Founded in 1637 by the Tomasi family, Palma Montechiaro, located a few miles from Agrigento, inspired Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in writing the famous novel "The Leopard". In its countryside stands the Mandranova Resort, surrounded by a beautiful garden with palm trees and African plants. On the hill, not far from the sea, there is the olive grove of the farm, which produces oil of very good quality. Mandranova Resort is about 170 km far from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and 180 km from Falcone-Borsellino in Palermo. Its secluded location offers a truly spectacular view of the surrounding nature. Due to its position check-in is mandatory by 7pm, in order to be able to reach the Resort during daylight. The Hotel reserves the right to refuse arrivals outside the above mentioned times.
The typical Sicilian country house with its stables and its old stores, has now been transformed into an elegant residence that combines the traditional with the modern concept of hospitality. The rustic furniture live together with modern elements, creating a simple and friendly style setting, just a few steps from the sea of Sicily as well the infinity pool invites for a bath during the very hot moments (the pool is open from mid April to mid October).
Rooms – the check-in is mandatory by 19h00
At Mandranova Resort, the rooms are divided into different environments. The Farmhouse (Il Casale), once composed of stables and warehouses, has six double rooms and three suites, featuring original family furnishings transporting guests in an atmosphere typical of the Sicily of the past. Two rooms are on the first floor of the Casello, which originally housed a small railway station dating back to the early '900. Spacious and bright, have a four poster bed and an independent air conditioning system. The Robazza, old winery built of stone and plaster, houses two ground floor rooms and a third room in the turret, from where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful view of the sea. These are available in self-catering, with the possibility of using the services of the hotel.
The Restaurant of Mandranova Resort offers a traditional cuisine prepared with the products of the farm and of the territory; during the summer you can dine by candlelight in the garden in front of the restaurant. A wide selection of regional wines is available in the well-stocked cellar.
Services & Activities
The library, located in the Casale, is stocked with books in Italian and other language; during the winter months the crackling fire in the fireplace nicely accompanies the reading. In the summer, guests can find relaxing moments of peace in the tranquility of the beautiful pool. Mandranova Resort attaches great importance to promote the products of the farm, certain of their quality: Visits and tasting are held in the grounds of the Company as well as cooking classes; in September and October, visitors can personally participate to the olive-gathering and the production of the oil.
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Due to its position check-in is mandatory by 7pm, in order to be able to reach the Resort during daylight. The Hotel reserves the right to refuse arrivals outside the above mentioned times.