La Foresteria Planeta, where authentic Sicilian atmosphere and elegance intertwine seamlessly for a restorative getaway

La Foresteria Planeta is an enchanting boutique hotel in the heart of Menfi, where you will indulge in some of Sicily’s finest experiences. You will be immersed in the vibrant local culture, while you can unwind in a peaceful oasis fronting picturesque vineyards and olive groves.

The rooms at La Foresteria Planeta are uniquely designed and evoke a warm and welcoming Mediterranean atmosphere. Each room is named after an aromatic herb, which enhances the synergy between the accommodation and the flavourful breeze enveloping the terraces of the estate. Surrounding the accommodation, you will see a Mediterranean garden and an infinite pool, perfect to wind down after a day of exploration.

The estate will charm you with the hospitality of the Planeta family and you will enjoy a home away from home atmosphere, with all the benefits of a boutique luxury resort. In the morning, you will be guided from your suite to the sunny garden of the property, by the mesmerizing aromas of freshly brewed coffee, cakes, authentic Sicilian cheeses and many local and seasonal delicacies. You will be able to treat your senses with the exquisite experience of discovering famous Sicilian grape varieties and the rich local wine culture.

Boutique Hotel
14 Rooms
  • A family-run luxury boutique resort in the heart of Palermo
  • Breakfast with freshly baked cakes and local products served in a charming Mediterranean garden
  • Uniquely designed rooms, named after aromatic herbs
  • Soaking in the infinity pool
  • Relaxing in the estate's private area at Porto Palo beach
  • Experiencing the rich Sicilian wine culture from a nature-filled peaceful oasis

Rooms Overview

La Foresteria Planeta rooms have an elegant and welcoming design and are ideally located in Palermo's historic centre. Each room has its own character and beautiful views over Menfi's Countryside and the sea that you will enjoy from your private terrace.


4 guests Private terrace Two-bedroom suite View into the sea

Rosemary is the estate’s superior junior room and while this room is inspired by the herb’s character, it is also surrounded by its’ pleasant scent that emanates from the front garden. Rosemary is a one-room suite, with two queen-size beds and a welcoming ambience.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

While staying in Thyme Suite, you will enjoy the perks of the private terrace facing the herb garden and a room that is filled with the warm light of the morning sun. The king-sized bed and inviting décor guarantee a restorative rest.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

Oregano is a spacious one-bedroom suite and has a private terrace overlooking the estate’s garden and Sicilian countryside. You will enjoy a delightful ambience, a king-sized bed and a double shower in a homey, yet luxurious setting.


4 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

This suit carries along the tranquillity of the herb after which it was named, Lavender. Ideal for families, this room has two queen-sized beds, a bath and a double terrace where you will be able to enjoy the calming views over the vineyards and the sea. You can savour delicious fresh dishes from the kitchen, skilfully paired with wines from the cellar, directly on your private terrace.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

Verbena Suite has a cosy and warm décor and is enveloped in the scent of basil and santolina that will welcome you on your private terrace. The room has a king-sized bed and a typical local character, with handwoven carpets and a prime view of the Sicilian countryside.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

Be enveloped in the wonderful scent of Moroccan mint and marjoram from your private terrace, while you relax facing the scenic views of vineyards and the sea of Menfi. Santolina suite has a delicate and elegant character and is fitted with a comfortable king-size bed and double shower.


4 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

Helichrysum Room has an elegant and relaxing atmosphere, where two queen-size beds and a double shower will ensure a comfortable and soothing stay. Your private terrace is enriched with the scent of lavender and has a view over the sea and vineyards.


4 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

An elegant room, with two comfortable queen-size beds and a bath, to ensure maximum relaxation during your stay at La Foresteria Planeta Estate. Artemisia Suit has a generous private terrace with its own herb garden, home to fragrant orange thyme and rosemary.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

Be immersed in the authentic local ambience while staying in the tranquil Marjoram Suit. The room has a panoramic terrace from which you can admire views over the sea and vineyards and a king-size bed for you to rest and recharge.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

As the name of this suit suggests, Mint is a calming and refreshing room, with enchanting views over the Sicilian countryside. An alluring fragrant breeze, calming colour palette and the king-size bed will ensure a serene stay.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the garden

Peppermint Suite is exquisitely located beside the pool and surrounded by olive trees, figs, pomegranates and fragrant jasmine blossoms. The room is designed with a blend of grounding earthy tones and calming pastel colours and has a generous and restful king-size bed.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the sea

The Sage Room is designed with a colour palette that fits the tranquil Sicilian landscape. The private terrace of this room hosts perfumed rosemary and Jerusalem sage and a king-size bed. Soak up the sun and admire the views over the sea and vineyards from your private balcony.


4 guests Private access Private terrace View into the garden

The Camomile room has a restorative ambience, just as the herb after which it was named. The room has two queen-size beds and is located beside the swimming pool. Camomile suite has a separate passage entry, which ensures privacy and a charming walk towards your accommodation, surrounded by greenery.


2 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the garden

The Stevia room carries the sweetness and character of the herb that inspired its ambience. The warm colour palette matches the views of the infinity pool at sunset while the contrast of the lush garden guarantees to refresh and enchant.

Services and facilities

Pets friendly
Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Public beach
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors

The Kitchen

La Foresteria’s restaurant will amaze you with innovative yet still traditional local cuisine. Talented Chef Angelo Pumilia prepares gastronomic creations based on Sicilian fresh produce that pairs perfectly with Planeta’s homemade wine.

Coffee n’ Tea room

Melt your worries away with a moment of relaxation and discovery of herbal flavours. La Foresteria offers you a ”catch a breath” moment whenever you need it in the quietness of the Coffee-tea room. Just choose ”your poison” and lose a track of time to renew your body and uplift your spirit.


For the most important meal of the day, La Foresteria Planeta offers a hearty selection of locally sourced products that you will be able to enjoy in the estate’s Mediterranean garden or on your private terrace. A sensory celebration, between the fragrant herbal breeze, aromatic coffee and delicious cakes that are freshly out of the oven.

About sustainability


Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • The estate focuses on the authentic Sicilian culture and sources produce locally and organically, whenever possible.
  • A big part of La Foresteria Planeta's identity is the rich garden and herb-filled terraces.
  • Significant measures have been taken toward incorporating renewable energy systems.
  • The estate pays great attention to sustainability with actions such as rainwater collection, separation of recyclable waste, composting yard trimmings, using eco-friendly cleaning products and more.

Explore the location

Explore the area like a local

La Foresteria Planeta is ideally located so that you will enjoy an authentic Sicilian vacation, between the history-filled Palermo, tranquil vineyards and greenery, as well as the sea of Menfi. You can find the most beautiful Sicilian beach just a few kilometres away from La Foresteria, already 26 times “Bandiera Blu”: an oasis of unspoiled nature, where you can immerse yourself in the quiet and relax under the sun. The ideal place for a regenerating escape from the city.

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