ENCHANTING BOUTIQUE-RESORT AMIDST AN OLD HISTORIC COUNTRY ESTATE
VILLA BARCA is a luxurious vacation resort in the hinterland of the Italian Riviera. Only 20 minutes from the beach resort Alassio, we are situated right between the famous Italian city of Genova and Nice at the Côte d’Azur. High above the valley of the Lerrone River this historic mansion, which was built in the 18th century by a squire and local tax official with connections to the Italian royal family, offers a stunning vista of the Ligurian hills and the Mediterranean sea in the distance. Surrounded by spacious, truly enchanting gardens and parks Villa Barca is the perfect place to forget about the hectic life “down there” and enjoy the peace and serenity of the Ligurian countryside.
Presently, the most beautiful parts of Villa Barca and its old caretaker's cottage are reserved for our guest accommodations, every one of them offering an abundance of privacy and all amenities and comfort the traveler desires. A unique part of Villa Barca is the old private chapel of the original mansion, which is used nowadays as a sanctuary for meditation, yoga and healing massages. Also a special feature for the health of body and soul is our cozy wellness area within the sauna garden including a stone walled outside shower, refreshing foot baths, a heated plunge pool overlooking the valley and a relaxing lounge area.
Nearby small, typical Italian villages, narrow mountain passes with amazing views and secluded valleys where one can find hidden swimming holes, invite the guests to interesting excursions by foot, car, bike, or motorcycle. From neighboring Alassio, one of Ligurians main, luxurious seaside resorts the traveler can explore the famous “Via Aurelia”, which connects Genova in the East with the glamorous “Corniche” at the French Riviera, featuring legendary sites like Menton, Monaco and Nice.