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Eva Amodeo

CASA FARANDA è un posto magico!!! Arredato in modo impeccabile anche nel dettaglio più piccolo… In un paesino dove si respira calma e pace da sembrare irreale… Con Pier e Giorgia ci siamo sentite a casa e coccolate 🙂 Non solo lo consiglio, ma la ritengo una tappa d’obbligo !

Cherrique Sewalt

The most beautiful room we ever stayed in! The room is located in an old house in a really nice and friendly small town up the mountain. If you think the room is great, wait till you met Pierfrancesco and Giorgia. They made us feel more than welcome. We were welcomed with fresh watermelon and a typical Sicilian drink. We were invited to join them for dinner and a party at their friends house. We felt like real locals for the evening. We had a great time! Thanks again for all the good care!

Virgin Bueno

To live in Pierfrancescos house was fantastic. We have never seen such a beautiful house before. This 500 hundred years old house was restored in an unique way with great respect for the historie of the house and at the same time it was made to a very comfortable house where we had everything we could need. Furthermore to sit at the roof terrace and enjoy the fantastic view is difficult to describe. So we will give Casa Faranda the best recommendation possible. Furthermore is Pierfrancesco a very interesting and kind person. Castroreale is a beautiful small peaceful mountain town very near the see, forest and mountains to visit. Everybody we met were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Birgit and Roberto. Denmark.

Vadim Vakarjuk

The best house I have ever seen perfect atmosphere for relax and inspiration. The hosts are extremely kind and helpful. I’ll return for sure back as soon as possible!

Lorenzo Politi

Please believe if i say that after a life spent around the world in search of special places to get inspiration, i was so surprised to found the “place of the life” close to my home but even more beauty i felt when i met Pierfrancesco & (URL HIDDEN) be consistent: “two extraordinarily hospitable and super interesting characters who welcomed us like we were great friends of a lifetime”!!!

Evelien Prakke

Such a beautiful experience! The most amazing house, filled with creativity. We spent 2 wonderful days at the house of Pierfrancesco and Giorgia, and also met their lovely little daughter. We ate dinner together- the first evening with fish they caught themselves. It was a special oppurtunity not only to stay at the house but also to talk about their life at Sicily, and exchange experiences. We will come back!

Selvaggia e Brando

Casa Faranda è stata l’ultima tappa del nostro meraviglioso tour della Sicilia ed è stata l’esperienza più significativa che ha dato un epilogo unico alla nostra vacanza. La casa del 1600 è stata completamente ristrutturate con grande cura e passione dai padroni di casa facendo un lavoro splendido, la camera del Tramonto è molto accogliente e spaziosa con il soffitto di legno originale, il bagno completamente rifatto con gran gusto estetico. Annesso alla stanza c’è una graziosa terrazzina dalla quale è possibile respirare un’atmosfera senza tempo con una vista mozzafiato su capo Tindari e le isole Eolie con sottofondo Jazz brasiliano. Entrate dentro questa casa e lasciatevi trasportare dal calore e l’energia di Giorgia e Pier che con grande naturalezza si rendono disponibili ad ogni richiesta, proprio loro ci hanno fatto conoscere le bellezze locali, dalla storia di Castroreale alle spiaggie più isolate e meravigliose della zona, riuscendo a scappare dalla folla di ferragosto… SAVE THE PLACE, consigliamo questo posto per chi ama vivere il mare e i veri sapori della Sicilia in tranquillità.

Lucia Nunzi

In un grazioso paesino dell’ entroterra siciliano ci si trova a dormire in una suggestiva casa dove ogni dettaglio esprime una grande abilità nel riuso creativo delle cose. La casa è fresca e pulita con un bellissimo panorama. Pierfrancesco e Giorgia sono stati molto disponibili e accoglienti e hanno dato dei preziosi suggerimenti su cosa vedere nei dintorni. Da provare!!!

Ronald Bazuin

A must go when you visit Sicily. A restored late 16th century house with several well decorated and designed rooms. See photo’s on the site. Without doubt home away from home. Gio and Pier are excellent host, we felt very welcome. Very relaxed people. The outside terrace with views on the nearby 15th church and the surrounding valleys and hills is a great place to sit, drink, read and talk. Castroreale itself is small but nice. It’s like a labyrinth of small cobbled streets and alleys. One huge church (and 7 others), 2 bars/restaurants, one post office, 2 mini supermercato’s. 2107 inhabitants. That’s all. Enough hills around for cycling or walking. Go there and you’ll never forget.

Margaux Fadanelli

Notre coup de coeur des vacances ! Nous sommes littéralement tombés amoureux de Castroreale et de la Casa Faranda. Pierfrancesco et Giorgia sont absolument adorables et de merveilleux hôtes, prévenants, attentionnés et généreux. C’est avec le coeur lourd que l’on repart de ce havre de paix, avec l’envie irrépressible d’y revenir dès que possible. La chambre de la Cisterna est tout simplement magnifique, toute la maison est arrangée avec goût et chaque recoin a un charme fou.

