Tuscany and Sicily are two of the most loved destination in Italy. Booking your holidays in boutique hotels mean to enjoy all the beauty of this wonderful regions while you relax your mind and body in comfortable rooms and facilities.
Casa Bellavista is one of these charming boutique hotels that offer the best to its visitors since many years. It is located in Cortona, a nice little town near to Siena. Tuscany is well known for its sweet plain landscape, the bright days, the mild climate and the quiet. It is also known for the food as olive oil. In fact, all around Casa Bellavista there are several olive trees that the owners use to make a great extra virgin olive oil that you can taste in many recipes. Other food like cheese or milk, comes from the local farmers so you will have in your dish the very best and fresh ingredients every day. During your days you can walk in the garden rich of flowers, or swim in the pool, or take a bath in the Jacuzzi.
Boutique hotels are always located in quite places, but also near to interesting attractions. Here you can visit Cortona and the Etruscan Museum. The Etruscans have left a heritage in all of Tuscany, leaving objects, tombs, furniture, buildings, and many other important finds.
If you are planning a trip to Sicily, you can stay at Casa Talìa, a nice Albergo diffuso. That kind of hotel is always located in very little town and its rooms are spread in different buildings, in this way you will feel at home, and you will live as true inhabitants of the village. In fact in Casa Talia, the breakfast is served in a little garden where you can meet other guests and from which you can admire the town of Modica. Food is fresh and local, moreover in Modica they produce a great chocolate you must taste!
Modica, like other places in Noto Valley in Sicily are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage for the Baroque style in many of the old buildings. One of the most representative in Modica is the Cathedral of Saint George. Other interesting places to see are the Castle of Modica, Palazzo Polara and the Civic Museum.
In the Unesco List there is also Ragusa, with the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and the old center of Ragusa Ibla rich of buildings in baroque style. The town of Noto is the heart of Baroque architecture, with Palazzo Nicolaci and the Church of Saint Claire.
Although boutique hotels are often located in the heart of a town, you will always have your privacy, quiet rooms in the night and welcoming owners. The lifestyle of the town has a slow and relaxed pace, exactly what it takes to spend a nice holiday on your own or with your family. Furthermore the owners and the inhabitants will be happy to show you their culture and traditions.