Situated 30 minute drive from Cefalu, one hour and a half from the airport in Palermo, the Agritourism Santa Sofia is located in the antique town of Mistretta (980 metres A.S.L.) in the heart of Nebrodi Park..
An antique house emerging from within a two acre park, where in the 1800's a statesman of Mistretta used this beautiful country house for breeding different farm animals and take some rest. Now entirely restored and run by the same family, it opens its doors to the public. It is the ideal place for a short holiday, a weekend get-away and also perfect for parties, reunions and conferences.
There are six double rooms, bathrooms with showers, central heating and the possibility of adding a third bed. Four other rooms are set in the amazing courtyard. Two other rooms are located in the penthouse of this lovely agriturism.
* Bed linens are changed every other day.
The Kitchen is jealously handled by the owner, using local products, offering a variety of specialties from old fashioned traditional regional recipes; Fish linguate, Sarde A Beccafico, Squash Meat rolls, Steak prepared both on the grill and in the wood burning oven, “Pasta Baciata”, Pasta Paolina, Cassata and Dolci di Pasta Reale ( traditional Sicilian desserts). We also offer frequent visits to local producers to sample cold cuts, cheeses, olive oils, vegetables, desserts and wine from the region.
Places to visit and things to do.
A slow drive on the small country roads that pass through Nicosia, Sperlina, Enna, Randazzo, Castelbuono, Gangi, Maniace, Agira, and being taken away by the beauty of these small very antique and full of curiosity centers is an itinerary of real historical-artistic interest.
Towards the sea the nearest points of interest are Santo Estefano di Camastra (15 minutes), famous for its ceramic arts and crafts, Cefalu (30 minutes) and Santa Agata Militello (30 minutes) where you can take a ferry to visit the Eolie Islands.
The nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of the woods and the lakes and follow the itinerary suggested by the Nebrodi Park officials. Take a walk around the historical centre of Mistretta, admire the town's garden ( a 5 minute walk with attractions for children) the antique architecture, the cathedral, take a walk along the smal lwinding golden stone streets that will take you up to visit the castle, an experience that cannot be renounced.
Getting to the sea:
Easy and fun. The beach in Margi-S. Stefano is only 15 minutes away by car, taking stateway 117. The beach of Castel di Tusa is only 20 minutes away. It is even worth taking a trip to Capo d'Orlando (San Gregorio) or to Cefalu whose beaches are usually crowded during the summer.
Services: authentic sicilian homade cooking; rooms with ac/heat. Playland for kids; tipical products (olive oil, cheese, vegetables..)parking, restaurant, handicap friendly, trekking, tours to Cefalù and Eolie Island, mountain bikes also available.