I found this place on the Agriturismo.it website. We had a stunning room looking on to the courtyard of this ancient Franciscan monastery which was converted into a farm in the mid 19th century. After a few days on the hot highways of Sicily, this was the perfect refuge for reading, swimming in the pool, drinking local wine and eating nice home-cooked dinners. It's a no-frills, charming agriturismo and you really feel that this is someone's home. Lily is such a friendly and welcoming hostess and left us alone to happily pass away the day by the swimming pool but always happy to go the extra mile if you ask for anything. She recommended a great place for lunch which we really enjoyed. The Valle di Templi is within easy reach but take my advice, hang by the pool, throw away your cares, get stuck into your book, surfacing now and again for a glass of local vino. It's not posh restaurant dining but it's good and wholesome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baglio Lauria, an ancient hermitage of Franciscan monks who called the property the "Crucifix" was purchased by our father, Paul Lauria in the second half of the nineteenth century, following the unification of Italy. The company of about 50 acres, originally to address the cereal-livestock, is now cultivated with vineyards, olive groves and almond orchards, and from them we get a great extra virgin offered to all our customers friends. Baglio Lauria is situated on a plateau about 300 meters. sea level, in the municipality of Campobello di Licata (Agrigento), an agricultural center dating back to 1600. The large business center, the eighteenth-century origins, after careful restoration is now used as the reception of those who want a period of rest, in sunny Sicilian countryside, enjoying the island's traditional dishes, prepared in the company by its owners. ... more less