Relais Santa Anastasia

Wine tasting, cooking lessons and horse riding can all be organised here.


All comfortably furnished in a typical Sicilian rustic fashion, the 29 rooms are spread around the various wings of the abbey. Classic rooms (with shower) look over the gardens/courtyard whilst Deluxe rooms (with bath) are larger in size and have pool view. Junior suites are even more spacious with a living area and the Grand Suites boast two bathrooms and two bedrooms making a perfect combination for families and/or friends. All bedrooms offer safe, hairdryer, air-conditioning, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-fi (Deluxe rooms and Suites also provide bathrobes and slippers).


This lovely stone built character property exudes history and charm from all angles and benefits from an extremely peaceful location with gorgeous views across the Sicilian countryside and down to the coast. Boasting plenty of comfortable sitting/public areas there is a delightful courtyard (where wine tasting can be organised) even housing its very own chapel! Just across from here an inviting terrace provides sunbeds and umbrellas around a lovely swimming pool with outstanding views across the rolling hills. Ideal to relax over a book or wind down sipping a chilled pre-dinner prosecco!

Breakfast is served in a light and airy restaurant ‘Passioni e Tentazioni’ overlooking the pool, which during the main summer months also serves up light lunches. Housed within the abbey a truly elegant restaurant ‘La Corte dell’Abate’ beckons you to taste some of the sumptuous local fare accompanied by an impressive variety of excellent wines produced by the estate itself.

Aside from wine tasting, cooking lessons, horse riding and massages are also available (all payable locally). Cefalu itself, with its buzzing historic centre and beach, is just a 20 minute drive away, as is the authentic and un-touristy town of Castelbuono. For walkers and nature lovers there is a myriad of opportunities on your doorstep from this delightful retreat.

We include a hire car with this Sicily holiday.

You can drive here from Palermo airport in about 1 hour 20 minutes or from Catania airport in about 2 hours 30 minutes.