Country farmhouse B&B Valguarnera - Piazza Armerina - Ref: MAT

This charming fortified Masseria, belonging to the Prato family since the 19th century, offers guests a unique and true hospitality, typical of the ancient Sicilian countryside house. As soon as you step in the Masseria, you will be seduced by its authentic atmosphere, its peaceful location and its conviviality. This historic house built in local stone has managed to keep over the time its Sicilian soul, thanks to the careful renovation work of Giuseppe Prato, architect. One can appreciate the lovely inner courtyard where not seldom you come across a flock of white goose, the swimming pool overlooking the hilly countryside and not least the spacious living-rooms of the mansion.
Rosa, the owner, will warmly welcome you and take you around the masseria to visit the different rooms. A Sicilian aperitif with local wine is offered to guests on their arrival. The ancient stables, barn and carriage houses along with the museum of the peasant life and a traditional Sicilian cart reflects the richness of the agricultural past still present in Sicily today. Located in the countryside between Enna and Piazza Armerina, this Agriturismo is the ideal place to discover the region and visit places such as Caltagirone, Caltanissetta, Mount Etna, the Villa Romana del Casale, the lake of Pergusa, Enna castle or the archaeological site of Aidone and Morgantina.

The rooms and apartments have been built in the ancient stables and therefore retain a lot of character. 6 rooms or apartments on the ground level all equipped with bathroom, kitchenette, TV, air conditioning and fridge. The kitchenette can be used for light meals or salads. A fully equipped kitchen is available for the use of guests upon request. Breakfast is served in the dining room and is comprehensive of local fresh cheese (ricotta, primo sale), season fruits, tarts and homemade jams, local bread and yoghurt. Do not miss eggs and ricotta, the breakfast speciality freshly prepared by the owner.

Key facts

Hospitality • Authentic atmosphere • Restful setting • Finely decorated • Spacious rooms • Close to a town

Useful information

4km Valguarnera, 21km Piazza Armerina, 28km Enna, 52km Caltagirone, 81km Catania
Rooms and apartments
Catania - 78km 
TV air conditioning car park table d'hôte on request bathroom WIFI (common areas) swimming pool bicycles credit cards accepted
Italian French English Portuguese
  • • Meeting rooms or yoga retreat
  • • Bicycles
  • • Bowling ground
  • • Archery
  • • Massages
  • • Cooking classes
  • • Production of wine, olive oil, wheat and almonds
  • • Wine and olive oil tasting at the Masseria
• 10% off on 7 nights stays
October 2019


Marie-Laure, Saint-Bard
September 2019

It is set in lovely countryside with magnificent views from the masseria and the pool area. There are shops and adequate restaurants 7 minutes drive away. Rosa is an attentive hostess and provides an excellent breakfast. She is also good at introducing her guests to each other. On the downside were the wayward shower in the bathroom (I was tempted to use it cold or try the one by the pool) and the difficult exit from the drive onto the main road. Rosa was very helpful with suggestions about visits and restaurants and did the necessary telephoning.
Are you satisfied with the service provided by Hote Italia ? Yes, this type of holiday is quite adventurous for people in their late seventies such as my wife and me and the confidence we had in Hote Italia turned out to be fully justified. We had an excellent experience.

John, Radlett
September 2019

Rosa was the absolute loveliest hostess. Her property is beautiful and she is most generous in welcoming guests. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was fantastic. Rosa had very good tips about where to eat and what to see in the area. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Anonyme, Alexandria
August 2019

Magnifique Masseria du 17ème siècle que nous aurons la chance de pouvoir visiter. Excellent accueil de Rosa et de Guiseppe, qui nous ont donné maints conseils sur la région. Excellent petit déjeuner à partir des produits de la propriété. Nous y avons passé un séjour enchanteur.

Nathalie, Paris
August 2019

Excellente. Lampes un peu plus puissantes espérées à Valguarnera. Mais tout était de haute qualité, et vos partenaires parfaits. Merci

Anonyme, Compiègne
July 2019

Excellent. Nous aimons l'accueil chaleureux.

Sophie, Bruxelles
July 2019


Philippe, Paris
June 2019

Superbe demeure restaurée avec goût pour conserver l'authenticité du lieu.
Etes-vous satisfait(e) de la prestation d'hote-italia ? : Oui, très bon échange par email a vant de partir avec des conseils supplémentaires pour définir notre itinéraire. Merci encore pour cette sélection d'hébergement qui permettent de découvrir les nombreux atouts des différentes régions de la Sicile. Nous avons eu le plaisir de participer à un cours de cuisine avec la cucina del sole. La chef Monica est une cousine éloignée de Rosita. Monica est basée à Catane et n'hésite pas à faire une heure de trajet pour les cours de cuisine. Superbe chef qui est venue avec un apprenti chef et une traductrice français même si le français de Monica est déjà très correct. Je recommande vraiment les cours de cuisine avec Monica; c'était un sueprbe expérience et Monica est une superbe cuisinière et une belle personne.

Manon, Rennes
August 2018

L'endroit est superbe, les hôtes très impressionnants, c'est une vraie expérience de partager du temps avec Rosita ! Ne pas conseiller aux personnes qui veulent rester anonymes pendant leurs vacances...

Anonyme, Asnières
August 2018

Un bel endroit, naturel et vivant, avec l'accueil chaleureux de toute une famille attachée à faire vivre le lieu, les terres et leurs histoires. Une convivialité et une qualité d'hébergement qui méritent d'être saluées.

Anonyme, Paris
August 2018

Excellente! Nous avons déjà voyagé avec hôte italia, et nous en avons été satisfaits. De plus, nous recherchons des lieux calmes et d'exception.

Isabelle, Toulouse
June 2018

Nous avons été très satisfait de Mandrascate, plein de charme, hôtesse tres attentive,piscine avec une vue magnifique, donc nous avons été très contents de cette adresse et je n'ai pas du tout de restrictions sur cette adresse qui est à recommander.

Olivier, Paris
May 2018

Tout à fait satisfaisant.

Dominique, Fourqueux
May 2018

Parfait, des gens très sympa et extrêmement accueillants. Hébergement de qualité que nous recommanderions sans hésitation. Un environnement exceptionnel.

Franck, Courbevoie
Fares 2020*
Room type Low Season
10/02 to 31/05
01/10 to 20/12
High Season
01/06 to 30/09
Single room 90€ 120€
Double standard room 110€ 140€
Suite × 2
with kitchenette
130€ 160€
Suite × 4
with kitchenette
on request on request
Table d'hôte
drinks included
per person
per person
Indicative prices   | *Breakfast included for 2 persons  
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