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B&B - Polvere di Stelle

Your new rock-climbing home in Western Sicily

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Overview

Cata & Gio welcome you to this jewel of a B&B lot in the wild Sicilian hills. A renovated stone farmhouse from the early 1900s, the B&B Polvere di Stelle was opened with the aim of promoting Western Sicily's countless beauties from both a sports and naturalistic point of view. The B&B boasts a cozy common area, four rooms with private bathrooms, homemade breakfasts, a barbecue, wood-fired hot-tub, and - of course - its very own outdoor bouldering wall! Western Sicily is the perfect destination for a climbing holiday, with world-class crags, high-quality rock, great food and beautiful sea views. From bouldering to sport-climbing, DWS to multi-pitches, everything is just a few minutes' drive away.

Local Hosts

The incredible people behind this place

Davide Cata

Davide Cata

Cata is a boulderer from Northern Italy, who in 2016 decided to leave it all, move to Sicily, set up a Climbing House, and clean more than 200 boulders of the area.  When he's not managing the B&B or out with customers at the crag, he dedicates a lot of his time to developing the area's climbing potential.

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Zia Gio

Zia Gio

Gio is the soul of Polvere di Stelle: she the energy of a tornado, she is into many social causes (e.g. rescuing dogs), and enjoys spending time in nature and connecting with people from all different cultures. Prior to moving to Sicily, she worked in her family's patisserie and bakes the best cakes you have probably ever tried!

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Pets

Pets

The B&B is home to a big family of rescue dogs and cats! The dogs live on their own side of the garden - but are very friendly and waiting to meet you (if you want). The cats are equally lovely, but tend to do their own thing :)

Climbing Nearby

Bosco Scorace Boulder

Bosco Scorace Boulder

You'll find a newly developed bouldering area just a few minutes' drive from the B&B, with 200+ problems 4a to 8a+. With it's fine-grained compact sandstone of an extraordinary quality - requiring strength and technique in equal measures - Bosco Scorace is Sicily's answer to Fontainebleau. The current problems were developed thanks to the hard work of Cata and his friends - why not come lend a hand, make a first ascent, and name a brand new line?
Never Sleeping Wall & Parco Cerriolo

Never Sleeping Wall & Parco Cerriolo

These two crags offer some incredible climbing on limestone, just 20 min from the B&B. Standing at 90m tall, Never Sleeping Wall is certainly the place to head for overhanging, tufa-filled stamina testpieces. You'll find approx. 25 routes here from 5b to 7c+, best suited to those climbing over 6b. The nearby Parco Cerriolo offers 60 routes up to 9a with climbing on pockets and cracks, and an incredible sea view. You'll find a steeper overhanging sector on the left, and some easier vertical climbing on the right.
L’Antro dei Ciclopi

L’Antro dei Ciclopi

L'Antro dei Ciclopi is a beautiful sport-climbing crag located by Pizzo Lungo, bolted thanks to the funds raised during Mapo Tapo's 2021 Share for Bolts challenge. Climb here and you'll be treated to superb limestone tufas and soul-stirring views over Monte Cofano, Monte Monaco, and Salinella's Cliff. At present, there are 12 routes from 5a to 7b and 4 open projects awaiting first ascents. The cliff's Northern exposition means you can climb here even on the hottest of summer mornings.
La Mannara & Point break

La Mannara & Point break

These two freshly bolted sport crags are located just a 20 minute drive from the Polvere di Stelle B&B. With its north-facing exposition, La Mannara is a great summer climbing spot, offering vertical to overhung lines with crimps, pockets, cracks and huge erosions. Point Break is a smaller crag, perfect for mid-seasons and summer afternoons. The highlight is the double roof, which makes for powerful and explosive routes with important final cruxes.
San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo

Located just a 30 minute drive from Polvere di Stelle, San Vito Lo Capo is the place to head if you want to get a lot of climbing done in a short space of time. Think 7km of pure limestone cliffs, beautiful sea views and, good routes of various styles and grades. The Salinella Cliff alone boasts over 500 sport-climbing routes of all grades - but avoid this in summer!
Deep Water Solo in Cala Firriato

Deep Water Solo in Cala Firriato

Cala Firriato is Sicily's main Deep Water solo crag, with limestone cliffs up to 10m high offering vertical-to-steep climbing on good holds. You'll currently find around 10 routes between 6a and 7b, with a few harder lines about 100m west of the beach.
Stardust Wall

Stardust Wall

If you're in need of a quick climb, Stardust Wall is approximately a 10s approach from Polvere di Sitelle :p An outdoor gym built by Cata and Gio, this is the ideal place to warm up, train, or spend an evening making up boulders and silly challenges. You'll find 60 square meters of wall, a variety of angles, professional matting, hangboards, rings, a TRX and yoga mats.

CERTIFIED CLIMBING HOUSE

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle is a Mapo Tapo Certified Climbing House. Find out more about our certification standards at the 'How it Works' page here.

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Rooms

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Room Freud

Room Freud

Double / Twin bedroom. Private Bathroom with Shower.

Room Pirandello

Room Pirandello

Double / Twin bedroom, +1 on request. Private Bathroom with Shower.

Room Omero

Room Omero

Double / Twin bedroom, +1 on request. Private Bathroom with Shower.

Room Shakespeare

Room Shakespeare

Three beds, +1 on request. Private Bathroom with Shower.

Amenities

Amenities

Wifi

Tv

Hot Tub

Airport Transport (On request)

Car Rental (On Request)

Private Parking

Smoking allowed in the Patio / Garden

Pads & Gear Rental

Outdoor Yoga Area

Outdoor Climbing Gym

AC / Heating

Barbeque

Bed Sheets

Towels

Wardrobe

Hair Dryer

Hand Soap

Toilet Paper

Prices

Room Prices and Extras

Rooms

Room Freud (1 bed + breakfast)
$31.71/night
Room Pirandello (1 bed + breakfast)
$31.71/night
Room Omero (1 bed + breakfast)
$31.71/night
Room Shakespeare (1 bed + breakfast)
$31.71/night

Extras

Crashpad (medium size)
€5/day
Crashpad (large size)
€10/day
Rope
€10/day
Harness
€5/day
Climbing Shoes
€5/day
Quickdraws set
€10/day
Car rental
€40/day
E-bike rental (half-day)
€35/day
E-bike rental (full-day)
€55/day
Airport transfer
from €60 to €80
Pole dance lesson (certified instructor)
€25/hour

Blog Posts

Get to know the area before you book!

RockClimbinginSicily

Rock Climbing in Sicily, Italy

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The man from the forest: A story of migration, climbing and pursuit.

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B&B - Polvere di Stelle

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