Our base for the week is Masseria Rossella, a beautifully restored 18th-century farmstead set in unspoilt hill country an hour from Palermo airport. The location is wonderful, with extensive views across the countryside, including the Bosco della Ficuzza National Park. The landscape will be carpeted in wild flowers at this time of year.
The delicious breakfasts and dinners are prepared using local produce, including olive oil and wine from the estate. The farmstead quadrangle is an oasis of tranquillity, ideal for afternoon tea and relaxing after a day in the hills. There is a swimming pool, which can be ‘fresh’.
Each morning, after breakfast, we gather for worship, reflection and to share the Word. In the early evening, before drinks and dinner, time is set aside for prayer and intercession.
Walking boots and a daypack for your picnic and clothing are essential; the walks can be both adventurous and lengthy. A day is usually set aside for sightseeing, including nearby Monreale, which has one of the finest Norman cathedrals in the world.
There are regular flights to Palermo from the UK.
Includes half board, picnics, evening drinks, staff gratuities, plus car hire + fuel share (approx. £100).
Costs are based €1.07 to £1. Flights are not included.