BagolArea EcoFarm sull'Etna

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

Ideal for short and long stays, between sea and mountains on the slopes of Etna. For a break from work or to regain focus. Stay eco-friendly among the lava stone terraces and enjoy the biodiversity of Mediterranean vegetation

A permaculture-inspired farm overlooking the stretch of the Ionian coast between Catania and Messina, 24 hectares of biodiversity with a vegetable garden, citrus grove, orchards, vineyards and woods, all strictly organic

Each accommodation has its own character, distributed on terraces immersed in the green of citrus and olive trees. They are independent and each with a furnished terrace or garden for exclusive use, to fully enjoy the splendid panorama that fills the horizon from every point of the company.
Finished with attention to detail and materials, and always comfortable whether it is the old recovered farms, wooden houses, caravans or tents. All accommodations are equipped with kitchen or kitchenette, wifi, barbecue, use of the common area and the hydromassage mini-pool.

By requesting in time it is possible to have breakfast, dinner, or afternoon tastings of oil, wine, and / or local products.
Special services for smart working are available
Special rates for long stays

Guests are welcome in the fields for walks and picking organic fruit and vegetables from pomegranates and clementines in winter to avocados and strawberries in summer.

With a good organization it is possible to arrive at the company even without a car, crossing the piedmont villages in circumetnea or reserve the trip for one of the days of stay.
We live and work in the company and are always happy and available to support our guests in organizing their days, giving directions on how to get around, places to visit and typical products to try, or suggesting itineraries to discover Etna and its surroundings

The Bagol'Area project:
The "Bagol'Area" project, from the name of the sentinel tree in front of the house, began in 2008 when we bought an abandoned land together with some friends.
In recent years the initial group has dissolved and Diego (Cinzia) and I have remained resident, over time a small enlarged community of guests, volunteers and collaborators temporarily resident or who live near the company has 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 make it possible to live in rural contexts by combining the progress of technology without degrading the dignity and quality of life of man. Officially we are associated with the wwoof, we are in contact with the Sicilian permaculture group and we are interested in the transition town movement.
Our project revolves around the farm, biodiversity, alternative energy, sustainability. In order for all this to be possible, it is desirable that more people collaborate, for this reason many other people, more or less resident, revolve around us, forming a small widespread community.

The renovation of the buildings, uninhabited for over 30 years, took place following the principles of bio-building and energy saving, installing solar and photovoltaic panels and equipping ourselves with a biomass boiler that reuses pruning waste and the remains of forest maintenance.
A phytodepuration plant and a bio-lake were built, and the ancient cisterns for collecting and recovering rainwater were recovered.
The positioning of the crops and the irrigation system takes into account the slope of the land by exploiting the fall irrigation and reducing the use of energy. Constructed wetlands and a pond to collect rainwater from the roofs of buildings support the irrigation of the ornamental areas
The philosophy of renovations has always been directed towards environmental sustainability; from the use of eco-friendly 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 renovated cisterns, phytodepuration allows the recycling of gray water.

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    • 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
    • Fair trade products
    • Biodiversity of green areas
    • Guest Satisfaction
    • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture


    • 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
    • Vegetarians meals
    • Reading room
    • Solarium
    • Artisanal products for sale
    • Own entrance
    • Smoke-Free
    • Covid-19 Safety measures


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


    5 Reviews



    1 year 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.


    2 years 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.


    2 years 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.


    4 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.


    4 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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