VILLA BARCA - STAY GAY IN ITALY
Villa Barca, a quintessential Italian countryside manor house built in the early 1800s, sits high above the romantic Lerrone Valley. Nestled between the coastline of the Italian Riviera and the peaks of the mighty Ligurian Alps, the gay owned and operated mansion is a perfect retreat away from it all.
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.
Villa Barca consists of three luxurious suites, each individual designed and furnished to meet the taste of the more stylish traveler. Each of our residences offers, besides a cozy bedroom and modern bathroom, a separate living area with terrace or private garden.
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 modalities during your stay to enhance the perfect balance of body and mind. Please visit our Tranquility Menu for more information
Wellness at Villa Barca
Our clothing optional wellness area features a Finnish dry sauna, refreshing splash pool, grotto shower and foot baths in a private setting with chaise lounges to wind down after a busy day exploring Liguria. Body treatments or Energy Healing can be arranged during your stay with one of our trained therapists.
Romance and Weddings at the Villa Barca
Be it an intimate romantic getaway for you and someone special, or the celebration of a wedding, Villa Barca is a perfect backdrop for those in love.
The decision to marry is no small undertaking—and one of our favorite things here at Villa Barca is to help make memorable and unique ceremonies happen for our gay guests.