Baglio Occhipinti

Vittoria, Ragusa
Bed & Breakfast


Warm hospitable agriturismo for foodies, designers, wine enthusiasts and all who love the ‘real’ Sicily. A happy place for families, too

Bedroom

7 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Find happiness in homemade jams at breakfast (fig, tangerine, orange), aubergine Parmigiana at dinner (creamy, delicious) and beautiful wine; the family’s wines are spicy, citrusy, organic and sold by Ottolenghi. Rosaura comes from an old Palermo family, Bruno may entertain you with his oenophilic stories, and daughter Fausta, a landscape architect, greets you warmly; they are an adorable family. Here, in the oldest wine area in the world, is their low, handsome 1800s winery – views to Etna on one side, the sea on the other – surrounded by a young garden of olive and wild almond trees. Inside: white minimalist living spaces where big lounging sofas, family antiques, art books and prints mix with open stone walls, pale terracotta tiles and a wonderful rustic stone fireplace. Bedrooms – two at ground level, two in the loft – are soothingly, spartanly white; wild flowers spill out of jugs and there’s a bath tub with a view. Visit the baroque town of Vittoria, eat well in Scoglitti, set off for the sea, return for a lap in the salt-purified pool. Marvellous.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

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
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Dinner £28. Restaurants 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £70
Surcharges
Singles £75. Dinner, B&B £40 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £24 per person per night.
2 Quadruples
From £250
5 Doubles
From £70

Accommodation

Reviews

Another great recommendation from Alistair Sawday! Despite the unusually cool and damp weather in May we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Baglio Occhipinti. The welcome was good, the rooms were comfortable, the staff were all cheerful and helpful. The cold stopped us from dining outdoors in the garden but a log fire was lit in the lovely lounge (previously part of the winery) and it was a pleasure to dine there. The food was fantastic and the wines were exciting! Sadly too cool for the lovely pool but we treated ourselves to very good in room massages!

Judith, Bridport

Wonderful food, wine, hospitality and the chance to meet like-minded, interesting guests. Fausta and her family have created a beautifully designed, yet relaxing environment. There are lots of sites and beaches to visit within easy driving distance. This is high on my list for a return visit. Thank you

Sally, Bristol

In this quiet, rural location in south-east Sicily, Fausta Ochhipinti has created a relaxing and peaceful setting for her guests. The main part of the traditional stone house, once a working winery, offers a stylish and comfortable place to idle away an hour with a glass of regional wine before Fausta serves dinner, a social and communal event beneath the stars and olive trees! Food is prepared lovingly from family recipes, with organic vegetables sourced directly from Fausta's garden. Leaving Bagglio Occhipinti was difficult - almost like leaving a dear friend! - but one can always return!

Richard

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fausta Occhipinti

  • We are in the middle of the oldest wine road in the world! Enjoy a wine tasting tour around the vineyards of the most authentic natural wine producer of the region like Azienda Agricola Occhipinti, Cos, Antica Tenuta del Nanfro. Ideal for wine lovers!
  • Baglio Occhipinti is in the middle of the six UNESCO heritage sites in Sicily: Villa Romana del Casale, the late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Caltagirone, Palazzolo, Noto, Catania), Agrigento, Syracuse and Pantalica.
  • Have a romantic walk in Puntasecca, the charming fisherman village that features in the Inspector Montalbano novels. 20 minute drive.
  • The fish market in Scoglitti, with its explosion of colors, smells and sounds, takes place every day at 11 in the morning and 4 in the evening, and its only a 15 minute drive away.
  • Everything handmade is our passion! Let's have a tour of the kitchen garden together and prepare a meal based on authentic family recipes, or make natural soap with our organic olive oil.