AnticaMenta, Sicilian splendor retro atmosphere!
Hosted by Elena
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7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
7 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This description was automatically translated from Italian using Google Translate and may not be completely accurate.

In the heart of Sicily, art, culture and genuineness surrounded by breathtaking nature. You will enjoy a well-groomed garden and a pleasant natural swimming pool with the first floor living area. One hour from major sites. Country house with a view of the medieval castle, restored with taste and sophistication in the typical Sicilian style. Ideal for a quiet holiday.

The space

Beautiful country house located in a beautiful location in the heart of Sicily with view of the medieval castle. It can accommodate up to seven people. There are two double bedrooms (one can add a single bed), a sitting room and two bathrooms, all furnished with antique furniture with attention to details. The third double bedroom is on a mezzanine floor. The top floor is for the exclusive use of the guests, the hosts live on the lower floor. Just 17 km from Piazza Armerina (Villa Romana), 26 km from Morgantina, 34 km from Cefalù, 65 km from Caltagirone, 18 km from Enna and 50 km from Agrigento (Temples). The nearest beach is only 35 km (Manfria). Decorated and tastefully decorated in the typical Sicilian style. Completely restored following a logic as much as possible consonant with its history. Ideal for those who want to experience a peaceful and relaxed holiday surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, carobs and citrus trees. Inside there are antique terracotta floors and features wooden beamed ceilings. The outdoor space is a real park of 10,000 sqm. Which includes a bio pool with deckchairs and various relaxing corners in the garden with seating for sofas, armchairs, tables and chairs for a sweet life.

Guest access

Guests have free access to the garden, lounge and outdoor areas.
In the property there is the presence of pets accustomed to the presence of guests, animals nevertheless have no access to the interior spaces.
Photographs for weddings or other occasions often take place in the farmhouse; He was also filming a movie. It will be a fun experience to watch the photographic sets if you are lucky enough to stay from Olga and Carmelo during one of these breaks.
It is possible to arrange horse riding or mountain biking on request, participate in olive harvesting and all other activities of the facility and assist in the processing of cottage cheese or in order to organize excursions organized by Olga.

What do you find in the house:
STEREO 300 Watt

Interaction with guests

Olga and Carmelo, the owners, are a friendly and welcoming couple always attentive to their guests. They love to share this little corner of paradise that with determination and determination have brought back to the splendor of a time gone by that peeps from every little detail.
They are always available on request to arrange for you guided tours in the language (English, Spanish, German and Polish).

Other things to note

You will welcome Olga and Carmelo, two dear friends who carefully resurrected this enchanted place. As soon as the reservation is confirmed I will provide you with their contacts, make you feel like you are at home.
I love hosting new friends and making it as enjoyable as possible, so I try to make descriptions as accurate as possible to allow my guests to choose the most suitable place for their needs.
I want to be very precise and my guests are satisfied, so I suggest you read carefully and in all parts of your listing so that you make a conscious choice.
Open all year round

Air conditioning only in one of the rooms, the other with fan.
The third room is in a mezzanine.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

- We ask for respect for the places and for the neighbor. Air conditioning only in one of the rooms, but keeping the doors open also refreshes the nearby room. There is a fan in the air-conditioned rooms. Small pets are allowed only after agreement with the owners.
It is allowed to smoke, preferably outdoors so as not to annoy any other guests.
Upon your arrival, you will be required to receive documents and sign a short lease agreement as required by the transitory tourism leasing laws in force in Italy.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


