We absolutely loved this property - our favorite in Sicily! The house was super comfortable for us - a family with two adult children. Large kitchen, wonderful family room with games and large bedrooms for everyone. The multiple outdoor seating areas and views were fantastic. We took advantage of the grill and the pool. We just loved the feel of the property and home - a tastefully renovated rustic farmhouse. It has lots of character and is very private. We also enjoyed visiting the nearby town of Castelbuono. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided some great suggestions for dinner and hikes in the area. Couldn't have asked for a better property or host. Thanks Alberto!
We had a really nice stay in Torre di Bari. Fabio was a really nice and welcoming host - as he had a business meeting in Cagliari on the day of our arrival, he even agreed to meet us at the airport and drive in front of us to make it easier to find the flat (we arrived in the evening). When we arrived at the flat, we were welcomed with two baskets of delicious oranges, clementines and grapefruit from his father's plantations. We were also free to take from the delicious (!!) lemons from the tree in the yard.
The flat was very nice - the kitchen is super well equipped and good as new! - and very comfortable (after having used the heating a bit - i suspect we were the first guests of the year, so the house was a bit cooled down).
Kitchen essentials such as oil, salt/pepper and some herbs are provided which was very nice as we arrived with the plane. The flat is also very well equipped if you're staying longer - there's a washing machine and even an iron. everything was tidy and clean.
The location of the flat is very good in my opinion: only 2 minutes to the sea, 5 minutes to the next supermarket / the strada statale with the car, very silent although we were told it is much busier in summer. There are a lot of dogs running around in the area, so if you're a dog person, you'll love it ;)
Outside, you have a nice lounge and big table. Unfortunately it was not quite warm enough to spend a lot of time outside but I guess in summer it would be very nice. That being said, for two persons it was fine to spend time at the kitchen table (more than 2 would probably be a bit packed).
The only thing my mother complained about was the sometimes poor speed of the Wifi - especially in the evening. But mobile data is good (LTE), so we were able to use that for doing research etc. Just don't expect to be able to stream a lot of netflix or such (not the point of a holiday at least for me, so i was fine). ;)
We had a very nice stay in Torre di Bari and we'd like to thank Fabio for his hospitality!