L'Uliveto agriturismo was the last stop on our 2-week tour around Sicily. Even though all of the accommodations on our itinerary were nice in their own right - ranging between a B&B in Palermo and a fancy hotel in Taormina - L'Uliveto has really warmed our hearts. The welcome and care that the farm owners, Giacomo and Cherubina, have extended to us was genuine and unpretentious. As many previous guests have already pointed out, the farm itself is a place of tranquillity and charm, surrounded by flowers, olive and fruit trees.
Our 2-floor room (with en-suite bathroom) was simple but comfortable, with a lovely view out to the valley and sea. We were fortunate not to be needing the air-conditioner, though the room is equipped with one.
Cherubina's cooking calls for a special mention. For the first dinner we were treated to 15 (yes, we counted) different antipasti - all based on produce from the farm. You can't fail but feel the love with which they were prepared. We couldn't believe that the two of us could actually make our way through all of them, but we did. For the two breakfasts, in addition to tasty bread, jams (home-made, of course) and fruit (picked directly from the trees a few minutes earlier), the kind hostess baked biscotti and a fruit pie respectively. They were still warm when served. So were our hearts when we left the lovely couple and their farm.