PLACES TO STAY
Vallegrande Nature Resort
A Hotel surrounded by forests, the sea and Sicilian culture
The Vallegrande Resort which is nestled inside the Madonie Regional Natural Park, is situated between the valleys and the mountains with views of Cefalù and the sea. In the 1970’s the property belonged to a well-known family from Palermo and was built to resemble a real ranch with a riding school. Later on, it was turned into a rustic style farmhouse for tourists and then more recently it was taken over by the Vitrano family who have completely transformed it into a luxurious and exclusive venue. Vallegrande actually belongs to the “Small Luxury Collection,” a small chain of places to stay which are united by their similarity in size, location and the exclusivity of their services.
The new Vallegrande Resort is the result of a significant investment, not just financially but also from the motivational point of view because the concept of Vallegrande as a rural farmhouse for families to visit on a Sunday has been turned completely on its head by creating a new structural concept with a new target market. The complex at the Vallegrande Resort has been renovated throughout without having any major impact on the surrounding land. The large windows in the central area of the building make it possible to admire the stunning views of the woods nearby, the rooms are decorated in a refined style where there is a true connection between the aesthetic taste in furniture combined with the unspoiled nature outside and the infinity pool provides a unique view of the Aeolian Islands which is a real treat for our lucky visitors.
Whilst staying at Vallegrande you can enjoy a wide range of different activities such as: horse riding through the woods, a day relaxing at the nearby beaches in Cefalù, visiting the Gole di Tiberio (the Gorge of Tiberius) a site which has been recognised by UNESCO and is the result of thousands of years of attrition by the waters of the River Pollina which has worn away the limestone until a canyon has been formed. Then, obviously, a visit to the historic centre of Cefalù is not to be missed along with the Cathedral and the Mandralisca Museum.
The Vallegrande Resort is the perfect destination for couples who are looking for a romantic place to stay away from the stresses and strains of the city, or, from families who want to bring their children on a voyage of discovery where they can experience new places and have new adventures thus combining a holiday by the sea with lots of different fun activities.
Thanks to the Hotel’s new management, it is also possible to celebrate weddings and special events here. Vallegrande is the perfect setting for any type of ceremony whether inside in the restaurant’s large dining room or in the wonderful space outside alongside the pool with an English lawn. Everything has been thought of to provide guests with somewhere elegant that is completely private, very exclusive with a special atmosphere that emanates from an exceptional location. Coupled with all this are the wonderful lunches and dinners of the highest quality with personalised menus.
The Vallegrande Resort is busy all year round. During the summer months of July and August, the customers are predominantly Italian and during the other months of the year, the clientele is mainly made up of tourists from all over the rest of Europe.