Relais Briuccia e Ristorante Capitolo Primo

Montallegro, Agrigento
+39 339 7592176
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€120 - €175
per night

Experience outstanding hospitality at this aristocratic palazzo with a Michelin-rated restaurant downstairs and seven unique bedrooms above


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€120 - €175 per night

The Experience

Husband-and-wife team Damiano and Adriana (chef and hostess respectively) returned to their hometown to open this highly regarded restaurant with rooms, set in a restored mansion in the centre of town.

The uniquely decorated bedrooms are on different floors, each with a sitting room. Breakfast is served in the bright atrium and includes fresh ricotta, local cheeses, prosciutto, fresh bread and pastries. Lunch is on request; dinner features tasting menus with an international twist, accompanied by a vast selection of Sicilian wines (a glass floor in reception gives you a peek into the cellar). Don’t miss the chance to get cooking lessons from Damiano if you can.

Nearby is the untouched coastline of the Natural Reserve di Torre Salsa and the ruins of an ancient Greek village at Eraclea Minoa; the Valle dei Templi archaeological site is 30km away and Scala dei Turchi, a scenic rocky cliff with steps leading into the sea, is 18km.

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We think you'll love

  • Damiano's imaginative gourmet cuisine, the result of international experience brought home to his native town
  • The rich, colourful and authentically Sicilian ambience of the palazzo
  • Staying in an area yet to be discovered by mainstream tourism but near both minor and major attractions
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You should know

  • Most of the rooms are on upper floors, so ask for a room on the first floor if stairs are a problem
  • You'll need a car to really explore the area properly


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €120
Singles, €90. Extra bed €30.
5 Doubles
From €120


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included with direct bookings. Restaurant onsite. Lunch & dinner, 3 courses, €50, 5 courses, €60, 6 courses, €70.


Foodie alert! For the passionate gourmet or those who prefer to gaze amazed on the sidelines, here is your chance to ignite your senses and dive deep into the refined, colourful, truly authentic world of native Sicilian hosts Chef Damiano and hostess par excellence, Ariana. Sleep in rooms that shout character and comfort, take an eye-opening class and then experience "poetry in every dish"

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The wine-coloured palazzo dates from 1850 and stands out in a row of ordinary cement houses in the small town of Montallegro, where you'll find some basic shops but also a very good one called Tadaro, which sells cheese made from the sheep that graze nearby pastures. The nearest towns are Sciacca to the west and Agrigento to the east, both 30km away.

Local points of interest from Damiano & Adriana Baglio

  • For those who love the most intimate places in Sicily and refined local tastes this is the right place. The Chapter Primo restaurant is the ideal destination to spend a pleasant stay while enjoying chef Damiano's 'Gourmand' creations.
  • Taking part in a cooking and wine lesson led by chef Damiano Ferraro, completed with a final tasting is an activity not to be missed for those who are curious and passionate about food and wine. It will be a gastronomic experience of the highest levels.
  • Among the scents of the Mediterranean and the song of the cicadas from the pine forest, the turquoise beauty of the sea opens up to the eyes. A fragment of paradise where you can be pampered by the melody of the waves and the caress of the sun.
  • For nature and sea lovers, about ten km away from Montallegro there are the WWF Nature Reserves of Torre Salsa and Foce del Platani where it is possible to follow nature trails with long walks among the Mediterranean.
  • In the morning our guests can start their day with a rich and tasty breakfast, served in the winter garden and carefully chosen of both sweet and savoury delicacies. Breakfast at Relais Briuccia is a true Food Experience.
  • We believe so much in sustainability and seasonality. Our cuisine focuses on organic ingredients grown by small local producers and beyond and we pay particular attention to Vegan and Vegetarian diets.


Damiano & Adriana Baglio

Damiano and Adriana live in an apartment down the street but are available at any time of day and they love to help guests plan their itineraries. They both grew up in Montallegro and have fond childhood memories of playing in what was then an abandoned palazzo. After illustrious careers in cuisine and hospitality around the world, they moved back to their hometown with their children in 2007.