The Hotel Baglio Santacroce is located in the picturesque scenery overlooking the Gulf of Cornino, on the slopes of Mount Erice. The family and harmonious atmosphere of Baglio Santacroce welcomes guests in an environment full of charm, where you can indulge in the quiet and relax between panoramic terraces and lush gardens, without forgetting the delights of the Sicilian culinary tradition proposed by the restaurant of the structure.
Baglio Santacroce History
At the top of a small hill overlooking the Gulf of Cornino, stands the baglio Santa Croce. The construction dates back to 1637 and was commissioned by the Battiata barons as the headquarters of their "curatolo", which governed the servile labor and the affairs of the fief. During the harvest period the baron also moved here to oversee the work, but for the rest of the year the farmhouse was used as a dwelling by some peasant families, as a shed for tools, as a barn or shelter for animals.
With the passage of time, a wall of protection was erected all around, like a fortress, but this did not save the beam from the attacks of bands of brigands who in the nineteenth century infested the Valdericin countryside. A century later, this place has become almost the emblem of the tourist revival of the area or, as the same Cusenza say, current owners of the hotel, 'the link between culture, art and economy ".
The atmosphere is simple and true and therefore unique, even in the most recent part, well integrated as a whole. The rooms are furnished with olive wood furniture and antique wrought iron beds, the result of careful research in country houses, while the floors have been redone with rustic terracotta tiles, made according to a traditional technique now almost disappeared. The dining rooms are a setting of great charm, having been created in an ancient cistern. In the middle of a lush garden of agaves, olive trees and citrus trees is the swimming pool.