The original structure of Borgo San Cono, a typical aristocratic Sicily country home, dates back to the 17th century. Additional wings were added over the centuries to make the home larger and more comfortable, while maintaining its features as a fortified stronghold dominating the vast surrounding estate of around 50 hectares planted with citrus and olive trees. This continued up to the early 20th century when the home achieved its current appearance.
The long driveway, shaded by olive, almond and oak trees, immediately transmits the sensation of charm and tranquillity that is a feature of Borgo San Cono.
The extensive grounds contain plenty of surprises, from the magnificent vegetation to the ruins of an ancient Byzantine convent, which has been excavated in recent years by German and Austrian archaeologists. There is also an ancient farm building, the sheepcote, where ricotta and cheese are still produced today, as well as plenty of corners where you can relax and enjoy a magnificent sea view over the Aeolian Islands and the explosion of colours of the luxuriant nature that the estate is blessed with.
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