Contrada Vallegrande, where both the main habitation and the two small guests cottages are to be found, lies at around 700 metres above s.l., and is enriched with the typical Mediterranean vegetation of pines, cypresses, hawthorns, oaks, chestnuts, poplars, lime trees and olives, together with a varied undergrowth and, of course, the wisteria (glicine) that lends its name to the farm. All is abundantly watered by the natural fountains that supply healthy drinking water. The continental climate allows for the pleasant intermediate seasons of Spring and Autumn, that are accompanied by the songs of birds like golden oriols, cuckoos, nightingales, finches, bee-eaters etc., while Summer heat is mitigated by the green vegetation and Winter cold can count on the abundance of wood for log fires.

The decision to move to this area in the early 80s, was strongly prompted by Yvonne and Santi’s desire to live in a largely ‘natural’ countryside, in a clean and quiet area along the SP12, almost exclusively frequented by local traffic. The non-aggressive relationship between people and their surroundings, is frequently commented upon by visitors. One of the most beautiful notes is given by the changing light - looking up to the sky, above the different tones of green on a serene Summer’s day, the turquoise blue brings cheer to the heart and inspiration to the spirit.

How to Arrive

FROM CATANIA (90 Km)
Enter the A19 motorway at the direction Catania-Palermo, and after 43 km exit at “Dittaino” (Industrial area) and continue on the SP75 in the direction of Valguarnera – Piazza Armerina.
After 2 km, turn right onto the SS192 and continue for about 6 km before turning right on the SP4 in the direction of Piazza Armerina (16 km).
Turn left on the SS117BIS in the direction of Piazza Armerina for 10 km.
Exit at Piazza Armerina North. At the first crossroad turn sharp right in the direction of Barrafranca and follow the SP12 for about 10 km.
On your left you will find our Agritourism.

IN BRIEF

  • Motorway A19 direction Catania-Palermo (55 km) exit “Dittaino” (Industrial area);
  • SP75 direction Valguarnera Caropepe (2 km);
  • SS192 direction Piazza Armerina (6 km);
  • SP4 direction Piazza Armerina (16 km), SS117BIS direction Piazza Armerina (10 km);
  • SP12 direction Barrafranca (10 km).

 

FROM COMISO (80 Km)
Take the regional road Micciché Deserto Billona for 1,2 km and turn right onto the SP4 for 11,8 km. Continue onto the SP150 for 3km. On arriving at Mazzarrone, follow across the town and continue on the SP150. Take the SP63 Via Botteghelle exit Mazzarrone for 3 km. Continue on the SP63 for 12 km. At the roundabout take the first exit SP34 for 2 km. Turn left on the SS124 for 4 km. Arriving at Caltagirone, turn left onto Via Cristoforo Colombo.
Continue on the SS124 for 11 km, cross San Michele di Ganzaria and continue for 5 km. At the junction turn right towards Piazza Armerina on the SS117BIS for approximately 16 km. Exit at Piazza Armerina North and turn left in the direction of Barrafranca for around 2 km. Arriving at the crossroad for Aidone, keep to the left and follow the SP12 for around 10 km.
On your left you will find our Agritourism.

IN BRIEF

  • Regional road Micciché Deserto Billona (1,2 km);
  • SP4 ( 11,8 km);
  • SP150 towards Mazzarrone (3 km);
  • SP63 (15 km);
  • SP34 (2  km);
  • SP124 towards Caltagirone – San Michele di Ganzaria (20 km);
  • SS117BIS towards Piazza Armerina (16 km);
  • SP12 direction Barrafranca (10 km).

 

FROM PALERMO (150 Km)
Take the A19 motorway in the direction of Palermo-Catania, and after 120 km exit at “Enna”, turn left and continue on the SS117BIS in the direction of Enna Bassa.
After 6 km turn left onto the SS561/Via Pergusina and continue for around 7 km before turning left on the SP4 in the direction of Piazza Armerina (3,5 km).
Turn left on the SS117BIS in the direction of Piazza Armerina for 10 km.
Exit at Piazza Armerina North. At the first crossroad turn sharp right in the direction of Barrafranca and follow the SP12 for about 10 km.
On your left you will find our Agritourism.

IN BRIEF

  • Motorway A19 direction Palermo- Catania (122,5 km), exit “Enna”;
  • SS117BIS direction Enna Bassa (6 km);
  • SS561/Via Pergusina in the direction Piazza Armerina (7 km);
  • SP4 direction Piazza Armerina (3,5 km);
  • SS117BIS direction Piazza Armerina (10 km);
  • SP12 direction Barrafranca (10 km).

Coordinate GPS

N 37.420508
E 14.337532

Facilities

Services offered to our guests:

Heating, Park or Garden, Swimming Pool, Parking, Wi-fi at main house, Vegetarian Meals, Cooking and BBQ, Meditation Center, Trekking, Iron, Ironing board, Hair dryer, Patio.

Contact Informations

  • C.da Vallegrande, Piazza Armerina, EN, 94015
  • Tel/Fax: +39 0935 684 119
    Mobile: +39 368 321 3006

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