Luxury hotel holiday Baglio Oneto Sicily

The Baglio Oneto Luxury Wine Resort is a five-star boutique hotel set on a wine estate amongst vineyards and olive groves in Marsala, Sicily. This estate still produces some of the finest Sicilian wines and obviously is destination if you are interested in wine (tastings can be arranged) or if you want to tour the island of Sicily. The baglio dates from the 18th century and the Oneto family is one of the most historic on the island. The bedrooms have Sicilan style floors with floral motifs, hand-wrought iron and colourful ceramics. Each room has a balcony with sea or country views.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Palermo or London to Catania
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio Oneto, near Marsala

The Baglio Oneto is a luxury, 5-star boutique hotel in a beautiful location on a working wine estate. The secluded location, gourmet cuisine and, of course the excellent wine, offer guests a truly idyllic and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 20-minutes' drive to the centre of Marsala

Annual opening 26 March to 31 October, 30 December to 1 January

Closest airport Palermo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive from Palermo Aiport

Hotel facilities and services

La Calandra Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Outdoor Gym (personal training can be arranged), Massage, Reading Halls, TV Area, Indoor Bar, Outdoor Bar, Wine Shop, Wine Tastings in the cellar, Solarium, Terrace, Gardens, and Children's Area. Weddings can be arranged.

Out and about nearby

Though in a relatively isolated location, there is much to do on this side of the island. Beaches and picturesque coastline can be visited just a short drive to the west, and a drive of an hour northeast will bring you to the island's capital, Palermo, complete with stunning Old Town, port, and excellent dining venues. The historic coastal city of Marsala is just a 20-minute drive southwest.

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£880

Holiday Code EXH246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio Oneto, near Marsala

The five-star Baglio Oneto in Sicily is a boutique hotel surrounded by the flat plains and vineyards of the Marsala countryside. The fortress dates from the 18th century, and originally served as a wine and olive oil factory; a legacy that remains evident in the 'old village' style of the rooms and the estate's continued wine and oil production. As you approach, the old stone buildings stand out in their peaceful, isolated location, privileged with unimpeded rural views, with the sea and Egadi Islands visible beyond. In the grounds, at the bottom of an old, tiled stairway, is a pool terrace half-sheltered by the hotel itself, which remains open on the other side to the extensive green views. La Calandra Restaurant spills out from its separate ochre-hued building onto canopied terraces and patios, perfect for a relaxing evening after a day spent enjoying the sunshine or venturing out into the vineyards. Typically, Sicilian dishes are served here at lunch and dinner times. As it gets dark, atmospheric lighting illuminates the impeccably laid tables from the flowerbeds around the trees. As you enter the lobby, the historic charm of the property becomes even more apparent. Marble and white stone are paired with dark wood furniture, patterned vases, ornamental bottles of wine, and vaulted beamed ceilings. Warm, cosy rooms equipped with fireplaces, plush armchairs, exposed stone walls, and soft rugs provide appealing places to sit back and read a book or spend time with friends and family. One of the great highlights of a stay at the Baglio Oneto is its long production of wines (it was once titled the Official Supplier of the Apostolic Palaces in the Vatican). Today, the award-winning wines can still be tasted in the atmospheric aging cellar, surrounded by full barrels, along with the resort's own olive oil, and local salami and Sicilian cheeses; all of which is served on white-clothed tables. The guestrooms continue the immersive experience of staying on an ancient wine estate. Terracotta floor tiles, yellow walls, and light, flowing curtains create a real sense of authenticity. Small local landscapes are framed on the walls, and a Mediterranean touch is added by the dark wood and wrought iron furniture. The Baglio Oneto Resort and Wines Hotel is a beautiful rural destination, perfect for those looking to sample the best views, wines, and food in Sicily.

Room descriptions

Baglio Oneto has 49 rooms with balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, heating, safe, smart television, telephone, minibar, and WiFi.

Superior Room with view of the pool and Egadi Islands
Deluxe Room with additional sitting room
Junior Suite with vineyard view
Junior Suite with sea view

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£880

Holiday Code EXH246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio Oneto, near Marsala

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Baglio Oneto in Sicily, our clients usually fly to Palermo airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. If you are staying at this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we would include a hire-car for the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel, and Family rooms with an additional single bed can be arranged. Infants aged 2 or younger stay on a complimentary basis when sharing bedding with parents. Cots can be provided for an extra charge.

Special offers

20% early booking offer 2020 Receive a 20% reduction off bed and breakfast rates when you book and pay in full 30 days prior to the arrival date. This offer can't be combined with any other offer.

15% reduction on stays longer than 3 nights Receive a 15% reduction on stays longer than 3 nights from 1 April to 30 June 2020 and 1 September to 31 October 2020. This offer can't be combined with any other offer.

15% reduction on stays longer than 5 nights in July and August Receive a 15% reduction on stays longer than 5 nights from 1 July to 31 August 2020.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£880

Holiday Code EXH246

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Baglio Oneto, near Marsala

About Sicily

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Sicily allows visitors to discover a unique and captivating island. The rich tapestry of Mediterranean history can be witnessed on the southerly island of Sicily, fascinating not only for its amazing blend of cultures including Greek, Arab, Byzantine and Norman and its architectural treasures which reflect these influences but also for its breath-taking scenery of coast, parched mountains and fertile groves of almonds, oranges, lemons and olives. The people are proud and independent, reserved but sincere and helpful. Traditions thrive to an extent that the atmosphere of Sicily is unrecognisable in the context of other parts of Italy further north. The towns and villages are contrasting with picture postcard scenes of mediaeval labyrinthine alleyways adorned by wrought-iron balconies and baskets of flowers or severe dilapidation punctuated by grand Baroque or austere Norman cathedrals and churches. Additionally, there are of course some of the most important sites of the ancient Greek world such as the temples at Agrigento, the theatre at Taormina and numerous relics at Siracusa, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Greek world. High above the island looms Mount Etna, one of the largest volcanoes in the world and an awe-inspiring sight. Off the north coast of Sicily, the beautiful Aeolian Islands offer escape and remoteness, natural scenery and a startling light, a sleepy way of life and romantic isolation. A holiday in Sicily appeals for those who want typical rest and relaxation with cultural activities at hand, and for those who want to be more adventurous and experience more of this captivating island.

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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