A place of taste and worship, where tradition and innovation come together
Innovation, food and culture come together in a single spot, giving life to a location where heterogeneous experiences are integrated. From the union of Bastione and Villa Costanza.
Bastione & Constanza was created in Cefalù, the format of a literary coffee-shop with a slow kitchen and pizza. The ideal place to “feel” the wealth of the earth’s resources and where the Mediterranean lifestyle is linked to healthy food choices. A multifunctional space of cultural development that arises from the redevelopment of the architectural structure of the Ex-Infirmary of the Gibilmanna Capuchin Friars, owned by the Municipality of Cefalù and built in 1588 near the Bastion of Capo Marchiafava, a symbolic place in the Norman town.
A piece of history that, through its reconstructions, is shared thanks to the presence of a digital museum on the Arab-Norman route, a multimedia reading room and an event space for multidisciplinary workshops. With a strongly local “imprinting” despite a massive international vocation, the full name is indeed “Bastion – Innovation, Food, Culture“: the selection of the territory’s best slow food garrisons, sourdoughs and ancient grains for pizzas provide the backdrop for a direct dialogue between producers and consumers and a unique and experiential journey through the most unexpected perspectives of taste.
The events and workshops represent a place of sharing and networking between professionals, an environment where they can disseminate knowledge, participate in debates, exhibitions, showcases and generate new forms of contamination. Just for the occasion, the Durastante brothers, owners of Villa Costanza, have created a new Madonie manna-based beer: “[…] we wanted to include important Sicilian flagships into the menu and we created our third beer dedicated to the Madonie, inserting the manna. We believe it is really a wonderful opportunity to let tourists discover the best that our land has to offer […]”.
A place that, after its inauguration, has aroused great interest and curiosity, both from residents and tourists. It has, undoubtedly, unique and attractive features, as well as enjoying an advantageous and suggestive panoramic position. A valid initiative by youths who, through a call for the re-utilisation of unused public buildings, have rehabilitated a setting that was closed for over twenty years. The historic centre of the Norman town is enriched by a building that represents the perfect combination of tradition and innovation and allows visitors to broaden their historical and cultural knowledge accompanied by excellent food, while also enjoying a breathtaking view whilst experiencing the scent of salt and the sound of sea waves breaking on the rocks.