Planeta Foresteria

Planeta Foresteria
Menfi

Wine-tasting and gastronomy on a prestigious wine estate close to the sandy beaches of south-west Sicily

  • Best For Couples, Honeymoon, Beach Holidays, Food & Wine
  • Rooms 9 comfortable Classic, 4 Superior and 1 Deluxe guest rooms
  • Highlights Relaxed, happy, easy-mannered staff who really help you get into that ''holiday mood'' .

    The view from the pool and solarium: a great place to watch some blissful Sicilian countryside with the sea in the distance.
  • Holiday Offers 5 nights from £ 775 per person on a BB basis and including fully comprehensive car hire.

Planeta Foresteria

Stood on a green hill with a splendid view over the Sicilian countryside, La Foresteria is a luxury resort owned by the Planeta family and is situated near their Menfi vineyards.

Whilst hard work takes place on the vineyard to produce beautiful, high-quality wines, in this boutique hotel, your visit will be all about relaxation and having an authentic Italian experience.

Embrace the copious facilities on offer, from the 14 rooms with views over Menfi’s stunning countryside of never-ending olive groves and vines, to the enchanting Mediterranean gardens and swimming pool, which you can take a dip in before you head to the onsite restaurant to try some Sicilian gastronomic delights, with dishes including ricotta and mint ravioli and silver scabbard fish with herbs. All accompanied by a glass of the estate’s own vino, obviously.

There are also a plethora of activities to take part in, including wine tastings (of course!), cooking classes and trekking and bicycle routes!

Or, if you fancy venturing off-site (though it may be hard to pull yourself away from this delightful destination!), you can head to the hotel’s private beach and swim in the crystal-clear sea surrounded by cool green pine trees and golden sand dunes. You are also ideally located to visit some of Planeta’s other wineries – Ulmo and Dispensa – and the nearby olive groves of Capparrina!
Facilities
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bikes
  • Food and wine tasting tours
  • Gym
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach Club (5 minute drive)
  • Golf course (20 minute drive)

Rooms

The fourteen rooms are spacious, each with their own private terrace and uniquely decorated. Styles range from pastel-hued–mint, chamomile, rosemary, lavender and evocative of local scents to the stronger shades of red, ochre and blue that are associated with ceramics from Burgio and Caltagirone.
Room Facilities
  • King-size bed
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace or balcony

Hotel Restaurant

It is the food that lifts Planta Foresteria high into the ‘special’ category; its restaurant opens to hotel guests daily, and also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to devoted local foodies.

Head chef Angelo has many years of creative culinary experience and resolutely sticks to a ‘keep it fresh and local’ formula when sourcing his ingredients.

The staff is friendly, helpful, courteous and, as you would expect, knowledgeable about the wine.
Other Restaurant Nearby
Planeta Foresteria organises Wine and Olive Oil tours tailored to satisfy the seasoned foodie traveller and the enthusiastic novice alike. 

For the freshest fish and seafood head down to ''Ristorante Salisa' by the beach of Lido dei Fiori.

Location

Nestling amongst the vineyards in southwest Sicily, Planeta Foresteria is in a perfect location to combine Blue-flag beaches with idyllic countryside

Local highlights include the archaeological sites of the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and Selinunte and the fabulous sandy beach at Porto Palo di Menfi.

Trapani and Palermo airports are just over an hour away.

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A tour of Marsala between wineries, salt marshes and beaches

A tour of Marsala between wineries, salt marshes and beaches

Famous for the liqueur that bears its name, in 2019, the town celebrates the fifty years of its DOC brand (Denomination of Controlled Origin), the first ever wine of Italy to be awarded with such designation.

A good excuse to walk through the alleys and squares of the ancient Lilibeum, then explore the Stagnone lagoon and the island of Mozia, with its windmills.