Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormin
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About Davide Bentivegna
I am a vintner and enthusiast about nature, this is my dream come true to restore an ancient rural area witha stunning view and amazing garden located strategically close to the vineyards and the sea. Come and share counbtry life with us and taste our natural wines olive oil and jams
Davide Bentivegna purchased this Farmhouse in 2008
Why Davide Bentivegna chose Presa
We are a young agricultural enterprise located on the slopes of Mount Etna. We believe in a conception of wine that is above all humanistic; we promote a responsibility towards the environment, the community, our customers, and the future. Our contrade, or sub zones, are Presa, Linguaglossa, Passopisciaro and Randazzo, and are all based on the northeastern side of the volcano. Each contrada is treated separately, as each parcel has a distinct lava stratifiation, mesoclimate, and exposition. Th resulting wines are a panoply of various expressions of Etna’s terroir. Th vineyards are trained in alberello style, or bush trained, an ancient method traditionally used on Etna. Th vines are planted on land that is terraced with dry-stone walls constructed with the local volcanic stones so omnipresent on Etna’s slopes. Th close proximity of the vines (6,000 - 9,000 plants per hectare) creates firce competition and forces the roots to point downward in the volcanic soil in search of water and nutrients. Th altitude of the vineyards varies from 600 to 1000 meters above sea level. Th extreme weather conditions and drastic diurnal shifts (an average of 16°C between day and night) result in wines of great phenolic profie, complexity and longevity. In the vineyards we use only a Bordeaux mixture (copper sulphate), and all fermentations are spontaneous, using only indigenous yeast colonies. Th wines are neither fied nor fitered. When possible, we avoid the addition of sulphites, but in rare cases we allow ourselves to add a maximum of 30mg/lt. In addition to wine growing, we farm numerous varieties of olives and fruit that are indigenous to Etna. We produce extra virgin olive oil and many diffrent types of high quality jams. We have a total of 19 hectares of land: the vineyards, the winery, the cellar, and a traditional style agriturismo made from volcanic stone. It sleeps 14 people and is located in the beautiful village of Presa overlooking the sea and the city of Taormina
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Breathtaking views, vineyard and olive orchards, kavic stone landscape, brand new apartments, visit taormina, catania, natural reserve of marina di cottone, gole dell'alcantara, etna
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We recommend that you bring a car or bike in order to be fully independent and able to explore the area.
Just a 15 minute walk away you will find an amazing pizzeria and a little shop for your basic needs. A 10 minute drive away is the picturesque town of Piedimonete. Enjoy the amazing patisserie at Cali bar in Piedimonte, or in Sant'Alfios main square, enjoy Mountain cuisine in the local restaurants, or just go to Taormina or Giardini Naxos to eat fish, the possibilities are endless.
Getting around: The farm is well connected to the A18 (CT-ME) and only a few kilometers from Fiumefreddo. Nearby is the picturesque village of Piedimonte Etneo where you can find the bus stop and the Circumetnea (train of Etna). Catania, Taormina, the natural marine reserve of Marina di Cottone and Syracuse are all reachable by car. In the local area you can make food and wine tours, and experience the amazing amazing red wines made from Nerello Mascalese. Mount Etna.
Piedimonte is the nearest train station, and from here there is the bus to Presa, but we advise you as you by car.
Catania airport is 1 hour away
Catania city center 40 min
Acitrezza 40 mins
Taormina 30 mins
Etna 30 mins
Syracuse 1 hour 30 mins away