5 Reviews

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Tim User Profile
October 2017
Carmelo and Olga were very friendly and accommodating, and Olga and Elena were excellent in communicating to coordinate our arrival and check-in. The house, which has origins dating back to at least the 1700s, was renovated, but is still very rustic. It is also filled, in almost every room, with a plethora of objects collected and carefully arranged in the various rooms. The overall aesthetic is shabby chic, and I think it is by design. A similar vibe is achieved in the garden. Amongst the fruit trees, olive trees, herbs, and vegetables are various tables, an overgrown bicycle, a non-functional well, a tarp-lined water feature, etc. The overall effect is that both house and garden are like a movie set, which, basically, they are. As Olga advised us upon checking in, they would be having wedding pictures taken at the house the following day, but only in the garden. Of course, we said we did not mind, as we were going to the Villa Romana dei Casale in the morning. However, when we decided to stop at the house for a quick lunch of bread, cheese, salami, and fruit, we found that photos were happening both in the garden and in the house. It worked out okay, but suggested, to me, that the main purpose of this house is as a photo studio and possibly as a reception location for weddings and events. That the house’s secondary purpose is as an accommodation is reflected by (1) the lack of privacy afforded among the three bedrooms (especially if anyone plans to use the third, lofted bedroom) because the doors and floors do not screen out any sound really at all, (2) the marginally functional kitchen, and (3) the marginally functional shower, which appears to be attributable to the dodgy water supply. Also, I note that the neighbor’s dogs barked late into the night on both nights. So, if you want a rustic experience, don’t plan to cook, and do not plan to use the loft bedroom, this might be a good choice; otherwise, look elsewhere. For us, it felt more like a cluttered movie set than a comfortable place to stay, even though our hosts were very gracious and accommodated our desired arrival and departure times with patience and friendliness. The fault was not in the hosts but in the house, for us at least.
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
Response from Elena:
Come dico sempre, il modo migliore difare la scelta più consona alle proprie necessità è leggere l'inserzione in ogni sua parte e fare tutte le domande del caso prima di prenotare, siamo sempre disponibili a dare tutte le informazioni. Per questo normalmente i nostri ospiti sono entusiasti di venire a trovarci. La casa normalmente è abitata dai proprietari ed è quindi fornita di tutti i confort di una normale casa di abitazione principale che possono essere apprezzati sia da ospiti che restano per pochi giorni che da ospiti che si trattengono per periodi lunghi.
October 2017

Helen User Profile
September 2017
Casa Anticamenta is a special place. A beautiful oasis in the heart of the Sicilian countryside with lots of personal touches. Booking with Elena was really easy. Hosts Olga and Carmelo were wonderfully welcoming and went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. The garden is incredible, and a perfect place to find your own place to sit, contemplate the world, or drink some lovely Sicilian wine. The house is full of art and beautiful objects - a photographer's paradise. I stayed there for a month to do some writing, accompanied by friends at various points - all of them found the house to be the perfect place for getting away from it all. It's also centrally located on the island, so easy to access many of Sicily's beautiful locations. Highlights included a visit to a local vineyard, a day trip to Taormina, fantastic meals out in local towns, and a local stargazing evening with Olga and Carmelo. I hope to return!

Christina User ProfileChristina is a superhost.
August 2017
Unbelievably charming and beautiful house. It has so much character! Our hosts were very caring too and took care of everything. It was a pleasure staying there!

Annabel User Profile
July 2017
We are a family of five, with three children ranging from 15-23 years. We booked to stay at Casa Anticamenta so that we could be close to visiting the Roman Villa del Casale at Piazza Armerina and also the ancient Greek settlement at Morgantina. These trips require 45 -60 mins car drive. We stayed two nights at Casa Anticamenta, with Olga and Carmelo as our hosts. They regularly hire the house out for wedding shoots, and after asking us prior to arrival, we began our stay with the privilege of being part of such an event. The surrounding landscape is quite dry compared to the oasis that is Olga and Carmelo's garden. With beautiful trees, flowering shrubs, cacti and herbs, paths lead you on an adventure through their garden, with countless different alfresco dining areas, with ambient lighting at night. Then there is the house! Wow.... so beautiful. Each room lovingly restored and dressed with beautiful furniture, antiques and paintings. This house has so much character! Olga and Carmelo have thought of everything for your needs and comfort and made us feel so welcome in their home, helping us to plan our trips with much enthusiasm. We all fell in love with Josephine the cat, and her little kitten! If only we could have stayed longer! Thank you Olga and Carmelo, we have left with some very happy memories. xx

Sandrine User Profile
July 2017
Voilà une maison atypique pleine de charme et de poésie ! Une décoration pittoresque étonnante ou chaque pièces recèle d objets et de curiosités antiques , le tout dans une joyeuse mise en scène Le parc révèle lui aussi au grès de ses promenades des trésors cachés de fantaisies ,un bassin à poissons par ci , une piscine naturelle par la , de multiples terrasses aménagées à l ombre d une somptueuse végétation et bien d autres encore .. Bref amoureux de la nature et de l ancien , osez le détour à Antica Menta !
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
Response from Elena:
Vuos etes tres gentil.
July 2017

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Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.
Ciao sono Elena, sono una psicologa e doll maker. Amo conoscere posti nuovi e nuovi amici e così ho cominciato ad ospitare gente da tutto il mondo già quando andavo all'università. Avevo una grande casa e gli amici che la condividevano con me un giorno andarono via così invece di…
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