Susafa: Plan Your Stay

Located in Sicily, Italy

How to Get There

Susafa is located among rolling farmland in Sicily’s central mountains, about one and half hours southeast of the international airport in Palermo, which is served by daily flights from most major European airports. While it is recommended that guests rent their own car, transfers to and from the airports can be arranged at an extra cost. Care should be taken while driving on Sicily’s mountain roads, which can be winding and poorly maintained.

What to Expect

All of the lodge’s rooms, except for the gran suite, are located on the ground floor. Due to the lodge’s historic architecture and rugged grounds, guests with limited mobility should call the lodge directly to discuss whether a visit to Susafa is feasible. There is a pharmacy 20 minutes away by car in Caltavuturo, and the hospital in Cefalù is an hour drive. Depending on your carrier, cell service may be spotty, but Wi-fi is widely available.

Weather and Seasons

The lodge is open year-round. Susafa is located in the mountains, almost 3,000 feet above sea level, where the climate is different from the Sicilian coast. Average daytime temperatures in the summer are around 75°F, but can reach up to 95°F. At night, temperatures drop to around 65°F. Winter brings more rainfall and cooler temperatures, with average highs around 55°F and lows around 43°F. Though winter nights rarely fall below freezing, Sicilian snowfall is a stunning sight.

What to Bring

Susafa does not have a dress code, but guests typically choose to wear comfortable outdoor clothing for daytime activities such as hiking and horseback riding, and casual evening attire for cocktail hour and dinners. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential for exploring neighboring hill towns, and swimwear is a must for expeditions to Sicily’s famed beaches.

Traveling with Family

Children of all ages are welcome at Susafa, and the lodge takes care to make families feel welcome and comfortable. For those traveling with an infant or toddler, the lodge provides organic and eco-friendly baby products free of charge, as well as a tub, highchair, and water wings for the swimming pool. Children younger than two stay at Susafa for free, or families can book suites or adjoining rooms to accommodate children older than two. Babysitting services are available upon request from morning until midnight, in English, Italian, and German. All activities are open to kids who are interested in exploring the workings of Susafa’s historic farm.

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