On June 19, 2020, the Foresteria in Menfi, the gateway to the world of Planeta’s experiences, reopened to the public.
The Foresteria is located in the heart of the southwestern coast of Sicily. Not far from the two wineries, Ulmo and Dispensa, and the Capparrina olive grove, it is set in an exceptional cultural and naturalistic context: between the archaeological park of Selinunte, the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, the uncontaminated sea of Porto Palo and the Belice River Nature Reserve.
The Foresteria di Planeta is an oasis of peace. It’s a place where you can still breathe history and culture, between the sea and the hills, in the atmosphere of an elegant country house.
Moreover, the outdoor spaces allow you to completely immerse yourself in the silence that surrounds the structure. You can walk in the surrounding vineyards or in the Garden of Aromas, which this year is as luxuriant as ever. In fact, during this spring of forced lockdown, it exploded in all its energy, full of new aromatic essences that spring green in all environments. From the rooms to the relaxation lounge and the restaurant, to the swimming pool.
Since we couldn’t enjoy it during the months of lockdown, Il Giardino degli Aromi (the Garden of Aromas) became the theme of the storytelling campaign #Planetacomestoyou. It was spread on social media through recipes, anecdotes, and curiosities about many of the aromatic essences that grow there. This small heritage of traditions will be shared with the guests of the Guest House. They will receive a QR-code upon arrival so they can access and download all the information.
The Herbs will be the leitmotif of your stay in the Foresteria Planeta.
Herbs will be the central ingredients of the recipes of the Chef of Casa Planeta Angelo Pumilia, of the essence of massage oils, herbs for tea and infusion, decorative elements, and soon much more.
“Reservations are arriving. We have a strong desire to welcome guests, with the greatest attention to the needs of each one of them. Seeing them happy and relaxed will give us unique emotions never experienced before”.Francesca Planeta, Planeta’s hospitality manager
Planeta, a 17-generation long history
Planeta is one the most important wineries in Sicily. With a seventeen generations long history and with 394 hectares and six wineries located in five territories (Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, and Capo Milazzo, editor’s note). It aims to enhance each territory individually through a great deal of meticulous research. From the adaptability of international varieties to native grape varieties and relics. Planeta is one of the first realities in Sicily and Italy to have dedicated to wine tourism of excellence. Visits and the wine tastings are complemented by the naturalistic and cultural experiences of each of the winery’s territory.
The winery’s characterized by the ethics of production and respect for the environment, landscape, and culture of each place and through sustainable and lasting agriculture. The wineries and facilities are perfectly integrated into the landscape. Love for the land of belonging and passion are the values that have always guided Planeta.
In addition to the wine production activities, Planeta is also involved in the production of IGP Sicilian olive oil in the Capparrina Estate and is active in the field of hospitality. Foresteria Planeta in Menfi, with its 14 rooms surrounded by an enchanting Mediterranean garden and the restaurant that offers traditional recipes, expresses the most genuine essence and unique style of the family’s hospitality.
The restaurant has been reorganized
The restaurant of the Foresteria has reorganized the spaces between the terrace and the flowerbeds of the Aroma Garden, to ensure social distancing between guests. It will focus on a menu of Signature Dishes and the classic Menu of the day designed and based on daily groceries available, where aromatic herbs will be the essential touch of the Chef’s dishes.
Palazzo Planeta, crossroads of millenary histories and cultures
On June 12, Palazzo Planeta will reopen, a pulsating crossroads of millenary history and culture in the heart of Palermo. Palazzo Planeta, in the historical center of Palermo, consists of seven refined and comfortable apartments, entirely renovated and equipped to recreate a sophisticated welcoming atmosphere that reflects the spirit of Sicilian fine living.