Virginia Grande

La Casa Faranda es verdaderamente uno de los alojamientos más bellos y especiales en los que me he alojado nunca. En Castroreale, un pueblo precioso, alejado del ruido y la civilización. Desde la habitación “Il Tramonto” las vistas son, sencillamente, espectaculares. Giorgia y Pierfrancesco son unos anfitriones geniales. Te hacen sentir como en tu propia casa desde el primer momento, y se preocupan siempre de que te sientas cómodo. Además, conocen la zona perfectamente y tienen un montón de buenos planes que recomendar. Si además te gusta la opción de convivir con tus anfitriones, practicamente como una familia, la Casa Faranda es el lugar perfecto para ti. No faltará una buena conversación en el desayuno, o un poco de música al atardecer. Arte, detalles, naturaleza y belleza hechos casa.

Valeriya & Pieter Audenaert

A very unique stay at a very unique location. In a pitoresk quiet village you stay at an amazing place where we felt in a creative state of mind. We had a dinner together with our host which ended in a very interesting and inspiring conversation, this was by sure one of the highlights from our trip to Sicily! Pierfrancesco did everything to give us a relaxing stay in his wonderful mansion. This place is like a paradise for creative people because this walls are full of creative energy just like the owner. We highly recommend this place if you are searching for a unique Sicilian experience!!!! Our only regret was that we only booked for two nights. We will definitely come back here!

Alicia Hall

This place is terrific & so unique! We really enjoyed our stay. There is a lot of space to enjoy, and every room is so artistically decorated and interesting. The town itself is lovely, perched up on a hill with a beautiful view over a valley & to the sea. As it is not a typical touristy place we loved how authentic our visit was! It was also lovely to share a meal with our host Pier (sorry Pier for our terrible pasta!) and taste some local goods & wine. Recommended for anyone wanting a real taste of Sicily away from the crowds!

Nicholas Lowe

Pierfrancesco was quick to communicate with me on organising our arrival. We turned up later than expected and he was there to greet us. The photographs of the house do not do it justice. Pierfrancesco has lovingly renovated his ancestral family home into something quite remarkable and unique. The ‘cisterna’ room has a large and comfortable bed and a spectacular feature bath tub. There is also a walk in wardrobe and shower cubicle. What makes this place special is the level of detail and careful craftmanship of almost every piece of furniture and design in the house. Pierfrancesco’s unique style is present across the whole house, and staying here is definitely an experience I can recommend.

Sara Plumb

Pierfrancesco was a delightful host! The house which he has created is a work if art. You could spend days looking and finding some new eccentricity…and we did! Castroreale is a delightful hilltop town with wonderful views and plenty to explore. The beds were firm…which we liked but our friends found theirs a bit hard. If you are going for a quality aesthetic experience then this house is perfect. The courtyard off the living room is a beautiful breakfast experience and would be a lovely shady place to be in the middle of summer. Aprile 2016

Wouter & Lynn Vanhoutte

Best stop on our Sicily trip! Casa Faranda is true gem hidden in the green mountains, close to the coast (which you can see from the terrace). Like you can see in the pictures, the interior of this house is amazing: inventive and creative design in a house full of history. The hosts are very nice and soulful people who gave us a warm welcome. We slept like a babies and fell in love with this house and the beautiful little town of Castroreale. We strongly recommand this place! Maggio 2016

Matthias Heubi

Die Unterkunft bei Pierfrancesco ist ein ganz spezielles Schmuckstück! Er hat das alte Gebäude stilvoll selbst renoviert und die Zimmer sind alle individuell gestaltet. Das Bett war das beste, was wir in einer Woche Sizilien hatten: Schön stabil, nicht zu hart, nicht zu weich, einfach genau richtig. Pierfrancesco selber ist sehr gastfreundlich, zuvorkommend und einfach liebenswürdig. Der Ort ist ziemlich abgelegen und ideal um ein paar Tage zu “chillen”.

