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Territory

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Consistent with the principles of sustainability, Firriato has set itself the goal of enhancing the territory in which it operates, through the recovery of ancient structures that pre-existed its foundation, inserted within its Terroirs. The company has initiated restoration work, aimed at recovering the seventeenth-century beam of Sorìa in the countryside of Trapani and the recovery of an old farmhouse / Palmento in Contrada Verzella, near Castiglione di Sicilia. This is how, in 2015, the two wine resorts of the company were born: Baglio Sorìa and Cavanera Etnea, granite testimony of the historical and architectural research underlying the recovery of these ancient structures, inextricably linked to the world of agriculture.

Protection and protection of the territory
Sicilian wine
heritage
Recovery and enhancement activities

Territory

RESOURCE

Consistent with the principles of sustainability, Firriato has set itself the goal of enhancing the territory in which it operates, through the recovery of ancient structures that pre-existed its foundation, inserted within its Terroirs. The company has initiated restoration work, aimed at recovering the seventeenth-century beam of Sorìa in the countryside of Trapani and the recovery of an old farmhouse / Palmento in Contrada Verzella, near Castiglione di Sicilia. This is how, in 2015, the two wine resorts of the company were born: Baglio Sorìa and Cavanera Etnea, granite testimony of the historical and architectural research underlying the recovery of these ancient structures, inextricably linked to the world of agriculture.

Protection and protection of the territory
Sicilian wine
heritage
Recovery and enhancement activities

Baglio Sorìa

Territory
In the heart of the Sicilian countryside, a few steps from the sea, the seventeenth-century Baglio di Sorìa rises along the slopes of a hill overlooking an enchanting setting. With its architecture, symbol of a social organization that has characterized the territories of western Sicily, the Baglio was the place of work and life of rural communities: a real point of reference for men and women who shared, from generation to generation, a way of being of the Sicilians and Sicily. The original Baglio consisted of the main house, the warehouses, the workshops for craftsmanship and some peasant houses. The Di Gaetano family has decided to enhance this place, guardian of the Sicilian agricultural civilization, by carrying out a project for the recovery and hotel enhancement of the entire complex, giving life to the Resort & Wine Experience. Harmony is the hallmark of this place, refined but authentic, respectful of the history that generated it. The strong link with wine and the civilization of the vine has remained almost intact. The agricultural area, a symbol of the excellence of Sicilian wine, is also a place where conviviality is celebrated, through wine and good food. The rhythms of the work follow the trend of the seasons and of the cultivation activities, between the rows of vines and the olive groves that descend towards the road. Spending a stay at Firriato’s Resort & Wine Experience allows all wine lovers to come into direct contact with the protagonists, the philosophy, the way of being and the production style of the company. The Resort & Wine Experience of Baglio Sorìa contains that concept of authentic terroir, so dear to the Di Gaetano family, which will be revealed in a complete, fascinating and instructive way in the eyes of visitors. A more unique than rare opportunity to experience the Firriato universe live, participating in the activities on the various vineyards, witnessing the various processes that, from the budding of the plants, to the harvesting of the bunches.

Cavanera Etnea

Territory
The Cavanera Etnea Resort is nestled within the natural reserve of the Etna Park, in the north-east area of ​​the volcano. Together with the south side, this is the area that more than any other has been characterized by a great phenomenon of urbanization, as evidenced by the important presence of small agricultural plots marked by splendid examples of ancient peasant houses. Here the workers carried out their productive activities living in communities, inside housing complexes made of austere manor houses, with the presence of frugal shelters for animals and structures with millstones for the transformation of the grapes that have always witnessed the cultivation of the vine on the slopes of the volcano. In 2009, Firriato recovered one of these typical Etna housing complexes, with an ancient millstone attached, resulting from its restoration into a small but modern wine cellar for processing the grapes that are grown in the vineyards surrounding the Cavanera Etnea Resort. The recovery of the complex was carried out by carrying out a restoration that has not affected the morphology of the rooms. Nothing is inappropriate, harmony is the hallmark of a meticulous recovery work, respectful of the history that generated it. The old millstone, dating back to 1700, has been restored to its former glory, with the wooden pressing system, the containment tanks, all carved into the rock and the terracotta drains dug into the hard basalt. This precious relic of material culture linked to the civilization of wine on Etna is a living testimony of a history that Firriato has recovered and brought to new life, to pass it on to future generations.

Baglio Sorìa

Territory
In the heart of the Sicilian countryside, a few steps from the sea, the seventeenth-century Baglio di Sorìa rises along the slopes of a hill overlooking an enchanting setting. With its architecture, symbol of a social organization that has characterized the territories of western Sicily, the Baglio was the place of work and life of rural communities: a real point of reference for men and women who shared, from generation to generation, a way of being of the Sicilians and Sicily.

