Firstly, it is worth clarifying that the Terralcantara Biofarm Resort (as it is marketed) actually consists of 4 separate Agriturismi. We stayed for 3 nights at Il Borgo, which is pleasantly situated in its own orange groves. Our spacious and comfortable (but slightly basic) room was in a modern annex rather than the beautiful old farmhouse, which was a shame - the farmhouse does have a couple of rooms itself. We arrived on a Sunday night and Il Borgo was not serving dinner and so we ate at the Casa Del Monache (one of the other Agriturismi) which was nothing special. Dinner at Il Borgo was much better the following night, though, especially the antipasti and delicious pasta course. Breakfast was more hit and miss though. There were nice meats and cheese, homemade jams and freshly squeezed orange juice but despite having their own groves, this was off one morning (so perhaps not that freshly squeezed!), and the bread was consistently stale.
We couldn't help but feel that, although exceptional value at less than €50 per night, Il Borgo could be so much more with a little bit more attention to detail. As a "Biofarm", they could certainly make a bit more of their homegrown produce and, with one or two additional touches, the rooms could be very nice rather than just comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Splendid luxury country resort, Il Borgo is only 20 kilometers away from Taormina, in the beautiful landscape of the Terralcantara farmstead, surrounded by over one hundred hectares of olive trees, vineyards and citrus groves that gently descend towards the sea. This is truly a spectacular view for the eyes and hearts of every traveler. Located in an ideal area to visit the Parco delle Gole dell'Alcantara and to go for walks along its trails, the country resort Il Borgo gives you the chance of enjoying a vacation in complete contact with nature and its products, staying in comfortable suites inside a completely renovated age-old farmhouse with a pool and restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Borgo Sicily/Castiglione Di Sicilia