Stay at a Boutique Farmhouse on Boundless Journeys’ Ancient Sicily Tour February 6th, 2013 • by Deborah Tobey Warm and inviting accommodations The food, wine, sea, countryside and ancient archeological sites of Southern Sicily make the boutique hotel La Foresteria the perfect place in which to experience all the very best of the island, both past and present. Situated in the countryside of Menfi, the estate stands on a hill overlooking the surrounding vineyards and olive groves, with views of the Mediterranean. La Foresteria, is a new hotel and yet, at the same time, one deeply rooted in the history and customs of the land on which it has been built. The contemporary feel at La Foresteria is carefully mixed with bright colors and warm woods giving one the feeling of being in a private home. Traditional blue and yellow ceramics from nearby Burgio and Caltagirone, along with antique furniture, provide a shabby-chic feel, and private terraces allow expansive views of rolling vineyards and medicinal herb gardens. The spectacular infinity pool At the end of a day on the trail, the infinity pool invites complete relaxation, and an ideal spot from where to admire some of the island’s most spectacular sunsets. In La Foresteria’s kitchen, the passion for the local countryside and the good food and wine produced here result in superlative Sicilian cuisine, served al fresco on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. Here we enjoy a cooking class, held in the hotel’s large professional teaching kitchen, as well as the sublime wines produced by the owners of La Foresteria, the Planeta family. We gain insight into production of Planeta wines with a tour of the nearby Ulmo winery and a sampling of their best vintages. Spend two nights in this enchanting hotel on Boundless Journeys’ Italy: Ancient Sicily tour, and return to an oasis of calm at the end of the day. Join us in Sicily, May 11-18 or September 22-29, and experience La Foresteria for yourself. For more information, please call 1-800-941-8010, or email [email protected] About Boundless Journeys Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.