the house in the garden

My house in the garden, Sicily!

The heart of Sicily

Bed and Breakfast Giucalem '' the House in the Gardens '': where it feels him pulsate the heart of Sicily From the Bed and Breakfast Giucalem to the discovery of the treasures of Piazza Armerina Welcome to everybody in the Heart of Sicily.

Inside the great portion of triangular earth situated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and that once was called Trinacria, there are so many Sicilies. There is Arab-Norman Sicily of Palermo, that prehistoric in the zone of Syracuse, that Hellenistic of Agrigento. In the center of Sicily, in the territory with the tallest chief town in Italy, Enna, the Roman heart of our Island palpitates, a heart which pulsation can clearly be felt in the very famous Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina.

Unique monument to the World, the Villa, inserted in the '97 in the World Heritage List of the UNESCO, is absorbed in the amenity of a little valley of pines, elms, poplars, cores. It rises near the course of water, that more to valley it becomes the river Gela, on the rests of an old rustic settlement.

The Villa , built among the III and the IV century A.C., with his over 3.500 sqm. of flooring mosaics, offers us the most extraordinary and ample text known of mosaic decoration that, for complexity of the imaging apparatus doesn't even find comparisons in the great grouping of the mosaics of the Roman villas that they be found in Tunisia. To arrive there, they passes through Piazza Armerina, city that contains in herself all the Sicilies mentioned, with its rich amount of gardens, of medieval monuments, Renaissance and Baroque too.

At few kilometers from Piazza Armerina, after passing a chain of luxuriant mountains and hills, you arrive on the Mt. Cittadella, where to the center of the lands that they were of Morges, king of the Morgetis (an italic population coming from center-southern Italy), and from which probably takes the name, rises Morgantina , one of the sites archaeological richer in charm that the history of Sicily Hellenistic memoirs.

Greek and old Sicilian cultures harmoniously they melt in these places where the integration among these two cultures is testified by the numerous finds archaeological discoveries. In short, a place where the history of Sicily is presented to visitor’s eyes better that in any book. Place that rewards a visit, for an only weekend or for a pleasant vacation, among Nature, Culture and History

If these ingredients are mix of calm relax and excellent hospitality our suggestion it is to make base for the excursions in the beautiful Bed and Breakfast Giucalem '' the House in the Gardens '', a splendid restructured rural house, situated in an ample valley worked with gardens, on the road that brings to the Roman Villa del Casale, in Piazza Armerina .

A comfort where absolute calm reigns, in the maximum one of the privacy. A structure of great quality, provided of 5 comfortable rooms all with private services, a room for the breakfast, a great garden and an ample parking lot for the guests.

Strategically positioned, the Bed and Breakfast Giucalem it is distant as soon as a kilometer from the historical center of Piazza Armerina , 3 kilometers from the famous mosaics of the Roman Villa and after only 12 kilometers, are reached the splendid ruins of Morgantina.

o lodge for a few days in the pleasant B&B '' the House in the Gardens '', it means to be able to live in first person the exciting atmospheres of the this land and of whole Sicily, to live not only thanks to the great quantity of culture and nature from which you surrounded, but also thanks to the inimitable tastes of the Sicilian typical products that can be tasted. Mr. Giuseppe, owner of the B&B, being also produces in his olive-grove a good extra virgin olive oil, biological, it proposes to the guests of the House Giucalem, also the possibility to purchase this product.

Naturally it is to disposition the tasting of all the products of the gardens and all the home preserves prepared by the Giuseppe’s mother Maria. Before leaving for the excursions we warmly recommend to all the guests to take advantage of the breakfast, made of simple products but very taken care of, with fresh fruits, homemade, sweets,cakes, cookies , marmalade and warm fresh bread seasoned with olive oil, oregano, dry tomatoes , in Sicilian “pane cunzato”.

After , is assignment of every guest to get ready to welcome inside of himself all the wonder that out, to few footsteps from the Bed and Breakfast Giucalem '' the House in the Gardens '', the territory of Piazza Armerina offers.


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    Gerald Harris attorney at law