B&B Country House & SPA Tenuta Santa Tecla ★ ★ ★ ★

Catania/Acireale

With its orange groves and mediterranean scents, the calm and serenity of this place will immediately capture you, offering different, unique experiences, enhanced by the best of Sicilian nature with its special light and spectacular colours.

You may spend time reading in the shade of an olive tree, cooling down in the pool or relaxing in our hammam, either way your stay at Santa Tecla will reward you with memories of peace and well being, simple sensations that the pace of modern life has made extraordinary and inaccessible.

The Farm:

Tenuta Santa Tecla is principally a farm that produces certified biological fruit of a wide variety.  The original plantation and irrigation system dates back to the nineteenth century and was composed largely of a flourishing lemon grove that the present owners have maintained and improved by grafting other varieties of Mediterranean citrus fruits.  Walking through the property one can find many different types of orange, mandarin and grapefruit trees and a vast variety of other fruit trees coming from the best nurseries in Italy.

The farm also produces an exquisite olive oil that you may taste and buy on location together with the fine local wine, followed and checked in every production stage by the owners themselves.

As you explore the grounds along the various paths through the lemon grove, you will come across a botanical garden with a wide variety of Mediterranean and tropical plants all catalogued and described in detail.  Your meandering will finally bring you to the biological vegetable garden where many of the ingredients for your evening meal will come from.

There are plenty of animals, for the joy and entertainment of your children there are Tibetan goats, donkeys, hens, geese and other small pets.

http://www.tenutasantatecla.it/