Azienda Agricola Mandranova

Province of Agrigento/Palma di Montechiaro

A garden of palm trees and African plants is the setting for hospitality environments.  We offer a stay of comfort and tranquility in the rustic simplicity of the old farmhouse and the renovated rooms of a train station and an old winery The “gebbia”, formerly used for agricultural irrigation, it has been transformed into a small but charming swimming pool where it is pleasant to bathe to relieve the summer heat.

Mandranova, farm and resort, located on the hills of Palma di Montechiaro in the province of Agrigento, just a few kilometres from the archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples and the sea, the structure in the months of May/June and September/October two residences programs, all interior of its structure, dedicated to international mid-career artists.  The project, curated by Maria Chiara Vlachs, promotes research and study stays in a territory full of valuable environmental features, landscape and historical/architectural and fosters new productions in the fields of visual arts and promoting the exchange between artists and territory.

The activity is concentrated in the company’s headquarters Mandranova that in a month offers the artist selected a living room and a place to realize their own site-specific projects.  In support of the hospitality program will be made a print publication dedicated to every experience and also set up an online system updates, in which artists “in residence” will be free to disclose relevant steps of their daily work.  Mandranova In Residence is proposed as a specific curatorial project for the territory which aims to foster the creation of a network from global to local and vice versa facilitate dialogue ideas, different practices and models.

The resort has a total of 16 rooms/suites: in some, the original family furnishings make the rooms warm and authentic environments, typically Sicilian;

in other design and tradition blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.

All rooms are comfortable, equipped with heating and air conditioning