Simone Bovie

Dear Giorgia & Pierfrancesco & Mataida, we had such a wonderful time in your house and together with you! Not only is Casa Faranda one of the most intriguing places we have ever stayed, but spending time with you made our vacation in Sicilia very very special. We would like to thank you again for your exceptional hospitality! We hope to see you again, maybe even in Berlin! Liebe Grüße aus Berlin, Simone & Martin  Giugno 2016

L’Ouvrier Apostrophe (from Airbnb)

Pierfrancesco est venu nous chercher alors que nous étions un peu perdu. il est très agréable, courtois, curieux, vifs, musiciens, artiste, convivial, il a un réel sens de l’accueil, au petit soin pour que l’on se sente bien … nous oriente, nous conseille sur les lieux à voir et nous recommande partout ou l’on va en balade…nous avons eu le sentiment de nous connaitre depuis toujours, la même famille d’âmes… nous n’y étions que pour deux jours et c’est bien trop court … dés que nous en aurons l’occasion nous y retournerons , la région est magnifique et les gens accueillants… en espérant rencontrer Giorgia la fois prochaine. Amitiés

Esther Behage (from Airbnb)

Wat een prachtige locatie en wat een vriendelijke en attente gastheer, gastvrouw en dochter. Bij aankomst meteen genoten van een Italiaanse lunch, we voelden ons er al snel thuis. De kamer was prachtig, net als het hele huis. Wat een sfeer ademt deze woning uit. Meegenomen op een ‘muzikale reis’. Wij hebben genoten! Luglio 2016

Lotte Williams (from Airbnb)

Staying with Pierfrancesco, Giorgia and their adorable daughter Mataida was a stop on our Sicilian adventure we will never forget! They welcomed us into their beautiful home with open arms from the moment we arrived and made us feel completely at ease. The house is even more amazing than the photos and is perched up on a hillside with the most beautiful views of the Aeolian islands and the towns below. Thanks to Pierfrancesco’s amazing recommendations we visited various beaches and national parks within an hours drive of the house that were completely secluded and off the beaten track. As well as helping us with all of this, we were invited to join the family for dinner one evening and were treated to a delicious traditional meal cooked by the lovely Giorgia! (Thank you both for the great company and of course Mataida for the evening entertainment!!). Both Castroreale and Pierfrancesco’s ancestral home are steeped in history, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to experience a totally authentic and unique trip with truly wonderful people. Can’t wait to see you both again either in London or Sicily! Lotte and Jude X  Luglio 2016


Julien Medioni

Just Wahouuu ! Such an incredible trip my girlfriend and I had at Pierfrancesco’s house. Best host ever, as soon as we arrived we were feeling like at home, the location is amazing on the top of Castroreale, dominating the Eoliens Island from the patio, the house and the room are nicely done, we can feel a real sense of details in the decoration. The room is so comfy, exactly like on the pictures. Pierfrancesco is passionate about what he is doing, he is a great man. We couldn’t ask for a better journey, we will remember this trip forever ! HIGHLY SUGGESTED.   Agosto 2016

Lili Bla (from Airbnb)

Das Heim von Pierfrancesco und Giorgia ist bis in den letzten Winkel so eingerichtet, dass die Liebe und Kreativität der ganzen Familie zu Ausdruck kommt. Neben dem unglaublich geschmackvollen Haus, trafen wir auf vier sehr liebenswerte Manschen, die uns direkt integrierten, sodass man diesen Ort gar nicht mehr verlassen wollte. Es war eine Freude, bei ihnen zwei wundervolle Tage verbringen zu dürfen und wir können nur jeden beglückwünschen, der Bekanntschaft mit ihnen machen darf!!! Thank you for the music, the sunset, the spirit, the pasta and the perfect time! Piacere!  Agosto 2016

Giuseppe e MArzia (from Airbnb)

Più che una casa vacanze. Giorgia e Pierfrancesco han saputo creare, in quel piccolo e affascinantissimo borgo che è Castroreale, un oasi di bellezza pura e semplice. La casa trasmette una pace difficile da descrivere a parole, ed in particolare la stanza del tuorlo è semplicemente meravigliosa con dei colori caldi e quel senso di silenzio che solo vivendola si può comprendere. La stanza (come l’intera casa) è arredata con manufatti e oggetti di antiquariato utilizzati con gusto davvero sopraffino. Ogni dettaglio è finemente pensato al fine di creare un ambiente confortevole e permeo di energia. Pierfrancesco e Giorgia due persone splendide e limpide, con i quali condividere momenti e conoscersi. Un luogo pieno di arte in cui sembra che il tempo si fermi per riprendere un po il ritmo naturale delle cose. In casa sono inoltre presenti molti strumenti musicali liberamente utilizzabili tra cui un pianoforte ed un contrabbasso. Se volete farvi del bene all’anima non pensateci due volte. Altra Nota positivissima da aggiungere è che circa a mezz’ora di macchina (ma anche meno) si raggiungono posti incantevoli come ad esempio i laghetti di tindari o sentieri montani nel pieno cuore dei nebrodi. Giorgia, Pier e la piccola Mada, vi abbracciamo e ci rivedremo sicuramente presto. Con affetto, Giuseppe e Marzia    Agosto 2016

Melanie (from Airbnb)

