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Taste our Unknown Charming Sicily

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Taste our Unknown Charming Sicily

7 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

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PRICE PER PERSON PER NIGHT
Car hire recommended.

If you thought Sicily was just about beaches, it’s time to think again!
We are blessed with a great region of Italy and a long history of hospitality.
Welcome to Baglio Gurafo!
Baglio Gurafo is in Raffo, a tiny hilltop village in the countryside of Petralia Soprana, 1147 meters above sea level, in the Madonie Park.
Baglio means court/courtyard and Gurafo is the ancient name for Raffo.
You don’t come across Raffo – Petralia Soprana by chance. It is on a mountain-top that is not often on tourist routes.
Most of us live very connected lives and it is nearly impossible to "get lost" for a while. If your choice is not to race around, visiting every must-see place, then Raffo is the right nice spot for you.
Staying at our place and sharing our world will let you relax and settle into the rhythm of local Sicilian life.
We can arrange visits to an olive mill, wine and cheese tasting, visits to local markets, beginners or advanced hands-on cooking classes that will let you taste simple delicious recipes, Sicilian style.
Baglio Gurafo is also an ideal touring base to visit the towns of the area and to discover hidden treasures of a charming but less known Sicily with its scents, flavours and atmospheres. The towns of Petralia Sottana, Petralia Soprana, Castellana, Polizzi, Geraci and Gangi offer an undescribable natural, historical, architectural, and gastronomic heritage, as well as fairs, feasts, folkloric events, parades, horse tourneys, and falconry exhibitions held in medieval costumes and settings.
Not too far from Baglio Gurafo are ski lifts, covered swimming-pools, tennis courts, and horse riding stables. An unusual attraction is the rock-salt mine in Raffo which has been worked for forty-five years and now employs modern extractive and refining technologies. The salt mine can be visited upon request and is open to the public during "The rock-salt feast".
In August "The International Festival of Folklore" is held (which celebrates Sicilian folklore.) Bands and artists from around the world attend this event. And if you feel like swimming in the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, the coast with its beautiful beaches is just 50 minutes away.
Our house was an ancient building, recently restored and redecorated with traditional materials.
In our large court, just in front of the beautiful mountains, the oven and the barbeque are also at guests’ disposal.
Rooms “match” with the country-style but at the same time they are provided with every comfort: private bathroom with shower, TV, air conditioning, heating, room service, hair dryer, intercom. Some have balcony and private entrance. Our independent cottage is very convenient for friends or families with children. Two communicating rooms offer a double bed, two single beds and a cradle, bathroom and a kitchenette.
Last, but not least, English and Spanish are spoken!

Amenities

Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Heating
TV
Washer
Free parking on premises

House Rules

We welcome our guests and do our best to offer them not only an accommodation but also reliability, helpfulness and information useful to discover our land and its various aspects. We expect them to be respectful towards us, our home and our work. Smoking is not allowed. Thank you for not smoking in our house! We will really appreciate it!

Ci aspettiamo che il profondo rispetto con cui accogliamo gli ospiti nella nostra casa sia ricambiato in egual misura, verso di noi, che faremo del nostro meglio per soddisfare le loro esigenze e verso tutto ciò che viene loro messo a disposizione. Sottolineiamo che non gradiamo che si fumi nelle stanze e all'interno dei locali comuni, la struttura offre ampi spazi esterni o balconi da utilizzare a tal fine.

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2 Reviews

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Peter
April 2014
We stayed at Calogero and Giovanna's house for one night. The house is beautifull and Calogero and Giovanna are very friendly. The area where they live is realy beautifull. The only bad thing was the rain constantly pooring down at the day we were there. Luckily they offered to b…
Tim User Profile
Tim
August 2013
We had a wonderful experience staying here in Raffo. The setting was gorgeous and the accommodations were just perfect. It is a peaceful respite for those looking to get away from the tourist areas. The surrounding village towns also provided a great introduction (for me) to Sici…

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Sicilia, ItalyJoined in March 2013
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Amo la mia terra, con tutte le sue tradizioni e contraddizioni e trascorro gran parte del mio tempo libero all'aria aperta, nella pace della natura che circonda la nostra casa. I love my country, with its traditions and contradictions. I spend most of my free time outside, in …
Languages: English, Español, Italiano
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