Where we are
A few kilometers away from the farmhouse, is the town of Montechiaro di Palma. Founded in 1637 by the Tomasi di Lampedusa family, it was the place where Giuseppe Tomasi drew inspiration to write his masterpiece “The Leopard”.
Mandranova is situated in the part of Sicily where the Burt Lancaster film “Il Gattopardo” was set, and offers easy access to the southern coast.
To the west, on the outskirts of Agrigento, is the Valley of Temples and the archaeological sites of Seliunte.
The brilliant white beaches of Scale Dei Turchi and Eraclea Minoa are a short drive away.
On the Eastern side of the island, Modica and Ragusa stand out with their beautiful Baroque churches and palaces. In the North of Sicily, is the unmissable Piazza Armerina, the wonderful mosaiques at Villa del Casale, and Caltagirone, a town famous for its pottery.
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From Catania Airport
Take the SS417 towards Caltagirone, then Gela and Licata. From Licata take the SS1 15 towards Agrigento. At the KM216 marker (alter Licata) turn off right on the exit signposted for Campobello di Licata. As you come off the slip road take the first right turn (almost immediately alter exiting). This road is not signposted (in fastt Mandranova is signposted in the opposite direction), but leads you opto the “old” SS115 running parallel to the main road you’ve just exited. Continue for 1 km and you’ll see the white walis and gates of the Mandranova on your left (again not signposted). Turn in and continue up the drive way to the carpark and reception.
From Palermo Airport
Take the A29 (E90) motorway towards Castelvetrano, where you should exit onto the SS 115, heading east towards Menfi and Agrigento. Follow the SS115 past Agrigento and Palma di Montechiaro and at KM 216 turn off left on the exit signposted for Campobello di Licata. Alter exiting the slip road take the second right turn almost immediately alter exiting and follow the directions as above. The very last kilometre of this journey is the most difficult because of the Jack of signage. If alter exiting the SS 115 you cannot find your way to the Mandranova, then cali your hosts on the numbers below and they will guide you home.