BagolArea EcoFarm sull'Etna

  • Farm house
via Presa, 20 - Santa Venera - 90126 Mascali - Catania - Italy

On the slopes of Etna, a holiday between sea and mountains by staying in old renovated farmhouse, wooden chalets or tent. Consuming fruit and vegetables BIO produz own, walking in lava stone terraces of olive groves, citrus and vineyard

Overlooking the Ionian coast between Catania and Messina, on the north-east side of Etna, an organic farm with 24 hectares of biodiversity including a vegetable garden, citrus grove, orchards, vineyards and woods treated according to the principles of permaculture
It is possible to stay in the old farmhouse recovered according to bio-architecture criteria in two cozy apartments, or in wooden houses surrounded by olive trees and the citrus grove of citrus trees or in the panoramic Glamping area in tents or in bright rooms. All apartments have a kitchen or kitchenette.
Seasonal fruit and vegetables are available for guests to harvest in the fields from pomegranates and clementines in winter to avocados and strawberries in summer. By requesting on time it is possible to have breakfast, dinner, or afternoon tastings of oil, wine, and / or local products
It is possible (but a little laborious) to arrive in the company even without a car, crossing the foothills in circumetnea or reserving the trip for one of the days of stay.
We live and work in the company and we are always happy and available to support our guests in organizing their days, giving directions on how to move, on the places to visit and the typical products to try, or by proposing itineraries to discover Etna and the surroundings

The Bagol'Area project:
The project, which is called "Bagol'Area", named after the sentinel tree in front of the house, we started with a group of friends, enterprising and passionate, in 2008 by purchasing an abandoned land and starting to cultivate it according to the principles of permaculture and biodynamic agriculture.
In recent years, the initial group has dissolved and Cinzia and Diego have remained residents. On the other hand, a small enlarged community (non-resident) of guests and volunteers who often return and collaborators who live near the company have been created.
We strongly believe in the therapeutic power of contact with nature and its rhythms, we are constantly looking for new social models that allow us to live in rural contexts by combining the progress of technology without debasing human dignity and quality of life. We are officially associated with the wwoof, we are in contact with the Sicily permaculture group and we are interested in the transition town movement.
Our project revolves around the farm, biodiversity, alternative energies, sustainability. In order for this to be possible, it is desirable that more people collaborate, for this reason many other more or less resident people revolve around us, forming a small widespread community.

Eco-sustainability:
The renovation of the buildings, uninhabited for over 30 years, took place following the principles of green building and energy saving, installing solar and photovoltaic panels and equipping us with a biomass boiler that reuses pruning waste and the remains of forest maintenance.
A phytodepuration plant and a bio-lake have been built, and the ancient cisterns for collecting and recovering rainwater have been recovered.
The positioning of the crops and the irrigation system takes into account the slope of the land by taking advantage of fall irrigation and reducing the use of energy. Phytodepuration and a pond for collecting rainwater from the roofs of buildings support the irrigation of ornamental areas
The philosophy of restructuring has always been directed towards environmental sustainability; from the use of eco-compatible materials to the choice of local collaborations for the rediscovery and revaluation of ancient techniques (dry stone walls, earthenware technique, etc.). We have flow reducers for water, as well as the collection of irrigation water in the bio-lake and in the pre-existing recovered and restructured tanks, phyto-purification allows the recycling of gray water.

Ecosustainability

  • Bicycle rental service
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • No single dose
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Recycled paper
  • No disposable packaging
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Regional Food
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture

Service

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Credit card
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Educational farm
  • Gluten free meals
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Solarium
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Vegan Meals
  • Own entrance
  • Covid-19 Safety measures

Theme

  • Families
  • Trekking
  • Sea
  • Countryside & farm
  • Gourmet vacation
  • Organic food

