Dipped in the uncontaminated green of the Enna’s hills, bordering with the natural reserve of the lake of Pergusa, among fields and biological cultivations, in the homonym district, the stone farmhouse “Baglio Pollicarini” rises.
In the seventeenth century, the central nucleus of the residence was a small convent lived by a community of monks, devoted to a type of simple and rural life. It is demonstration of it the rising Saint Rosalia, situated in the part more declives of the fund, with the function to irrigate the garden and to water the livestock. When the community of the monks faded away, took the possession of the area a group of soldiers, which transformed it in a garrison; an evidence of it is the “garitta” sets to the entry. On ending of the nineteenth century, the whole ownership passed in the hands of a noble Nicosia’s family, which used it actually to the sixties as estate of hunting and abode of summer vacation. Accurately restored by the actual owners, the farm house preserves in every stone of it all the peculiarities of agricultural residence, strengthened and noble.
The desire of a rediscovery of the tradition with the pleasure to return to the distant tastes of infancy, to the dishes prepared with care in the respect of rules and in demand times, belong to our typical Sicilian kitchen, rich of aromas, tastes, contrasts and imagination.
We have: single, double and triple rooms for a total of 15 bed places with accessibility to the otherwise skilled. They are also to your disposition alcoves rooms, ex abodes of the monks, whose walls are frescoed with painted of the nineteenth century. The Sicilian furnishing, of the first ones of the twentieth century, simple, sober but at the same time taken care in the least details will make even more pleasant your overnight stay. Free Wi-Fi connection. You will have the possibility to bring with you your animals of small ransom. We have available open air areas equipped for camping and a park for children.
The farmhouse offers the possibility to realize receptions, conferences, shows of art and concerts. The area devoted to the country museum and the tasting of typical products will accompany us to the rediscovery of our ancient traditions. You will be able to effect excursions on foot and mountain-bike and to participate in the agricultural activities of the farm. Its central position allows to reach the greatest neighboring artistic-cultural centers easily as the castle of Lombardy with Norman origin, the tower of Fred II of Svevia, the Enna’s Cathedral, the mosaics of “Villa Romana del Casale”, the archaeological zone of Morgantina, the castle of Sperlinga dug entirely in the rock, Caltagirone with its famous ceramics of author… and so many others small places and less known adjacent towns, which always hide some artistic jewel.
The Agricultural firm, totally in biological regime it has a general surface of it Has 24, divided in terrestrial seminativis, wooded, uliveti and ortivi.
The uliveto, that surrounds the firm with his variety of present cultivar (Giarraffa, Round Iblea, Moorish and Nocellara of the Etna) they allow the production of extravergine biological oil, green olives in brine and olives black batches.