September 2016

Fantastic!! After busy months this was the best place for us to stay and re-energize again. The rooms were even more beautiful than on the pictures. You can feel the love that has been given to the renovation of the house. As much it is esthetically outstanding it is practical as well, which made the stay really comfortable. YES even the bathtub was working. The hosts Pierfrancesco, Giorgia and their daughter Mataida are truly beautiful, passionated, and authenic persons. They have such a big heart and made us feel really welcome. Staying with them for 13 days allowed us to get to know eachother a bit better. Furthermore we were pleased to have diner together several times, meeting also other familiy members. This gave us a little insight in the Sicilian family life. It was also great to have the possibility to take music classes from Pierfrancesco. He is a remarkable musician and teacher, and capable to share his passion in such a clear and inspiring way. Castroreale is a really special village, we directly felt at ease. All people are so friendly and the view over the valley and the see is just stunning, everywhere you look. Furthermore there is enough to explore in the surroudings. Pierfrancesco and Giorgia gave us recommendations about beaches and places to visit, one by one great. We also spend a day in Taormina and on Vulcano, both really nice to visit as well. To conclude: We had an amazing stay, so if you have the chance to visit Casa Faranda do so!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Pierfrancesco, Giorgia and Mataida thank you so much for your hospitality. We really hope to stay in touch and to see you again. You are more than welcome in Norway/the Netherlands as well. Warm wishes, Vincent & Melanie

Nici Riahi (from Airbnb)

Not one to write reviews but what can I say staying at this house with the lovely pierfrancessco and giorgia was amazing highlight to our long weekend in Sicily. the house and area is so gorgeous and you feel relaxed as soon as you walked into the village! They gave us great reccomendations on what to do and see while we were there and were amazing hosts! big love to these two amazing hosts keep doing what you are doing! See you soon!

September 2016

Josh Stickle (from Airbnb)

October 2016

Our time in Pierfrancesco’s home has been the best airBnb experience yet! The space is so unique and special, each room tastefully designed and decorated with a certain theme. Clean, tidy and very comfortable. Pierfrancesco is a passionate and accommodating host, he had great recommendations for the surrounding area and region, very kind and accommodating. The village is everything you want for an authentic Sicilian experience! Highly recommended and hope to return.

Steven Bakker (from Airbnb)

October 2016

We only had a short stay of 2 days, but we can underline all the positive comments. It’s a beautifully restored house with nice modern twists. Pierfrancesco can tell you all about the house, the town, the history and the surrounding Sicily. He is passionate and has good tips for your stay even when it’s short. A magnificent place.

Dagmar Dymek (from Airbnb)

October 2016

We had a wonderful time at Pierfrancescos and Georgias house. The whole place is absolutely magical. Castroreale is worth a visit, has spectacular views and is off the beaten path. The house has a lot of history and the interior design was exceptional – with limitless attention to detail. In reality it is even more beautiful than the pictures suggest. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and guided through the house. Pierfrancesco is a very talented musician and very interesting to talk to. We would have loved to spend more time here and will definitely return. We can suggest this AirBnB to everybody. We have used AirBnB quite a lot and this was the most unique and most beautiful and comfortable place we stayed in! It was an experience we will never forget. Grazie mille per tutto, Pierfrancesco.

from Airbnb

Novembre 2016

Castroreale is a village from the middleage that enjoys a fantastic view on the mountains and the eolian islands. In this context the ancient house of Pierfrancesco keeps a timeless charm, which has been long lost in our dayly lives. Additionally the artistic nature of the couple reflects in the bed and breakfast where you can find paintings and old objects wich have bern given a new life, so for instance copper or clay pipes have been transformed into lamps. So a great experience both the place and tha b&b.

Leandro (from Airbnb)

Agosto 2014
Autentico amore, cura del dettaglio, eleganza e charme rendono casa Faranda un’oasi di pace che ti avvolge con la sua sensuale anima antica e ti coccola per tutto il tempo che la vivi. La cordialità e la disponibilità dei padroni di casa non ha fatto altro che aumentare il valore della casa che già di per sé ci ha regalato emozioni forti e intense. Ci ritorneremo, grazie

Dominik (from airbnb)

Settembre 2016
We loved to stay at Pierfrancesco and Giorgia’s place. It’s a wonderful and unique place. They are wonderful hosts. They made not only a luxurious flat, but made it a great experience. We arrived to a lonely street in the picturesque and idyllic Castroreal. Pierfrancesco let us in and the smiles instantly broke across our faces. The flat is not only lovely, it’s an experience. Three rooms each with their own unique style and feel and all equally beautiful. The kitchen looks like something out of a Flemish painting. The balcony and outside sitting area are wonderful places to relax and have a glass of wine or two! Last but not least Pierfrancesco and Giorgia are lovely hosts that make you feel at home and offer great tips for the area of Sicily. Definitely book!