Where we are
We are located in a very history rich part of Sicily, a 20 minute drive away from the world famous Valley of Temples at Agrigento, 5 minutes from Palma di Montechiaro, where Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa drew inspiration to write his masterpiece “The Leopard”, “Il Gattopardo”. Here the film with the same title was set, staring Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale.
Our location offers easy access to the southern coast with it’s stunning beaches of Scale Dei Turchi and Eraclea Minoa .
Within easy reach you can explore the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina’s Villa del Casale (1h 20min) or the archeological sites of Selinunte (1h 45min). Caltagirone (1h 20min) of pottery fame is not far, nor are the beautiful Baroque towns of Ragusa (1h 50min), Modica (2h) and Noto (2h 30min).
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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.