Etna you'll find plenty of pleasant Baroque towns, and the volcano can be visited both on your own or by organised daily tours. The cities of Catania, Taormina and Acireale are stunning destinations providing international art and fashion, while Siracusa, Piazza Armerina, Noto and Caltagirone will be perfect for a sightseeing trip. Do not hesitate: ask us about tailor-made tours, opera and theatre tickets, and details about transport. And do not forget to ask us for our special treat for our guests: a wine-tasting day with typical appetizers or BBQs at various estates with vineyards around.
Daily trips in the area:
– Mount Etna, with organised tour or own transport
– Catania, town centre, shopping, market, nightlife
– Taormina, bustling town, Teatro Greco, shopping, nightlife, beaches
– Baroque towns around Mount Etna (Nicolosi, Zafferana, Milò, Viagrande, Acireale)
– Piazza Armerina, Villa Romana del Casale, mosaics
– Siracusa, Teatro Greco, town centre
– Caltagirone, churches, La Scala, ceramic ware
– Noto, beautiful Baroque town
– Circumetnea railway, which runs around the base of Mount Etna
– Alcántara Valley
– Cycling tours
– Golf (Linguaglossa)
– Cultural tours
– Winery tours
– Photo tours
These trips can be mixed and matched according to your personal preferences. Public transport is available even if infrequent. Palmento La Rosa can be reached only by car.
Airport of Catania (35 km)
Car recommended - Transfer airport - Resort on request
We can book a rental car for you through our contractual HOLIDAYAUTOS
Nearest shops and restaurants - 3 km