Eight rooms are available for the guests, three on the first floor and five on the ground floor. Those on the ground floor were originally all service rooms to the oil mill or deposits for tools and products of the farm. Still today, they maintain the rustic nature of their own original functions. On the first floor there was the residence of the Allegra family; they used to come during autumn and winter to direct all the different working phases of the olive harvest and the following squeezing. On this floor there were two bedrooms, a dining room and the living as is today.

The restoring – very little as needed by a house never abandoned- has been done leaded by the spirit of preserving as much as possible the original atmosphere. Electrical and water plants beside seismic structures have been carefully adapted.

Vaults, plasters, doors, locks, pavements, volumes, furnishing and objects are almost all the originals. They have required a great commitment and still require it to be maintained as they are.

The only “architectural revolution” has been done by adding the bathrooms; the aim of not modifying the original layout of any single room required great attention and the need to sacrifice bathroom volumes to what is essential and functional. Today each room has its own private ensuite bathroom.

Blue room

The Blue room stays on the north west side of the house and is accessed via the living room. It has a romantic balcony with a view on the Tyrrhenian sea. Floor tiles colour gives the name to the room; it’s an old hand decorated ceramic. This was the grandparents room, here everything is as it was: the fireplace corner, the bed head and the old wooden Cypress wardrobe that still – after many years – sends out its typical Cypress scent.

Green room

The Green Room is called so because of the dominant colour of its old hand decorated floor tiles. The access – like the bleu – is through the living but on the north east side and has a similar balcony with view on the sea and the ruins of the old roman city of Halaesa. During restoring has not been modified almost in any aspect and this imposes a nineteenth-century life style according to the context. All furnitures are original.

Yellow room

The access to the Yellow room is from the entrance on the left, just in front of the kitchen. It stays on the south west side of the house, has windows to the south and to the west and was the dining room. Today is a large room where the double bed is inset in a wall niche whose recently built ceiling accommodates two more beds which are reached with an iron winding staircase.

Barrels room

The Barrels room, who was once a storage facility for barrels of various size and content (a couple of which are still in the room as ornaments) is a spacious north facing room with independent access via the north porch. It was the anteroom to the adjoining Jars room, inaccessible to strangers. Here took place negotiation to oil purchase and weighing; there were leveling rod and goatskins to carry it. This room, together with the Old Palmento room was the original nucleus of the house, the ceiling is original, Nebrodi chestnut hand sewed wood with visible adze scars.

Jars room

The Jars room, like the two other north facing ground floor rooms, has an independent access from the north porch overlooking the garden. As a family accommodation, it can be joined to the adjoining Barrels room through a connecting door. The room was the place where the “treasure” of the house – olive oil – was stored. It owes its name to the terracotta center- leaning floor, with its embedded huge oil storage jar; the purpose was to collect oil leakage from the other jars in the room; as usual, it can be viewed through an illuminated glass protection.

Olive storage room

On the west side of the Oil Mill lounge there is the Olive storage room; over the old wooden storage bench, olive fruits were put to season prior to be ground into a paste and then being pressed into oil. This room has windows facing west and south and has been modified only with the addition of a bathroom. The old Nebrodi chestnut wooden bench accommodate today up to four beds; here mattresses are aligned one next to the other for the happiness of children who can lay beside their parents.

Farmers room

On the east wing of the building there were the lodgings for the servant farmer plus the stable for his mule. The stable on the south side has been converted into the landlord’s quarters, which are the only private space of the building, while the north half of the wing is now called the “Farmers room”. This room has an independent access facing east, and can be connected to the adjoining room of the old Palmento to form a family suite. The Servants room has also a small independent but fully functional kitchen with its own dining table, the original fireplace and a wooden mezzanine which provides accomodation to two or three extra beds.

Old Palmento

The room of the old Palmento looks north, and its two beds are arranged over an enormous oil reservoir buried below the floor and discovered only a few years ago. The usual glass protection and illumination gives the funny impression to sleep flat above history. As for the other north-facing rooms (Jars room and Barrels room) this room has an independent access leading into the north porch and garden. This room is optionally connected to the Farmers room via an interconnecting door to form a family suite. The discovery of such a manufacture posed a big question: to recover this piece of history or two more beds. Solution has been suggested by a young belgian architect – Goedele, at the time guest in the house. When she went back to her studio in Paris sent a project that inspired the final solution.

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