Polizzi Generosa, Sicily
Beautiful agriturismo surrounded by the dramatic countryside of the Madonie National Park, at an elevation of 900 metres, cool breezes ease the summer heat.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
Masseria Susafa has been in the Saeli-Rizzuto family for five generations and they are still are very ‘hands-on’ in the running of this beautiful agriturismo. It is set in the hills of the Madonie National Park and is surrounded by very dramatic countryside. The hills are very fertile and during spring are as green as anywhere you’ll find in Sicily. Susafa is 900 metres above sea-level meaning that on the hottest days of the Sicilian summer you’ll find it’s slightly cooler than the coast.
There are thirteen ensuite bedrooms all tastefully furnished and each with an individual seating area outside on the lawns. There is also a super roof terrace where you can enjoy an aperitivo while the sun sets over the beautiful view. Should you prefer a self-catering option there is one three bedroom apartment which can be rented either by the night or weekly.
There is a fabulous restaurant with a truly Sicilian menu. Almost all the ingredients are sourced locally, coming either from the farm or from local suppliers. Lunch is served in the main restaurant daily as is dinner and there is an appetising menu to chose from. Drinks are served throughout the day and evening in a large barn which has been converted into a comfortable seating area and should you need to escape the midday sun films are shown daily on a large screen in a small lounge area just off the bar.
Within the grounds is a super pool which offers lots of covered shade around it and boasts another fabulous view. While Masseria Susafa is immersed in some stunning, tranquil countryside Cefalù, Agrigento and Palermo are all within easy reach for day trips.
We think Masseria Susafa is the perfect location to spend a few days at the start or end any holiday in Sicily, the surroundings will immediately make you feel relaxed and immerse you in this beautiful Sicilan countryside.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Extra bed (in Double or Superior): £30
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for availability.
Martin Prince, Andover
This was a really beautiful place with a high standard of accommodation – almost undersold on the website. Although remote and slightly challenging to get to, this was worth it for the peaceful location and wonderful scenery. This was our favourite of the three we stayed in on our trip to Sicily and we would love to go back. The staff were exceptional. The food was fantastic and the Massiera was beautiful.