Fontes Episcopi

Fontes Episcopi

The story of this small-scale hotel began about 200 years ago. The former mansion was a country retreat for several European aristocrats who came to spend the winter in Sicily. When Baron Ignazio Genuardi decided to buy the estate and give it to his son, the place was mainly used to meditate and unwind. The son, Gerlando Genuardi, decided to become a bishop and built an ecclesiastical career there through his intellectual qualities. Fontes Episcopi was the favorite residence of the bishop because of the prevailing peace and harmony, which is still present today.


Upon arrival, Caractère clients receive an aperitif on the house.

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The hotel is open from mid-March to the end of November.


There are 7 rooms.


Earliest check-in is at 2 pm until maximum 8 pm. Check-out is until 10:30 am.


From 300 euros.


  • An extra bed costs 40 euros.


The hotel works in an ecological way and uses sustainable and recycled materials. The kitchen is the heart and central part of this residence, where "la mamma" cooks for you with love.

About the rooms

The carefully restored rooms combine the quiet charm of a mansion with the comforts of today. The unique decor features both contemporary and retro elements. Some rooms feature a private terrace.

Our favourite room

In the Arancia room you will enjoy the beautiful view of the citrus orchard from your spacious terrace. If you wish, you can have your breakfast reserved here on request.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

Tucked away in the garden, you can enjoy the tranquility of the swimming pool with a view of the surroundings.

Work out and wind down

Among lush plants and fruit trees, you can bathe in a "gebbia" with orange blossom, lavender, rosemary and rose petals. Furthermore, in the garden you can enjoy relaxing massages, treatments with natural Macalube clay and other facial and body treatments.


Children of all ages are welcome here.

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Food & Drink

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Joining the table is not done as a customer, but as part of the family. Don't imagine a formal restaurant but rather a small, cozy dining room. By the way, the kitchen is open to guests and has no secrets. Are you interested in cooking together with "La mamma"? It's all possible at Fontes Episcopi.

The restaurant's kitchen is open daily and serves breakfast and dinner. With attention and respect for nature, they daily pick fresh ingredients from their own vegetable garden with which they prepare their dishes. The menu costs 45 euros per person. You have no menu to choose from because "la mamma" prepares all her specialities, taking into account guests' tastes and allergies. So you can always inform yourself in advance. "La mamma" always surprises you with delicious dishes in a casual, informal atmosphere.

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Fontes Episcopi is located in Aragona (Agrigento) in a quiet part of the countryside near the Macalube Nature Reserve. The Temple Valley is 15 km away, Scala dei Turchi is 26 km away and Piazza Armerina is 100 km away.

Are you travelling by plane?

The nearest airports are Palermo at 150 km and Catania at 160 km.

Do you have a (rental) car?

This hotel offers free private parking.

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When we have to describe the hotel in 1 word, we immediately say 'harmony'. The owners of Fontes Episcopi turned this beautiful property into a small-scale retreat. They welcome you with open arms in a very homely and family atmosphere. With only 7 rooms, this hotel is the ideal place to explore the region around Agrigento and retreat to this beautiful residence afterwards.

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