La Foresteria Planeta is a wine resort in the heart of western Sicily overlooking a panoramic hill, the sunset and the sea. Immersed in a harmonious expanse of vineyards and olive groves of Menfi's countryside, La Foresteria Planeta lies at a strategic point of Sicily, between archaeological sites and nature reserves. It is a cozy house representing the essence and style of the Planeta family’s hospitality and welcomes those who wish to enjoy a holiday in a peaceful oasis between the beautiful Sicilian coast and the calm of the country. A luxury Resort with infinity pool, a short distance private beach club far away from Porto Palo beach "Blue Flag" for 24 consecutive times. The 14 rooms of La Foresteria Planeta take their name from the aromatic herbs of the Mediterranean garden that surrounds them. Equipped with every comfort, they have different furnishings with the right balance between elegance and functionality. They all have private terraces overlooking the sea or the countryside of Menfi. Crossing the garden, you get to the beautiful infinity pool, ideal for a refreshing bath from the hot Sicilian sun or to enjoy its golden aura at sunset in a magical fusion of peace and relaxation. The variety of cuisine, a treasure trove of flavors of a territory and the excellence of wine production complete a unique holiday experience between nature and culture.
The flavors’ identity and the fresh ingredients following the seasonal changing, are the essence of La Foresteria’s cuisine. Entrusted to the creativity of chef Angelo Pumilia, unusual elements are enriched and combined in unpublished gastronomic weaves. New tasting paths that continue to renew themselves, keeping the precious secrets of the ancient family history. The restaurant is not only a place of refreshment, but also of reflection on the true meaning of sustainability, a founding value for the Planeta family, to be transmitted and developed. It is the mirror of a deep-rooted identity which, together with the work with small producers, breeders and local artisans, constitutes the structure and the engine of the territory.
The Planeta family opens the doors of La Foresteria's open kitchen to share the exhilarating experience of the new cooking classes. Themed lessons led by Chef Angelo Pumilia, planned for micro-units in a professional context. Small tasting adventures reflecting the historical and the contemporary taste mingled in a harmonic cuisine. Topics and processes presented will represent the Planeta family’s gastronomic history. Dishes’ tradition with their numerous influences, the study and selection of every single ingredient, will be enriched by the enthusiasm of the participants. They will learn, while having fun, the most complicated techniques and the mastery of mise en place and how a good glass of wine can match to each dish.
Ulmo estate is located in Menfi, few meters from Arancio Lake. Owned by Planeta family for 17 generations, it is the epicenter of an extraordinary territory where it is possible to explore, on foot or by mountain bike, the vineyards of Chardonnay, Grecanico and Nero d'Avola or walk along the paths of La Segreta wood. The wine tour includes the visit of the winery and the tasting of wines matched with a simple aperitif or the traditional lunch of Casa Planeta.