The Escape: History meets contemporary in Sicily, Italy

Still looking to plan your summer? Immerse yourselves in nature at Zash Country Boutique Hotel in Sicily.

07 Jul 2022, words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle

Zash Country Boutique Hotel

If you're looking for some rest & relaxation, in a contemporary meets historical boutique hotel, then look no further than Zash Country Boutique Hotel. With a Silician countryside house feel, the hotel retains its 1930s facade, with the addition of glass to blend the contemporary interiors.

The boutique hotel hosts only 17 rooms and was once upon a time a winery. Now, it is a  garden getaway capturing the delights of the Sicilian region. Designed by Antonio Iraci & Carla Maugeri, the hotel hosts a jogging track, massage, sauna, indoor/outdoor pool, and Jacuzzi.

Design-wise, the key is transparency with each room bringing the outside in with wide windows or large glass doors made from citrus trees. this residence captures the Sicilian coastal vistas with a blend of contemporary style, beautiful furnishings, and rural simplicity. A sophisticated vaulted ceiling, handmade furniture, and unique glass walls combine to create a modern yet rustic vibe. Exposed oak floorboards and large glass doors add to the intrigue of this old meets new hotel.

Zash Country Boutique Hotel
Zash Country Boutique Hotel
Zash Country Boutique Hotel
Zash Country Boutique Hotel
Zash Country Boutique Hotel

The rustic atmosphere of the Sicilian countryside is brought into this 1930s manor house by architect Antonio Iraci, who used original details and materials. Vaulted ceilings and volcanic stone catch the eye, while glass walls and huge windows frame the coastal landscape. 

Images credit & content inspiration: Design Hotels