The "Masseria" (a word that defines an ancient self-sufficient rural structure held by Landlords in southern Italy in the last centuries where grains, olives and grapes where transformed) "Rossella" was edified on the late '700s on the ruins of an ancient Saracen installation. The Masseria Rossella was actually built in order to compete with H.M. Ferdinand III de Borbon that in the Ficuzza Wood built his Regal Hunting Mansion, the "Regio Casino".
Rossella is set on the Mount Rossella facing the stunning Scanzano Valley, in front of the Ficuzza Wood and the breathtaking Rocca Busambra, one of the highest peaks in Sicily, where is still possible to watch raptors as eagles and hawks. Rossella owns its name to the quality of roses that the over here the land allow to grow.
The main mansion has been always hosting the ancestors of the actual owners for the most part of the year and in the past has always been the gathering point of several fox and hare hunting sessions. The mansion is now completely refurbished after a period of abandonment, and has been submitted to an architectural bond by the "Assessorato dei beni Culturali" (A State Body that oversees the Italian Cultural Patrimony) because of its high historical value. It is still the usual country refuge of the owners that with lots of efforts and love brought Rossella back to its ancient magnificence.
Situated 700 meters over the see level, Rossella will grant really pleasant and fresh stays also during the warmest part of the summer. Rossella is ideal for the organization of events as Meetings, Shows, Banquets, Parties, Concerts, Weddings, weeks of cooking lessons, or photography, or painting to be held in the new structure created from the old stables and warehouses. In the land surrounding the Masseria olive trees and grapes are tilled to produce genuine oil and wine that will help to enjoy your meals. Also you'll find a garden where a lot of different flowers, fruits, legumes and vegetables are tilled in order to cheer your stay in Rossella. The strength of their flavours and tastes will bring you in a peaceful and relaxed dimension while the sun sets beyond the mountains outlining the profile of the "Sleeping Giant".
All the bedrooms, the living rooms and the dining room are tastily and elegantly furnished, with ancient and/or artisanal furniture, prints, exclusive fabrics, and with central heating, with all the comforts and with an eye to handiness. The bedrooms have all direct and independent access to the central courtyard that itself is furnished with outdoor furniture like umbrellas and armchairs. Also, you'll have the opportunity of using our mountain bikes to visit the surroundings trough the characteristic country paths. Besides, the zone is ideal for trekking on the "Italian Paths" recommended by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) that go across the land of Masseria Rossella. The in-the-house cook will offer you meals characteristic of the Sicilian gastronomy, with particular attention to the products of Masseria Rossella and its surroundings, products as cheeses, vegetables, legumes, wine, olive oil and fruits.