© J-F. Deroubaix
This is us – Pascale (a French translator) and Salvatore (a Sicilian landscape architect). We met in 1984 and, together, we have founded and continue to run personally Le Case del Vivaio. When his father left him some land in Sicily, Salvatore – who had been working abroad for over a decade - decided to bring his skills as a builder back home and transform the family farm house, by then little more than a ruin set between sea and mountain.
The estate was initially converted into a plant nursery for tropical and exotic plants. It was Pascale who, in the late 90s, had the idea of converting a few of the warehouses into houses (case) for friends and family from France, England and the US. The enthusiasm of our friends for the estate and its stunning views persuaded us into converting the whole place into a retreat. We started by incorporating the other ruins, renovating them into six case and a villa, transforming the large greenhouse in a drawing room and, most recently, converting the pond into a gated swimming pool.
We now offer holiday homes in the comfort of our restored farmhouse on the south coast of Sicily. Please take the time to get to know our case, villa and the amenities of our estate, we would love to welcome you as our guest!