Travel Type: Self-drive Itinerary
Transportation: rental car
Period: August/September - on request
Duration: 4 nights/5 days
Five delightful days in the hills over Palermo
Visiting Palermo and its surroundings
Stay in a refined, homey vineyard estate
Taste top rated Sicilian wines
Savor gourmet dinners
The estate is at 20 km from Palermo, in the middle of the plateau of Piana degli Albanesi.
About the estate
Dating back to the 19th century as the home of Baron Ramione, the "Baglio", with its 13 elegant rooms, is a charming revival of ancient times. Within easy reach of splendid Palermo, the current owners, Count and Countess Marzotto, have opened their charming home for discriminating guests seeking relaxation after experiencing the wonders of Sicily. The Baglio recalls an Arab-Norman building, while its interior with its contemporary art and elegant French furnishings reflects the character of its hostess. Guests can take advantage of the renewing power of nature following the "fitness trail" through the vineyards, admiring the estates grounds and its winery, or just relaxing at the swimming pool.
About the winery
Pianetto is in Santa Cristina Gela, in the DOC Monreale area. Its vineyards are situated at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level and cover a total area of about 88 hectares, of which 40 are in production, about 25 in phase 3 and replanting of olive groves. Current varieties are the Insolia and Viognier for whites, while the Merlot and Petit Verdot occupy the entire area planted with red ones. Baglio di Pianetto balances innovation with tradition to consistently produce high quality wines. They produce 13 wines and 2 extra virgin olive oils.