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Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna, Sicily

Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna

Agrigento, Italy

Located a short distance outside Agrigento and around a ten minute drive from the Valley of the Temples, the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna is a modest but charming property. Built around a central courtyard, the hotel takes its name from the Sicilian word ‘baglio’, meaning fortified farmhouse, and the property’s ancient defensive tower is still in evidence today. Most of the 27 rooms are in a converted building dating back to the 15th century, with views of the courtyard or surrounding countryside. The terraced gardens afford views across the countryside toward the temples in the distance, and the courtyard is lined with pots of geraniums, olive trees and a small babbling fountain.

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We consider the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna to be one of Agrigento’s most charming options. A relatively modest property, its historic surroundings and friendly character make it a wonderful base for exploring the Valley of the Temples.

Rooms

The majority of the 27 rooms are situated in a converted building dating back to the 15th century. The rooms are simple but furnished in a classic, contemporary style and offer beautiful views over the courtyard or surrounding countryside. Most contain showers, but there are a couple with bathtubs that are available on request. For something particularly special, there are three rooms located within the ancient tower that are accessed by the original spiral staircase. These rooms boast a number of wonderful antiques and are finished in a more historical style with period features, along with modern bathrooms.

Location

Just a ten-minute drive from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna is surrounded by picturesque countryside that slopes down toward the main temple complex. You can even make out a couple of the temples in the distance from the hotel’s peaceful terraced gardens.

Food and drink

Breakfast is a pleasant buffet affair, served each morning in a large glass-sided room overlooking the gardens, with the Valley of the Temples in the distance. Dinner features a menu of hearty seasonal fare and is served in the gardens in the summer months.

Facilities and activities

While the hotel doesn’t have its own swimming pool, there is a large outdoor Jacuzzi located in the gardens, surrounded by loungers. The extensive gardens provide plenty of space for children as well as offering many secluded spots in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

Accessibility

It’s important to note that there's no elevator access in either section of the property, but the hotel has ground-floor rooms.

Tour ideas in Agrigento

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Agrigento: Valley of the Temples tour
      Ancient temple, Agrigento

      Agrigento: Valley of the Temples tour

      Agrigento: Valley of the Temples tour

      The city of Akragas was one of the most lavish ancient Greek outposts and much of it remains intact in the Valley of the Temples. It is best toured with a knowledgeable guide who can reveal its many treasures and mysteries.

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