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 of Etna, an organic farm with 24 hectares of biodiversity among vegetable garden, orchard, orchards, vineyards and woodland cared for according to the principles of permaculture
And 'possible to stay on a historic farm restored according to bio-architecture in two cozy apartments, or in wooden chalets nestled nell'agrumeto of clementines or tent in panoramic camping area. All accommodations have a kitchen or kitchenette.
Guests seasonal fruits and vegetables to be harvested in the fields from pomegranates and clementines in winter until the avocados and strawberries in summer and on request we can prepare for you breakfast or dinner according to our local cuisine or you taste our oil and natural wine
If you want you can get there in the company even without a car, crossing the foothill villages in circumetnea or reserve the trip for one of the days of stay. We live and work in the company and we are happy to entertain us with our guests to give guidance on how to move around, about places to visit and typical products to try, you can also entertain in the old winery that serves as a business center where we set a small library available to our guests equipped with guides and information about the main tourist attractions and not the district.
We propose itineraries ecotourism and sports tourism in particular paths to discover Etna, mountain bike routes and ecotrail.
There is also equipped teaching area, a large kitchen for events, and the ability to make agri-camping. You can participate in agricultural activities, numerous courses and seminars organized by eco-village, and buy locally the products of the organic farm.

The Bagol'Area project:
The project, which is called "Bagol'Area", named after the tree watchman meets for the first entrance of the house, was founded by a group of friends, enterprising and enthusiasts, who in 2008 bought a farm and started to cultivate according to the principles of permaculture and biodynamic agriculture. The renovation of the buildings, uninhabited for over 30 years, took place following the principles of green building and energy saving. Much attention has been given to water, creating a system of constructed wetlands and bio-lake, as well as installing the collection and recovery of rainwater tanks. The group is also engaged in cultural activities, courses and seminars. We strongly believe in the therapeutic power of touch with nature and its rhythms, we are looking for new social models that allow to live in rural areas by combining the advancement of technology without debasing the dignity and quality of human life. We are officially associated with WWOOF, we are in contact with the group permaculture Sicily and we are interested in the transition town movement.
Our project revolves around the farm, biodiversity, alternative energy, sustainability. For this to be possible it is desirable that more people work together, for this revolve around us so many other people more or less residents constituting a small community spread.

Eco-sustainability:
All buildings are equipped with photovoltaic and thermal solar panels, they all head to an omnivorous fired boiler thanks to the pruning waste and maintenance of the forest The placement of crops and the irrigation system has taken into account from the beginning of the slope project soil using irrigation fall exploiting and rehabilitating two existing tanks. It has also created a wetland area and a pond for collecting rainwater from the roofs of buildings to be reused for irrigation material.
All the materials and techniques used in renovations look first to environmental sustainability; the use of eco-friendly to the choice of local trainees materials for the discovery and the restoration of ancient techniques (dry stone walls, technique of earthenware, etc.). We have the flow reducers for water, as well as the collection of irrigation water in the bio-pond and retrieved in the pre-existing tanks and refurbishing and the recycling of gray water with the constructed wetland

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

Service

  • 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
  • Kitchenette
  • Hairdryer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Educational farm
  • Gluten free meals
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Solarium
  • TV in room
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Meals
  • Own entrance

Theme

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

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Dennielou

7 months 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

2 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

2 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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Starting from 70,00 €
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