THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE SOMETIMES A LITTLE HIDDEN
Villa Barca, a gay owned and operated boutique resort, has been created as a place where every traveler is welcome.
As a Straight-friendly B&B you can be sure of a truly inclusive welcome!
Villa Barca is a quintessential Italian countryside manor house built in the early 1800s. It now hosts a luxury gay bed and breakfast that sits high above the romantic Lerrone Valley. Nestled between the coastline of the Italian Riviera and the peaks of the Ligurian Alps, the gay owned and operated mansion is a perfect retreat away from it all . Villa Barca welcomes all guests looking for a wonderful, exclusively inclusive vacation for body & soul. Unlike gay-friendly hotels we do not simple market to gay guests but are part of the LGBT community. Our away from it all location in the middle of nature offers mindfulness and acceptance. Just enjoy life and leave behind the hectic life “down there” in the valley and beyond....
At Villa Barca you feel endless peace.
Three tastefully furnished suites offer our guests a true, authentic Ligurian experience without lacking modern amenities and comfort. For the adventurous traveler the area provides a multitude of outside activities starting right at our doorstep. No matter if you look for relaxation or adventure - a stay at Villa Barca won't disappoint you.
Just 20 minutes by car are the sandy beaches of Alassio, one of Italy's most mundane seaside resorts. The Lerrone Valley offers all kinds of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to laid-back picknick hours. For the more leisurely tourist the Ligurian coast shows itself as a true treasure box: cozy little seaside towns, steep mountain passes that lead to old, medieval villages and the famous Via Aurelia that brings you straight to the chic Corniche of France's Cote d 'Azur, where you can explore along the road famous places like Menton, Monte Carlo and Nice.
After a day full of activities VILLA BARCA awaits its guests with the unique atmosphere that this B&B has to offer. The Villa sits on 15.000 square meters of Mediterranean garden and olive growth. On clear days we can see across the Mediterranean sea and look as far as La Spezia and Cinque Terre on the other side of the Golf of Genua.
In the morning breakfast, featuring local ingredients from nearby growers and farms, is served on our grand terrace or in the comfortable dining area next to the massive, old fireplace.
Stillness at Villa Barca
A unique part of Villa Barca is the old church that sits adjacent to the main building. Erected in the 1700s and modernized by the original owner of the Villa it is now hosting our "room of stillness". A quiet place to meditate, practice Yoga or just enjoy the luxury of tranquility. You can also schedule energy treatments such as Reiki and other holistic treatments during your stay to enhance the perfect balance of body and mind.
Wellness at Villa Barca
Relaxation with a view: That’s what our guest can expect in our tranquil sauna-garden. Whether dozing in the sun, taking a refreshing footbath, an energizing shower in our grotto, or soaking in our plunge pool - you will always have commanding views of the valley down to the Mediterranean sea. A perfect place to just enjoy life and let go. For colder days our Finnish sauna along with some herbal infusions will make you feel revived and rejuvenated.
Romance and Ceremonies at the Villa Barca
Be it an intimate romantic getaway for you and someone special, the celebration of a partnership, or the exchange of vows - Villa Barca is a perfect place for those in love.
Having our onsite chapel one of our favorite things here at Villa Barca is to help make memorable and unique ceremonies for our gay guests.
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