Baglio Soria Resort & Wine Experience
BAGLIO SORIA RESORT & WINE EXPERIENCE, a member of the Firriato Hospitality group, is one of the crown jewels of Trapani, a crescent-shaped city that lies on the western coast of Sicily. The di Gaetano family established the 270-acre resort in the 1980s, renovating an ancient hilltop complex overlooking the city and the sea. With a goal to offer visitors an unparalleled experience of local history, culture, and hospitality, they planted vineyards, cultivated olive groves, and restored ancient buildings into luxury accommodations. Both the natural surroundings—the sun, sea, and views of Mount Erice and the surrounding Egadi islands—and Trapani’s fascinating history, which goes back to its Bronze Age founding as a port of commerce, are part of what makes a stay here so special. Discerning travelers will also be delighted with the accommodations and amenities. Renovated to the highest in sustainable standards, all eleven rooms marry traditional architecture and design with contemporary furnishings, clean lines, and soothing color palettes.
In addition to offering a host of luxuries, the rooms were designed to bring the outdoors in by offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. One of the many highlights of the resort is its outdoor swimming pool. Tucked into one of the natural hilltop terraces, it features panoramic views, a solarium, and a bar from which you can order food and drink. Gustatory delights are also available at the Soria Sky Lounge, with its 360-degree views, and at the onsite restaurant. The latter is presided over by chef de cuisine Gaetano Basirico, whose menu showcases the best of Trapiani cuisine—one distinguished by centuries of multicultural influences, from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the Arabs. In fact, a signature dish of the region is a variation of couscous, made with durum wheat pasta and flavored with fish broth. A selection of the best wines from the onsite Firriato Winery is available to accompany every dish. Those guests who wish to delve further into the region’s cuisine and viticulture may do so at the resort’s “wine living room,” the site for guided tastings and cooking classes.