Baglio Oneto is surrounded by the fertile countryside of Marsala, only a few minutes from Trapani, the medieval village of Erice and the Stagnone natural reserve including Mozia and Saline.
The noun “Baglio” comes from Balarm (fortress house), indicating those houses built in defense from pirate attacks, but also from Latin Ballium, courtyard surrounded by tall buildings or walls.
Oneto is a name comes from the family of the owners, nowdays wines and oil producers, descendants from the Consul of Genoa Odonetto of which we have historical records since 1300.
Baglio Oneto was built in the late eighteenth century when, following the trade embargo against Spain by Napoleon, were valued vineyards in the Marsala countryside who were on the same parallel of the great Spanish vineyards (Sun band).
The Resort has been designed and built keeping intact the architectural identity of the ancient Baglio, building new buildings at a respectful distance, because they were not altered the formal and the architectural image integrity. The rooms are connected to the main building via a tunnel in iron and glass, and arranged around a new outdoor courtyard that rooms and a barrel-shaped pool allows you to enjoy the beautiful sea landscape with Saline, Mozia and the Egadi Islands.
In the cellar of Baglio Oneto, which houses the barrels of wine aging and the old tools used for working the land and its products, you can taste the production of wine, liquors and oil of properties.
The conference room and entertainments, is located on the opposite side of the rooms, has a large terrace overlooking the surrounding valley with a wonderful landscape.
Located on a hill, about 150 meters above sea level, Baglio Oneto is located in a position from which it was easier to protect the territory from the attacks of robbers and from which dominates a breathtaking landscape.
Baglio Oneto is a scenic and historic setting. The morning sun illuminates the scene from the front, creating a reflex mirror effect of the islands and sea. In the afternoon, the sun setting behind the islands, inflaming wint orange, yellow and red the sky and reflecting on earth a paradisiac scene. The hills surrounding one of the most spectacular sights of Sicily, Baglio Oneto offers a unique atmosphere for its natural beauty thanks to a series of perspective planes in succession which bring to mind the historical stratification of events that involved the western Sicily over the centuries: the Punic wars that took place in the Egadi islands seas, Elimians in Erice, Phoenicians in Mothia, the Carthaginians and the Romans in Lilybeo, the Arabs of Marsa Alī and the Thousand of Garibaldi.
The first prospective plane is the fertile valley of the Birgi river, with its historic vineyards; from the countryside to the houses of the city of Marsala that Cicero in 75 BC, superintendent at Lilybeo, called “splendidissima pulcherrima et civitas”; the sight is extended until Mount Erice and Pizzo Cofano.
The second perspective plane, bounded by the coast of Marsala-Trapani, is dominated by the magnificent Lagoon Nature Reserve and with the Mothia, Santa Maria, Schola and Long Island, with its salt pans and windmills, recounts the Phoenician era and the life of the salt workers.
The third perspective plane, on the skyline of the Mediterranean Sea, sees the three Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo the scene of more than 2,000 years ago Punic Wars and before that of the Phoenician civilization, Carthaginian and Greek that continuously landed, stocked up, they visited and lived in these beautiful places.
This natural scenery remember to mind the old story, told by Polybius, Diodorus, and then in the twentieth century by Fernand Braudel, the mare nostrum and civilization that the early three continents was present, Europe, Asia and Africa, when the sea trade did not yet know the Atlantic route of new lands and this strip of land was the center of the Mediterranean.
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