Agriturismo La Casa di Melo

Bed & Breakfast

Delicious vegetarian cooking, a pool, lemon groves and hazy views of the Hyblaean mountains make a perfect escape near Cassibile


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The heady smell of orange blossom on a warm breeze greets you at the gates to animal-lover Lorenzo’s organic farm, where he and his wife live with five adopted dogs. Around the 18th-century farmhouse stretch the grounds: succulent plants, palms and oaks, cotton bushes and citrus trees provide a deliciously sensory setting for the large pool. Laid-back Lorenzo has created an alluring retreat with an appeal that comes from its disarming simplicity – a charming touch of the ascetic in the aesthetics – but which artfully combines old and new: tiled floors, simple colour schemes in the bedrooms, arched windows with shutters, exposed stone walls, vintage painted furniture… even a couple of rooms with no TV, and all complemented by smart modern bathrooms. Breakfasts (and dinner) are organic and vegetarian with lots of farm produce, from freshly baked bread to homemade juice and jams (grapefruit, orange and cinnamon, lemon…). Shops and restaurants are just a couple of miles down the road, Siracuse is within easy distance, bikes can be hired and several natural reserves popular with bird watchers are close by.


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 3 nights in August. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner €25 per person. Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €75
Singles €55-€65.
5 Doubles
From €75
1 Suite for 2
From €110
2 Twins
From €75
1 Suite for 2
From €95


We had a marvellous ten days here. The hospitality food and ambience were wonderful. Lorenzo and Chiara were superb hosts.The food was a treat...vegetarian might sound challenging but with the flavours of the Sicilian country menu it was a joy. Lorenzo's enthusiasm for Sicilian organic wines meant that we were treated to a whole new perspective on wines of that region...not the inevitable Nero d' Avola ut a whole new vision of Sicilian wine making. We certainly hope to return to this relaxing and beautiful place and to enjoy such hospitality.

Jeremy, Salisbury

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