Travel in Sicily: La Foresteria Winery Boutique Hotel

If you travel in Sicily, and would like to stay in a winery to sample from the local wine and food than Planeta Estate La Foresteria is the place to stay for a truly “gourmet” holiday. The owners have been for years some of the biggest and best known producers of fine Sicilian wines. In the last few years, thanks to the owners of Planeta, Sicily has gained the role of “prima donna” in the wine world.

Planeta Estate Pool

Swimming pool at Planeta Winery Estate

The La Foresteria resort has an excellent kitchen and also offers cooking classes. Located on the southwestern coast of Sicily, in Menfi, a town between Selinunte and Agrigento, the estate stands on a hill over the surrounding vineyards and olive groves, and with views of the Mediterranean. With fourteen suites each with a private terrace and a view over the vineyards and the sea, the Planeta resort will provide you with everything you need or want: a spectacular swimming pool with a view of the sunset, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium, large gardens with medicinal plants, a kitchen where the chef prepares dishes with high-quality, typical products from the area, cosy corners where you can relax and spend your free time reading. The Planeta resort gives you a warm and attentive welcome and, of course, you will be able to enjoy the sublime wines produced by the Planeta family.

Planeta Estate Kitchen

There are many attractions close by: the beach is only four km away, and you can take one of the bikes that they rent free of charge and head there through the vineyards and the dedicated bicycle trails. If you drive,  Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples is only one hour away. Another fascinating archeological site with Greek temples is Segesta, about a 45-minute drive to the north.

Planeta Estate vineyards

Planeta Estate La Foresteria
Contrada Passo di Gurra
ex S.S. 115 s.p. 79, Km 91 Menfi (Ag)
Tel +39 0925 1955460

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.