The original Baglio consisted of the main house, the warehouses, the workshops for craftsmanship and some peasant houses. The Di Gaetano family has decided to enhance this place, guardian of the Sicilian agricultural civilization, by carrying out a project for the recovery and hotel enhancement of the entire complex, giving life to the Resort & Wine Experience. Harmony is the hallmark of this place, refined but authentic, respectful of the history that generated it. The strong link with wine and the civilization of the vine has remained almost intact. The agricultural area, a symbol of the excellence of Sicilian wine, is also a place where conviviality is celebrated, through wine and good food. The rhythms of the work follow the trend of the seasons and of the cultivation activities, between the rows of vines and the olive groves that descend towards the road. Spending a stay at Firriato’s Resort & Wine Experience allows all wine lovers to come into direct contact with the protagonists, the philosophy, the way of being and the production style of the company.
The Resort & Wine Experience of Baglio Sorìa contains that concept of authentic terroir, so dear to the Di Gaetano family, which will be revealed in a complete, fascinating and instructive way in the eyes of visitors. A more unique than rare opportunity to experience the Firriato universe live, participating in the activities on the various vineyards, witnessing the various processes that, from the budding of the plants, to the harvesting of the bunches.

Cavanera Etnea

Territory
The Cavanera Etnea Resort is nestled within the natural reserve of the Etna Park, in the north-east area of ​​the volcano. Together with the south side, this is the area that more than any other has been characterized by a great phenomenon of urbanization, as evidenced by the important presence of small agricultural plots marked by splendid examples of ancient peasant houses.

Here the workers carried out their productive activities living in communities, inside housing complexes made of austere manor houses, with the presence of frugal shelters for animals and structures with millstones for the transformation of the grapes that have always witnessed the cultivation of the vine on the slopes of the volcano. In 2009, Firriato recovered one of these typical Etna housing complexes, with an ancient millstone attached, resulting from its restoration into a small but modern wine cellar for processing the grapes that are grown in the vineyards surrounding the Cavanera Etnea Resort. The recovery of the complex was carried out by carrying out a restoration that has not affected the morphology of the rooms. Nothing is inappropriate, harmony is the hallmark of a meticulous recovery work, respectful of the history that generated it. The old millstone, dating back to 1700, has been restored to its former glory, with the wooden pressing system, the containment tanks, all carved into the rock and the terracotta drains dug into the hard basalt. This precious relic of material culture linked to the civilization of wine on Etna is a living testimony of a history that Firriato has recovered and brought to new life, to pass it on to future generations.

The environmental impact of the structures

Territory
Firriato has always been characterized by its great commitment to the protection of environmental sustainability. This philosophy aimed at protecting the environment is applied not only to wine and olive production, but is an integral part of the hospitality recovery, maintenance and management policy, in terms of building sustainability. The Di Gaetano family has decided to enhance the ancient 17th century Baglio, a symbol of Sicilian agricultural civilization, by carrying out a project for the recovery and hotel enhancement of the entire complex, giving life to the Resort & Wine Experience. At the same time, Firriato, in line with its eco-friendly principles, has done its utmost to formalize the compliance of the application of best practices for the protection of environmental sustainability for accommodation facilities, certifying itself through the ISO 1221/2009 regulation (CE ) EMAS system. The certification was issued by the DNV-GL, an internationally recognized certification body. The DNV GL group is made up of 12,500 employees operating over 100 countries. Today DNV GL is considered one of the most important, prestigious and reliable certification bodies in the world.

The environmental impact of the structures

Territory
Firriato has always been characterized by its great commitment to the protection of environmental sustainability. This philosophy aimed at protecting the environment is applied not only to wine and olive production, but is an integral part of the hospitality recovery, maintenance and management policy, in terms of building sustainability.

Firriato has always been characterized by its great commitment to the protection of environmental sustainability. This philosophy aimed at protecting the environment is applied not only to wine and olive production, but is an integral part of the hospitality recovery, maintenance and management policy, in terms of building sustainability. The Di Gaetano family has decided to enhance the ancient 17th century Baglio, a symbol of Sicilian agricultural civilization, by carrying out a project for the recovery and hotel enhancement of the entire complex, giving life to the Resort & Wine Experience. At the same time, Firriato, in line with its eco-friendly principles, has done its utmost to formalize the compliance of the application of best practices for the protection of environmental sustainability for accommodation facilities, certifying itself through the ISO 1221/2009 regulation (CE ) EMAS system. The certification was issued by the DNV-GL, an internationally recognized certification body. The DNV GL group is made up of 12,500 employees operating over 100 countries. Today DNV GL is considered one of the most important, prestigious and reliable certification bodies in the world.

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