A magnificent 16th century building, owned by the Grimaldi barons of Serravalle for hundreds of years, the Xirumi Serravalle Castle is located on the edge of the Catania plain. Made up of an internal courtyard on which several stores open, it is perfect for congresses and receptions of every kind and number, to be hosted in the splendid halls with antique furniture or poolside next to a bar area.
Castello di Xirumi Serravalle History
The Xirumi Serravalle Castle is a 16th century building owned by the Barons Grimaldi Serravalle located on the edge of the plain of Catania. The feud is part of the municipality of Lentini, in the province of Syracuse, and with its farm is one of the largest citrus groves of eastern Sicily (about 200 hectares of orange and lemon groves). The property also represents an area of great archaeological interest, as there is a necropolis dating back to the Neolithic age.
The Castle is accessed via a long avenue shaded by palm trees and flanked by lush Mediterranean flora that leads to an imposing iron gate. The plan is that of the typical Sicilian fortified farm: a large central courtyard around which are opened the various perfectly restored structures: a mill, a millstone and a grain warehouse that lend themselves as perfect environments for meetings and congresses
The noble floor on the western side, temporary dwelling of the Grimaldi family, overlooks with large windows on the front courtyard; the western façade was designed and renovated by architect Carlo Sada at the beginning of the 20th century.
The antique furniture is embellished with magnificent trompe-l'oeil, while the Sicilian terracotta flooring has designs and decorations that change from room to room, where large stone fireplaces heat the rooms.
The Xirumi Castle is used today as a valuable location to set receptions and events: heated rooms, natural lighting with candles and Roman pans to increase the suggestion, piped music and many other services are offered to make perfect the wedding day. The Castle has in fact become one of the most appreciated and requested structures of the region to carry out wedding ceremonies and receptions, being able to count also on the presence of an enchanting consecrated church.
The offer is completed by a magnificent outdoor swimming pool, equipped with furniture and kitchen, ideal setting for aperitifs and dessert buffet in the summer, a bar area, an old barn used as a space for children's entertainers and a large parking area.