Visit to Susafa in Sicily

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  • Sicily

  • Boutique Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Relaxation

  • Romantic

  • Hotel Guide

Visit to Susafa in Sicily
Curator’s statement

I stayed at Susafa right before the close of the season in late October 2023. The staff was incredible and took excellent care of us from the moment we arrived at this gorgeous 18th century farmhouse and mill converted into a boutique hotel.

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A restored, utterly chic 200-year-old farmhouse in the Sicilian countryside with a focus on sustainability and ingredient-driven gastronomy (the property even produces its own organic olive oil).

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Susafa is located in the hills of Sicily between Palermo and Catania. It's about an hour to the nearest town of Cefalú, which is a great day trip from the hotel.

Room Categories

There are a total of 17 rooms and suites with seven types of room categories. Some feature bath tubs and private gardens, while others feature multiple levels. There's even a Deluxe Suite that has its own private sauna.


The history of Susafa dates back 200 years when the land and property were used to produce wine and grains. Today, Susafa is a boutique hotel committed to sustainability but yet providing all the little luxuries desired by its guests. They do still grow their own vegetables and herbs (you can take a tour through the garden with owner, Manfreddi, during your stay). They also still produce olive oil various types of grains and bake the most amazing fresh breads you'll ever taste!

Property Features

The views are incredible and there are various areas throughout the property where you can watch the sunset, enjoy an outdoor lunch or appertivo or simply just relax and read a book. Because of the small amount of rooms, you often feel as though you have the place to yourself. There is one restaurant (the former granary) onsite and a bar (the former winery). The food is traditional Sicilian dishes and very good as well as the selection of Sicilian wines. They also offer an all-day cooking school where lunch is provided and you spend the day learning from a Sicilian chef. There are also many other activities and experiences you can choose from, depending on the time of year.

Inside dining
Outside view

Recommended for

I would recommend this hotel to my clients traveling through Sicily as a place to relax and re-charge for a few days before heading back home. It is also great for couples looking to re-connect or even those celebrating their honeymoon.

Food view

Need to Know

There is a minimum stay of three nights and children under 12 are not allowed.
This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Sicily. In need of further inspiration? Check out Jesse Blumberg ’s guide, A Taste of Sicily: One Week Itinerary.

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