The farm
 

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In our farm, you can enjoy your holidays with all our services.



What we offer


  1. -Swimming pool

  2. -Walking tour in the woods

  3. -Tipical sicilian food

  4. -Birds watching



























 
 

THE FARM AND THE MADONIE

Fattoria Pianetti is an eighteen-century farmhouse nestled amongst century-old oak trees and offers breathtaking views of Palermo and the surrounding mountains.

Fields, with cows and goats grazing nearby, surround the farmhouse. It is located within the Madonie National Park, 700 meters above sea level, 14 km from the seaside resort of Cefalù, and one hour from Palermo by car or train.


Centrally located near some of Sicily’s most important and historic sites, Fattoria Pianetti provides the ideal hub for day excursions.  Explore ancient Agrigento, the Piazza Amerina – with its famous Roman villa, Segesta -- with some of the most notable Greek temples in the Mediterranean, the hilltop medieval city of Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, and still be back in time for dinner!

Just a few kilometers inland gain fascinating insight into local culture by exploring some of Sicily’s most charming medieval villages like Ganci, Castelbuono, Polizzi and in the summer join in the festivities as the village of Petralia celebrates its Saint’s day, complete with holy processions.


Fattoria Pianetti’s is steeped history and tradition.  It has been in the Lanza family since the early 900’s and the family takes pride in its history and preservation.

The botanist Domenico Lanza, who discovered the Abies Nebrodensis, built the stunning gardens surrounding the property.

Today, the Lanza family’s continuous passion for nature ensure the preservation of the property’s exceptional variety of trees and plants including: the Pero Mandorlino tree and a majestic 500 year old oak tree. These trees are part of the route of the monumental tress mentioned by Madonie Park.


THE BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND THE RESTAURANT

Fattoria Pianetti is a biological farm.

Our cheeses are made of cow, goat and sheep's milk.

In particular: milk, fresh ricotta cheese, fresh or aged pecorino cheese, caciocavallo, ricotta salata can be purchased directly in the company from March to September.

The restaurant serves typical Sicilian food with locally grown ingredients.



THE STRUCTURE AND THE ROOMS

The outbuildings, originally used for the production of cheese, have now been converted into holiday cottages.

The simple but cozy rooms have their own bathrooms and are situated a stone’s throw away from the communal dining room.

We have 10 rooms with double beds and in some rooms there is the possibility of adding another single bed.

Each room features large windows overlooking the patio next to the restaurant.

There is also an apartment with a private bathroom and kitchen that can accommodate up to 4 people.

There are two single rooms and a room with a bathroom for the handicapped.



ACTIVITIES AND GROUPS OF MEDITATION

Fattoria Pianetti offers the ideal location for activities such a bird watching and nature walks, meditation, self-healing and bio-energetics.

Daily boat trips from Cefalù to the Aeolian Islands are available from July -August.

From April - July and in September and October we organize special weekends dedicated to the introduction of Buddhist or Sufi meditation techniques.

We also offer a variety of workshops, ranging from three to six days, in which participants create, through painting, dance, massage and breathing, a space and an inner silence.



FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONS

GANGI: Festival of the spike

In the second week of August, experience local folklore and traditions by joining the local community as they celebrate the Festival of the Spike.  There is a procession during which six big loaves of bread, weighing 12 kilos each, are blessed and the pieces are shared with believers. There is also a parade of oxen drawn carts carrying young girls dress dressed in white offering pomegranates to spectators.




Festival of the “Burgisi”, Feast of San Cataldo (May 10), Feast of Our Lady of the Annunciation (March 25), Feast of the Holy Spirit (the day after Pentecost)..


CASTELBUONO: Feast for the patron Sant’Anna ending on July 27 with a crowded procession of the relics. The feast lasts three days during which various events take place.

Feast of San Giovanni, Carnevale June 24, fava beans and potatoes are boiled in the “quarare”, a typical pot, in the middle of the streets of the town.




PETRALIA SOTTANA: Maypole Dance First Sunday after the 15th of August. It recalls the ancient nuptial processions, 12 or 36 couples dressed in traditional clothes dance around a pole interlacing the ribbons they hold in their hands.

Feast of the patron Saint San Calogero June 18

Holy Week Ends on Easter Sunday with the traditional “U’Ncuntru” (the meeting between the processions from Petralia Sottana and Soprana).

“Virgineddi di San Giuseppe” March 19

Festival of the chestnuts during October.




FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER MADONIE’S HISTORICAL TOWNS, PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE.

http://www.parks.it/parco.madonie/Ecom.php



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CONTACT US:

Email: fattoriapianetti@yahoo.com


Fattoria: +390921421890

Cellulare: +393396587379

 

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