The agro-tourism offered by "L'Uliveto" is the real kind, appropriate for a completely restful vacation, but is also perfect for those who desire to get close to the farm life and to the country.
The hacienda is a family business: in fact, the guests are greeted by Mr. Giacomo Bellardita, the husband of Mrs. Cherubina Artale, the agro-tourism's director and chef in the hotel's restaurant.
The satisfied expressions of the agro-tourism's clients are enough to serve as a guarantee of the genuineness and quality of the Mrs. Bellardita's cooking. Even those who are not clients of the hacienda can take advantage of the restaurant's service.
Credit cards not accepted, cash payments only.
The Uliveto has six (6) characteristic bedrooms available, all furnished with bathroom, TV, telephone and refrigerator-bar.
The fresh goods of the summer climate invites extraordinary appetites and permits one to enjoy even food with a stronger flavor, just like I the autumn, the greediest season for those who love home-cooking, the period in which foods like mushrooms, chestnuts and others abound. Amongst the specialties of the house we would like to point out homemade macaroni with tomato sauce au wild pig of the Nebrodi, Pappardelle with porcini mushrooms, Tagliatelle with tomato sauce au wild hare or rabbit. The most appreciated meat dish is without a doubt barbecued meat, but no less important are sweet-sour hare and rabbit, roast leg of lamb, and others. The desserts are also traditional and deserve to be tasted.
L'Uliveto is found in the territory belonging to the city of Reitano (the name comes from the Arabic "Rahal" [Reitanu], meaning "resting place") a small town at 400 meters above sea in the province of Messina.
The town is formed by a small residential area, settled on the north western side of the Nebrodi mountains, descending towards the valley of the Santo Stefano di Camastra torrent and the outlying area of Villa Margi, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The agro-tourism is strategically placed ; in fact, it is quickly reached from almost any spot in the Sicilian Region. To reach the hacienda from Palermo take the A20 Highway, and take the S. Stefano di Camastra exit. From there, continue on the S.S 117 with the indication of Reitano 3 Km. Other options would be SS. 113 or the railroad system; in both cases, exit at the S. Stefano train Station. All three options take approximately 80 minutes.
Coming from Messina, the instructions are the same, but in the opposite direction. The trip lasts from approximately 100 minutes to 2 hours.
For those leaving for the hacienda from Catania, take Highway A19 to Messina, and then follow the directions given from Messina; otherwise, take Highway A19 to Enna and then SS. 117 going north.