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“Paradise on Earth!”
Review of Regaleali

Regaleali
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Paradise on Earth!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This place is like going back 200 years to a time when life was relaxed and slower and you actually took the time to enjoy yourself, your friends, and your family. "Baglio" - which defines Regaleali - means manor in Italian, and it is truly reminiscent of the Sicilian version of the manors you read about in times past.
We stayed here last October and was immediately impressed with the hospitality - Corrado greeted us with a warm hug and after giving us time to settle in, we were offered a drink and a full, multi-course dinner prepared by the baglio. Our "room" was huge - we had an apartment with two bedrooms, two baths, a living room, and a kitchen (that we never used because all meals were included in our stay) We enjoyed a full tour of the cantina with a wine tasting of five ones - one from each of Tasca d'Almertia's properties. My favorite part, besides that fact that Corrado was available to fulfill our ever travel desire from riding bikes through the estate to picnicking in the vines to playing soccer on the field just outside the baglio - was the food and the wines. The wines are world-renowned, so that was no surprise, but the food is AMAZING. We learned the family is not only committed to their wines but also preserving fresh Sicilian cuisine, and so dishes are typical, delicious, and express the land from which they came.
There is also the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school on property, which is specifically dedicated to this mission of Tasca's. We took one of the classes after touring the two gardens, and were impressed by the knowledge that was shared in addition to the cuisine. The ATL school is so much more than just a school, it is a place of research as well.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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83 reviews
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“A wonderful winery, restaurant and boutique hotel”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

In the rolling hills of Sicily near the village of Vallelungo you'll find Regaleali. Owned and operated by the same family for hundreds of years any visitor is in store for a treat. The best plan is to book a room for a couple of days and then sit back and enjoy. You'll be welcomed by either Corado or Luigi who will greet you as long lost family. The lodging is housed in the families main house and oozes charm and antiquity. The rates including almost unlimited wine tasting and 3 plus meals per day. Lunch and dinner with your fellow lodgers and the winery team is not to be missed. The food is absolutely fabulous and most ingredients come from the family farm. A highlight is the sheeps milk ricotta made fresh regularly on sight.

About a 1.5 hour drive from Palermo and couldn't be a better experience for those wishing to get away (in a luxurious way).

Visited July 2014
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Island of Malta, Malta
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“Wine glorious wine”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a must do event. The tour of the wine estate includes a run around the entire winery production and an excellent professional insight into the various processes to produce the high end wines and spumanti. The winery is genuine and run by generations of locals with a love for the land. The tour can be followed by a four course typically Sicilian meal with a wine for every course and an explanation of the linkage between the chosen wine and food. Control yourself as by the end of it you wont be able to walk, but make sure to ask for the world class Cannoli di Maria.
The town of Vllelunga may be a tad difficuclt to find, but once you do, the estate it is well signposted.

Visited September 2013
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