With summer approaching, the question on everyone's lips is where to go. As a one-time winery, now turned garden retreat with all the rustic charms of eastern Sicily, ZASH is breathtaking and should undoubtedly earn a place on your shortlist.
Located close to nature reserves and sandy beaches, and with views of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, the hotel delivers a slice of historic Sicily within a contemporary setting.
Belonging to the Maugeri family since the 1930s, ZASH was recently modernised by Antonio Iraci of Antonio Iraci Architects, partner to interior designer and owner Carla Maugeri. Refined in its design and rural in its context, Antonio and Carla took cues from the surrounding Sicilian countryside to deliver a hotel that showcases its environment from the magic of a magnificent 1930s manor house.
The transparency of ZASH is evident from the start: there are wide rebuilt windows in each room, as well as colossal glass walls. Looking inward, Antonio restored many of its original elements, including volcanic stone cladding and oak floorboards.
It’s hardly a surprise then that Antonio was awarded the ‘Ischia International Architecture Award for Excellence in Architecture’ for his work on the hotel...
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As featured in Domus Life Summer 2015
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ZASH Country Boutique Hotel, Strada Provinciale 2/I-II n.60, 95018 Archi, Riposto, Sicily; zash.it