Perched on a working vineyard and surrounded by cultivated land, the 19th century farmhouse Case Vecchie is near to nowhere. Its remote location makes for stunning panoramas and a certain stillness, allowing guests to embrace each changing moment. Surrounding a stunning courtyard are the guest rooms, kitchen and home of Fabrizia Lanza. Walking trails cut through vines that parade a rainbow of colors with the changing seasons. In warmer months, a peaceful pool invites you to cool off and chill out. When rain rages, cozy up with a good book from our extensive food-focused and place-based library.
In a country where water is a precious gift, both the ornamental and vegetable gardens are cultivated with plants that are edible or adapted to the climate, always using organic methods. Anna and Fabrizia have long been researching species of rare aromatic herbs and fruit trees facing possible extinction, and the beautiful gardens at Case Vecchie are the culmination of this research, sustaining our kitchen throughout the year.
The centerpiece of the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, Case Vecchie is where all meals and cooking lessons take place. The three rooms at Case Vecchie are rustic and charming, furnished with pieces from the original estate. The rooms are an extension of the home, not a hotel, and each room has its own bathroom although not directly ensuite. Several rooms have sweeping views of the vineyard and gardens from their signature blue shuttered windows. Rooms are equipped with two single beds or a double bed and are assigned according to availability.
In the middle of the estate, 4 km from the school, we have Casa Costanza, a sweet little house with a stunning view among the vines. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms here, all with traditional Sicilian furniture and linens. If you do not have your own transportation, we will organize your rides to and from Case Vecchie for all lessons and meals. Rooms are assigned according to availability, but if you are interested in one of the cottages for a group please let us know at booking.
Donna Rosemarie is 4 km from the school, a little house overlooking the vineyards near the Tasca d’Almerita winery. There are three bedrooms: one room with two twin beds or a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom, one room with a queen bed and ensuite bathroom, and one room with two twin beds and the bathroom down the hall. If you do not have your own transportation, we will organize your rides to and from Case Vecchie for all lessons and meals. Rooms are assigned according to availability, but if you are interested in one of the cottages for a group please let us know at booking.
Case Grandi is the site of the Tasca d’Almerita winery and the estate’s main house, 4 km from the cooking school. With a view over the entire valley, there are 7 deluxe double rooms, each with a private bathroom.
*Please inquire individually about this accommodation option as rates are higher.
**Please note wifi is available on the premise but with varying strength and reliability. We encourage guests to reconnect with their natural surroundings. Rooms are not air conditioned, with the exception of the kitchen.