Agriturismo La Casa di Melo

Siracusa
Bed & Breakfast


Delicious vegetarian cooking, a pool, lemon groves and hazy views of the Hyblaean mountains make a perfect escape near Cassibile

Bedroom

9 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The heady smell of orange blossom on a warm breeze greets you at the gates to animal-lover Lorenzo’s organic farm, where he and his wife live with five adopted dogs. Around the 18th-century farmhouse stretch the grounds: succulent plants, palms and oaks, cotton bushes and citrus trees provide a deliciously sensory setting for the large pool. Laid-back Lorenzo has created an alluring retreat with an appeal that comes from its disarming simplicity – a charming touch of the ascetic in the aesthetics – but which artfully combines old and new: tiled floors, simple colour schemes in the bedrooms, arched windows with shutters, exposed stone walls, vintage painted furniture… even a couple of rooms with no TV, and all complemented by smart modern bathrooms. Breakfasts (and dinner) are organic and vegetarian with lots of farm produce, from freshly baked bread to homemade juice and jams (grapefruit, orange and cinnamon, lemon…). Shops and restaurants are just a couple of miles down the road, Siracusa is within easy distance, bikes can be hired and several natural reserves popular with bird watchers are close by.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 3 nights in August. Parking on-site.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €25 per person. Restaurants 3km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Surcharges
Singles €55-€65.
5 Doubles
From €75
1 Suite for 2
From €110
2 Twins
From €75
1 Suite for 2
From €95

Reviews

We loved it! Restful, relaxing - an oasis of calm. A welcome break among Sicily's amazing and unrivaled historical sites (and sights). Lawrence & Simon are charming, attentive and knowledgeable, about the area, the food and passionate about local wine. Loved starting the day with a dip in the pool, and ending it with one of their amazing buffets (the breakfasts are equally amazing - and huge), a glass or two of excellent wine and Nino Nino or Monstro as company. With Siracusa, my favourite place in Sicilia.

Brian & gill, London

We had a marvellous ten days here. The hospitality food and ambience were wonderful. Lorenzo and Chiara were superb hosts.The food was a treat...vegetarian might sound challenging but with the flavours of the Sicilian country menu it was a joy. Lorenzo's enthusiasm for Sicilian organic wines meant that we were treated to a whole new perspective on wines of that region...not the inevitable Nero d' Avola ut a whole new vision of Sicilian wine making. We certainly hope to return to this relaxing and beautiful place and to enjoy such hospitality.

Jeremy, Salisbury

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Location

The neighbourhood