The Sicilian countryside extends for kilometers in the hinterland of the island, also touching points near the sea. The inland provinces certainly enjoy the privilege of huge cultivated spaces in which the colors and the alternation of crops play a key role in bringing the true hedonistic experience to life in Sicily.
The farms between Enna and Piazza Armerina
As we have just said in the previous paragraph, the internal provinces of Enna are certainly favored if we talk about open spaces and farms that recall the origins of the territory. The wine and food and wine production of the place meets the authenticity of the territory through 360 ° experiences in taste, conviviality and exploration of the territory itself. A different holiday, to get to know the life and rhythms of the Sicilian countryside, in an ancient farm in the heart of the island, among crops of wheat, olive trees and vineyards. This is the proposal of Mandrascate, a fortified stone farmhouse of the seventeenth century, a typical expression of the old large estate, perfectly preserved in its integrity: around its “bagghiu” (courtyard) there are in fact houses, stables, barns and warehouses even today. live as you did then. Piazza Armerina, also in the province of Enna and famous for its mosaics, completes the bucolic journey of the enchanting observers with a piece of history that should certainly not be underestimated: the largest collection of ancient mosaics in the area. In this way you can easily combine the visit to the countryside with the part of tourism focused on culture.
Sicilian Countryside near Siracusa and Catania
The Sicilian bagli are also present between the provinces of Syracuse and Catania. The very large spaces of the plain of Catania and the imperious beauty that extends between the very first northern part of the Syracusan province and the Val di Noto – in the south – are the setting for these typical residences where you can relive the traditional glories of Sicily. In fact, it is not difficult to find typical residences that recall a little the style of American colonial houses in which the products of the earth and the typical flavors surround a real hedonistic experience.