Who We Are

Terre di Zaccanello

A Family History

“It’s easy to be happy here, but it requires an adjustment that is as much biological as cultural: learning to live on Sicilian time”

(Sicilian Odyssey – Francine Prose)

Terre di Zaccanello is not just a place for us, but it is a voyage into rural and wonderful Sicily leading to the discovery of old flavours and forgotten feelings.

Our family has been based here for three generations, since our grandfather Alfonso, an ancient oil merchant, bought the first hectares in the early 1960s and realized his dream of planting an olive grove.

After him, his son Salvatore who was enchanted by this magical place, decided in 2010 to extend the property to its current size and to launch, together with his wife Daniela, the ‘Oikos Project’, a beautiful and timeless Relais that cannot be just visited: it has to be experienced.

History repeats itself with their firstborn Federica, who, after studying law abroad and working for international law firms, decided to drop everything and founded Terre di Zaccanello. Today she is an Oil Sommelier and leads the company with the support of the whole family.