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An amazing experience, rich in scents, colours and flavours, nestled in a corner of the old feudal Sicily

Experiences and passion coming together in a reassuring embrace

Vecchia Masseria is both a typical and an extraordinary rural estate, a symbol of and monument to the local peasant community dating back to 1856. Surrounded by 2000 hectares of woodlands inside the archaeological nature reserve of the Ganzaria Mountain, it has overlooked the plain of Gela for almost 3 centuries.

The unique historical complex, established in the heart of Sicily by Baron Andrea Guccione from Palermo, was originally built with locally sourced stones and materials and was conceived as a great agricultural complex or masseria, providing accommodation for the farm workers, who were employed in the farming and cultivation of the surrounding lands.

Revived in 1996 and expertly restored by the Golina Family, Vecchia Masseria has finally regained its old splendour. Careful and meticulous restoration works began in 2000 and were completed in 2002. In restoring the rural structures and recovering the land the use of environmentally friendly materials with respect for surroundings and history was given utmost importance. Features of the estate past and are present are walls decorated with water-based paintwork, stonework, woodwork, Sicilian cotto tiles, and wrought iron details.

Today, Vecchia Masseria is a rural historic monument with 4-star service, entirely family-run and managed by Cavaliere Stefano Golino, who also is the chef de cuisine, and his son Philippe Golino, director of the enterprise.

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Tradition and innovation
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The tradition and sophistication of our products ascertain the authenticity of our dishes and the success of your gastronomic experiences.

Our products, always fresh and carefully chosen

The gastronomic ingenuity of Cavaliere Stefano Golino, who is both the owner and chef de cuisine of the estate, has merited Farm Stay Vecchia Masseria great prestige. Owing to his culinary mastery and passion, his artful creations from the kitchen, which he realizes using organic products grown on the estate, often reinterpret typical Sicilian dishes. His impeccable rule over the kitchen delights with delicious dishes of local flavours, which he prepares with taste and originality to satisfy also the most discerning palate.

Reserved for the guests of the Farm Stay is the "Sala Rustica", a characteristic and comfortable restaurant. For lunch our guests have the possibility to choose from the many delicacies offered on our à la card menu. Lunch can also be served at the pool. For dinner we serve a varied set menu. Our property is attuned to the needs of guests with any food intolerances, offering ad hoc menus for coeliacs, vegans and vegetarians.


Receptions and Banquets
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Five enchanting corners to set the scene for your wedding day.

Work and Food

the place is also ideal for
business lunches and dinners
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Events and Receptions

Emotions to be experienced

Vecchia Masseria is the ideal venue for receptions, banquets, meetings and conferences.

Vecchia Masseria is the ideal location for your wedding in Sicily. Our hotel service and the restaurant facilities are characteristic for a 4-star venue, offering detail-oriented organisation and management by Cavaliere Stefano Golino and his son Philippe, director of the enterprise.

For your ceremony, a variety of environments is on offer: besides the Due Archi Hall and the Orchid Hall, there is the terrace, a magnificent and enchanting location amidst fascinating scenery.