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Sören

9 months ago

Die BagolArea EcoFarm ist eine einzigartige Unterkunft mit einer herrlichen Atmosphäre und beeindruckender Umsetzung des Permakultur-Prinzips. Das Agriturismo liegt auf einer Höhe von ca. 350 m über NN am nordöstlichen Ausläufer des Ätna und ist mit dem Auto in ca. 45 Minuten von Catania aus zu erreichen. Die letzten paar Hundert Meter hoch zur Unterkunft sind auf einer recht schmalen und steilen Straße mit einigen Unebenheiten zu bewältigen. Je öfter man diesen Wegabschnitt jedoch hoch- und runterfährt, so gelassener lässt sich dieser Anstieg bewältigen.
Die Gastgeber Cinzia und Diego sind sehr herzlich und freundlich und haben sich viel Zeit genommen uns die Gestaltung und Umsetzung der BagolArea EcoFarm zu erläutern. Die beiden haben stets ein offenes Ohr für Fragen und bereiten auf Anfrage zudem ein sehr leckeres Frühstück und Abendessen vor.
Die Unterkünfte sind mit viel Liebe zum Detail und Comfort hergerichtet und wir haben uns dort auf Anhieb wohl gefühlt. Zudem bietet das Gelände eine wunderschöne Aussicht aufs Meer, die man insbesondere in den frühen Morgenstunde bei aufgehender Sonne genießen kann. Dabei schauen auch gerne die beiden liebenswerten Hunde Rais und Luna vorbei und holen sich eine Streicheleinheit ab.
Zusammenfassend ist die BagolArea EcoFarm absolut zu empfehlen und eignet sich herrvorragend als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in den Osten Siziliens sowie um einfach die Seele baumeln zu lassen.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Recovery & reuse of rainwater.


Elia

1 year ago

Bellissima posizione, con splendida vista da Taormina a Riposto. L'accesso avviene su una strada piuttosto stretta e nell'ultima parte non asfaltata, da percorrere con attenzione: è stato l'unico piccolo problema in un soggiorno bellissimo, in case ristrutturate con molta cura, coerenza stilistica, attenzione ai materiali. Cinzia e Guido sono ospiti molto attenti e cortesi, entusiasti nell'illustrare la loro azienda e la filosofia del loro progetto di valorizzazione di territori altrimenti abbandonati con agricoltura biologica ed attenzione alla sostenibilità ed alla filiera di distribuzione. Consigliamo di dedicare il giusto tempo a godersi il posto e ad approfondire il progetto.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility, Recovery & reuse of rainwater, Water flow reducers.


Dennielou

1 year ago

Perdu sur les flancs de l'Etna, accessibilité compliquée (au moins la première fois) mais une fois arrivée ce n'est que du bonheur.
Logement bien équipé (pour des vacances), terrasse, vue à 180°, bain de soleil, jacuzzi partagé, fruits et légumes, propriétaires très sympathiques.

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Solar thermal panels for hot water.


Mendert

3 years ago

Most warm welcome with the lovely dogs. The view is amazing and the Cinzia is very kind. Told us a lot about the environment and nice places to visit. The place is very authentic like you expect for a agriculture booking. I would definitely recommend this place!

It has been noticed: Organic or Local Food, Green building, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Solar thermal panels for hot water, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Car-free accessibility, Recovery & reuse of rainwater, Water flow reducers.


Elisa

3 years ago

Siamo stati benissimo!! Che fortuna aver trovato un posto così bello.
L'Eco Farm è un luogo paradisiaco: piante il mandarini, melograni, fichi, uva,... molto calmo. La vista è stupenda, sul golfo di Catania-Taormina. Ci è piaciuto tantissimo fare colazione sulla terrazza, guardando il mare. Inoltre è ben situato per visitare Taormina per esempio e per andare sull'Etna. L'appartamento è molto pulito e curatissimo, fino nei dettagli.
Cinzia è gentilissima e molto disponibile, ci ha dato molti consigli (visita dell'Etna,...).
Ci siamo sentiti bene fin dal primo momento e benvenuti.
Senz'alcuna esitazione, consigliamo BagolArea!!!
Grazie di cuore, Cinzia. Abbiamo un bellissimo ricordo del nostro soggiorno trascorso!!!

It has been noticed: Green building, 100% renewable energy, Energy saving lights, Ecological cleaning products, More than 80% waste recycling, Recovery & reuse of rainwater.

Grazie Elisa, per noi è stato un piacere ospitare una bellissima famiglia come la vostra! un abbraccio ai bimbi, speriamo di rivedervi dalle nostre parti.

BagolArea EcoFarm sull'Etna


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