Farm Holidays Sicily Province of Catania Riposto Archi La Terra Del Mezzo Turismo Rurale

La Terra del Mezzo Turismo rurale

Country House
Strada 4 (Strada Provinciale 2 I/II), 59 - Archi, Riposto (CT) - Area: countryside
Codice identificativo: 19087039B500990
The Farm House "La Terra del Mezzo" was built in 2007, renovating a group of buildings called "casi du menzu" (the houses of the middle), set in the centre of a big lemon groves. The farm house is located in the seaside village of Torre Archirafi, in the municipality of Riposto. As all the farms of this area, it has been cultivated with vineyards for long time, therefore it was endowed with buildings which contained millstones and cellars. Through the twentieth century it was transformed into a lemon and orange groves.

"La Terra del Mezzo" offers accommodation in 10 comfortable rooms and a restaurant where you can enjoy the flavors and scents of Sicily. The structure is managed by Pennisi family, owner for many generations of the 18 acres of lemon groves which surround it.


The farm house is just 800m from the seaside, 2, 5 km from the marina of Riposto, 7, 5 km from the exit of the Messina-Catania highway (A18- E45) and 40 km from Catania airport.
From "La Terra del Mezzo" you can easily reach several touristic cities...

- Acireale 15 km;
- Catania 30 km;
- Taormina 35 Km;
- Siracusa 100 km;
- Caltagirone 100 km;
- Noto 125 km;
- Ragusa 135 km;
- Agrigento 200 km;

… and several naturalistic areas of great interest:

Alcantara gorges 13 km;
Riviera dei Ciclopi 20 km;
Beach at Isola Bella 30 km;
Top craters of Etna 34 km + cableway;
Marine Protected Area Plemmirio 103 km;
Beach at Fontane Bianche 107 km;
Vendicari nature reserve 128 km;


The Farm House offers six double rooms. Three of these are located on the ground floor, and have a small private balcony, the others are on the first floor and offer a beautiful view. Two rooms per floor are communicable from one another.
Two ground floor rooms are suitable for people with reduced mobility.
There are also four familiar rooms, consisting of entrance hall - living room with sofa bed and a double room.
All ten rooms are equipped with private ventilated bathroom (with bath and shower), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, fridge, television and wireless internet connection.
The room is cleaned every day; bed linen and bath towels are changed every three days.

Breakfast is served every morning in the dining room and outside, below the shadow of lemon trees, when time permits. Mrs. Adele makes every day freshly squeezed citrus juice, homemade cakes, cookies and continental breakfast on request.

There is also a children's playground, a private parking and the reception, where Mr. Klaudio will welcome you at any time of day or night.


The restaurant, open to the public, consists of a set menu that changes every day. The restaurant offers traditional dishes of meat, fish and vegetables, accompanied by red and white Sicilian wines.

Don't miss the parade of handmade rustic appetizers by chef "Tatta", and indulge yourself in the delightful bliss of flavors and fragrances of the entrée and main courses prepared by chef Gianni with various ingredients of our land, including lemon, mint, almonds, seasonal vegetables. And then, enjoy a delicious homemade desserts.

Pennisi family will welcome you and make you enjoy a warm environment that becomes instantly familiar, Claudio will advice you a proper wine to match to your meal.

Et voilà … Buon appetito!
Rooms and Rates
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sale of typical products
  • Disabled Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Smoke and fire alarms
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 10
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 10

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Terrace / balcony
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Garden
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • spectacular view
  • charming property
  • cheap
  • swimming pool
  • the design of the property
  • abundant breakfast
  • at the seaside
Very good
8.8 / 10

5 reviews 4_5

Overall Rating
5 reviews
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
The establishment is authentic, the room is rustic and clean. Dinner offered is simple and good, we would have appreciated at least one lemon dish in this lemon tree farm. Breakfast is okay, we would have liked to have some homemade honey. Very good welcome.
stayed from 04/15/2024 to 04/16/2024
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
buse rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/01/2024 to 06/02/2024
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
chouaieb rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/20/2022 to 08/23/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
gabriele rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/13/2022 to 08/20/2022
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
Excellent value for money.
stayed from 07/24/2020 to 07/27/2020

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The structure is managed by Pennisi family, owner for many generations of the 18 acres of lemon groves which surround it.
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Area Campagna

Strada Provinciale 2 I/II (Strada 4), 59, 6 km from the Giarre exit on the A18-E45 Messina-Catania highway, 3 km from the well known tourist port in Riposto, 50 km from Catania airport, 800 mts from the seaside. GPS: 37° 42’ 38” N – 15° 12’ 27” E

In The Surroundings

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