Masseria Susafa is a charming small boutique hotel located in Polizzi Generosa, between Palermo and Catania, nestled between the sea and the mountains, reflecting the natural landscape of Sicily. Dating back to the 1700's Masseria Susafa has remained true to the Sicilian traditions and now opens its doors as a boutique hotel to the discerning traveller who can savour an authentic and rural Sicilian experience.
The outdoor swimming pool has sweeping views of the surrounding hills and Sicilian landscape. A day simply soaking up the peace, tranquility and setting is a must during your stay. Thanks to its central location in Sicily, Masseria Susafa within an hours drive of Palermo, Cefalù, the temples in Agrigento, the mosaics in Piazza Armerina, and the pretty villages of the Madonie (Polizzi Generosa, Petralia Soprana, Castelbuono, Gangi).
During the summer, spend some time at the farm and watch the sheep being milked in the early hours of the morning, and the ricotta being prepared. Read a book in the shade of the pine tree, surrounded by the sound of crickets, take a snooze or pick ripe heads of grain.
"La cucina del contadino" - Take part in one of the cooking classes specialising in making bread with the 'crescente' (leven), an old method where the bread rises thanks to a piece of fermenting dough (sometimes called the 'mother') kept from the day before. Or learn to cook foccacia in the old wood oven, topping it in the traditional way with olive oil, tomato and oregano or with fresh ricotta (all produced on the farm). The real enthusiasts can enjoy a more sophisticated course on learning Sicilian cooking traditions handed down by generations.
Inside the old barn of Masseria Susafa there is an excellent restaurant where you can soak up the atmosphere and feast on colourful Sicilian dishes.