The House of Lyria
Terra Square Cushion
Immersed in a spectacular nature reserve in the heart of Sicily, surrounded by the peaks of the Madonie mountains, Susafa is a charming eco-retreat of outstanding beauty. Its characteristic rustic appeal perfectly matches the flourishing paradise it belongs to, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers.
Nestled in the Sicilian countryside, Susafa is an authentic eco-retreat, a place where time passes slowly, nourished by the unique flavors and fragrances of southern Italy. The rural house is the result of Saeli-Rizzuto family’s dedication: owners and agricultural entrepreneurs for five generations, their commitment brought them to create this genuine experience of country life, in the fascinating setting of a boutique hotel.
The antique farmhouse is today a proud celebration of nature, immersed in an incredible environment that reveals the region’s authentic soul with its colorful spirit and centuries-old traditions and celebrations.
Dating back to the 18th century, the property was renovated by Manfredi Rizzuto, maintaining the traditional Sicilian rustic features like terracotta tiles, exposed wooden beams and raw stone walls. The rustic architecture is masterfully combined with the contemporary furnishings and the exquisite details of the interior. Here, the main character is the nature, extending in all directions outside the house and still present in the interior spaces.
Nature and regeneration are at the heart of Susafa’s philosophy. With a deep respect for the environment, the land and its rich history are the main sources of inspiration for Manfredi, in the creation of a place where the guest can truly appreciate the countryside slow living.
Visit Susafa means embarking on a relaxing journey to discover the rural past of Sicily. All the rooms have been converted from the old functional spaces. The farmworkers accommodations, the old stables and the armory became enchanting suites with a minimal and elegant style, with stunning views on the everchanging countryside.
Here, you can breathe the charm of Susafa’s authentic past: in the 19th century pieces, in the wide glazed doors and windows, and in the characteristic decorative items made by local craftworkers.
Susafa’s restaurant is set in an old granary: austere and evocative the ambience is made unique by the stone walls, the majestic arches and the wooden furniture, recalling the agricultural past of the house. All the flavors at Susafa are inspired by the family’s rural culture, a return to the origins, to good food and the seasonal rhythms.
To complete the experience the great natural park offers a spectacular setting for a walk in the green, a relaxing snooze by the pool or a multi-sensory experience in the garden to discover the authentic scents of Sicilian countryside.
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