Casa Migliaca

Pettineo, Messina
Bed & Breakfast


Rustic, quirky and layered with history, this is an exquisite slice of traditional Sicilian life, with welcoming and generous hosts

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

In the hills of the north coast lies this irresistible 30-acre lemon and olive farm – come in October and join in the olive harvest – the home of Sebastiano, Maria Teresa and their son Luca. The limestone farmhouse occupies a converted olive mill and sits amidst tangled gardens, surrounded by grounds which yield a heavenly array of fruit and vegetables for use in Teresa’s local specialities. Rooms are spacious and charming, with tiled floors, traditional furniture, white walls and unfussy en suites tucked into corners. Signs of the building’s former use are prevalent, from the bed – with glass sides for viewing – on top of the olive reservoir, to the splendid oil mill lounge, with remnants of the old paste press and a large table fashioned from the mill stone. Sumptuous breakfasts of breads, cakes, fruit and cheese are served buffet-style from the kitchen table. Wander into Pettineo village (a ten-minute walk), visit Cefalù, explore the coast or take a boat trip to the Aeolian Islands. This is authentic Sicily in all its Mediterranean glory, as seductive as you would imagine such a place to be.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Dinner, B&B €78 per person per night. Half board only.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
Surcharges
Singles €80. Children 3-12 €30-€39 per night.
6 Doubles
From €120
2 Triples
From €160

Reviews

A group of us took the whole house and used it as a base. We loved it. Luca's family are perfect hosts and the dinners and breakfasts are to die for - all locally produced and beautifully cooked. There is plenty of shady space to relax or wander in on the estate if you just want to chill. Plenty of good places to swim in the sea and have lunch nearby. The rooms are really comfortable and very well furnished. It has a really happy atmosphere and Luca is full of good suggestions as to where to go and what to see. We could not have had a happier holiday.

Antony, London

Luca is the perfect host and the experience of dining with his family is wonderful and unique (though we got more out of it than the non-Italian speaking couple from the Home Counties). The house is wonderful and the cooking fresh and casalinga. It was a unique and memorable experience which we strongly recommend to our more adventurous friends

Simon, Toronto

Perfection in Sicily. A wonderful property with spacious rooms, a warm communal dining area, and spectacular orchards and groves. Theresa's cuisine is divine, Luca is a marvelous host and a wealth of local information, and Sebastiano is always willing to share his love for the olive groves. We were made to feel like family, and will be back for a return visit.

Ken, Vancouver

We stayed here in summer 2015 and it really was the higlight of our Sicily trip. Luca was a fantastic host and Casa Migliaca was the most beautiful experience from the food to the 'full of life' dinners around the olive mill stone table. The food was delicious, rustic Italien family food. The surroundings were peaceful and the accommodation simple and elegant. We hope to see you again Luca!

Lucy, Bristol

Glad to see you've added Casa Migliaca to the site! My sister-in-law and I stayed here in 2013 and both sent you a recommendation about it. It remains a favorite of ours. For anyone planning to visit Sicily (and it is well worth visiting), base yourself here for the north coast and prepare to enjoy long, pleasant evenings around the table (seats a dozen or so) with excellent food and wine and friendly conversation!

Aimee, St. augustine, florida

Read more reviews Down arrow

Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gianluca Catalfamo

  • Casa Migliaca is an active working farm, alongside the traditional olive oil production, cultivation of lemons. It covers approximately 12 hectares and with a constant flow of spring water.
  • Ideal starting point for outdoor activities: maps available to those who want to find hiking routes of varying length and difficulty that are available nearby. The sea is just a few km away.
  • In the period of the olive harvest, in Sicily usually the second half of October, you can actively participate and take home your share of oil in proportion to the olives harvested.
  • Italian language courses for foreigners are held at Casa Migliaca, by reservation only, and conducted by professional teachers with daily, weekly or monthly lessons.
  • Mistretta: ancient village with a strong medieval imprint which maintains, in an exemplary manner, its original architectural features; make sure you visit the alleys and streets of the town with stone buildings and the streets paved in stone.
  • Cefalù: important tourist centre of Arab-Norman origins, do not miss a visit to the Cathedral, the Washing Saracens, and for the most willing the climb up to the rock above following the path up to the temple of Diana and then the medieval walls.