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Rooms

The Hotel runs along its perimeter and inside every room all history of Sicily.

From Elimi people to the present day, devoting space to the characters, details and important events that have given to Sicily its current identity. In Hotel you'll never find two details same.

The 25 rooms which include 4 suites unique in there characteristics, take there names from important persons that have created Sicilian history and are complete of all comforts including: air-conditioning, in-room bath w/shower, typical Sicilian furnishings restored following Sicily’s rich history, TV and pay TV, Internet via wi-fi DSL w/ cable, minibar, safe.

THE HISTORY OF SICILY IN OUR ROOMS

The history of Sicily is rich and glorious. It mixes it with the myths and it loses itself in the night of the times. Thanks to its good position in the heart of the Mediterranean has recalled various people: Elimis, Sicanis, Greek, Carthaginian, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Norman , French, Spaniards, English, Austrians.

From the entry to the corridor, to the staircases, in every various angles the Grand Hotel La Batia represents, in refined artistic tone, the various moments of the Sicilian history and the most representative aspects of its economy and therefore it is a truth historical "escursus". Let’s start the trip in Sicily and in its politics and economic history.

Room of the Origins

To the first floor we find the “Room of the origins”,(108). It unifies the historical and structural characteristics of the hotel. The Room of the Origins reassumes, with the elegance and the refinement of its nineteenth-century furniture, the original aspects of the structure: seventeenth-century beam built among the fields to welcome in the various seasons the products of the earth, its workers and sometimes the owners in its so-called "noble zone".

Pompeiian room

Nearby we find the “Pompeiian Room” (107) that, with the delicacy of its frescoes, alternating slim colors to strong shades, they remember vaguely the historical characteristics abodes in Pompeii. A warm pink color creates a soft and pleasant atmosphere.

Crossing the corridor on the first floor, to the left, in front of the elevator, a beautiful painting’s composition represents the delivery of the city of Palermo keys from the Arabs to the count Roger Di Altavilla in 1070. The Arabs chased the Byzantine dominators (mother Li Turki!!!), and after this hey establish themselves in the island , constituting a "Emirate." Arabs in Sicily produced culture that continued after the arrival of the "Norman" thanks to the intelligent use of the extraordinary mastery. The realization of important monuments like the Cathedral in Palermo, the transformation of St. Giovanni of the Hermits from mosque in church of Catholic cult, the chapel of the Martorana, the Palatine chapel, the arc of Door New, the building of the Zisa and, dulcis in fundo, the splendid Cathedral of Monreale and the apse of the cathedral of Cefalù.

The memory of this splendid historical period enriches the two magnificent rooms to the first floor 104 and 105 of two refined sets panels both to the ceiling representing in an one carpet from the bright and radiant colors and in the other a composition of geometric sketches typical of the Arabic culture that forbids anthropomorphous representations.

Always through the staircases, going from the first one to the second floor a staircase can be admired in local alive stone, graven to hand typical of the said Sicilian rural structures "Beams." The extraordinary constructive technique of these stairways is visible from the shower in the under stairs and it is in the room (103) too.

Room of the Maioliche

On the second floor crossing an arch door, to the left you can go to the "suite" . The first, (204) has a loft rapresents the “maioliche”; tiles from the warm and bright colors decorate the wall above the seat.

Room of the Laces

A staircase brings to the loft where the extraordinary mastery of the artist can be admired. He decorated by hand the numerous different tiles one from the other. The second suite (203) is “the room of the laces” that it recalls the ancient tradition of the Sicilian women that since they were young they prepared their nuptial trousseau with care. Above the seat a collage of ancient laces can be admired and, climbing the staircases, the roof is embellished with some masterpieces represent the history of the Sicilian lace.

Room of the Sun

The third one,(202) the room of the sun of "small rounded stone and crocks" smoothed by the sea and by the time, picked from the river S. Bartholomeo, they illuminate the suite.The staircase that goes to the loft is rich of various graphic representations of the "God Sole" in the various etnies and ancient civilizations.

Room of the Sicilian Dialect

The fourth grade (201), it is “"the room of the Sicilian dialect"”, first attempt of linguistic unification of our peninsula. In the thirteenth century, at the court of Federico II of Swabia, the "Sicilian School" was born in which a developed culture produced poetries in "vulgar" and its theme was love. Our Alcamese poet , Ciullo D’ Alcamo, in that period , composed the famous loving contrast "Rosa Fresca Aulentissima" , it constitutes the beginning of the writing in Italian language, straight before the great Florentine wrote of the "Dolce Stil Novo” The writing of the words in the cooked one of the "room of the Sicilian dialect" wants to pay tribute to the "Sicilian School" at the court of Federico II.

Room of "Svevi"

Federico II, whose mother was the last Norman queen, Costanza D’Altavilla, married with Henry VI of Swabia, was born in Palermo The room “Svevi” (404) is devoted to the birth of this imperator and him presentation as a future emperor (stupor mundi) to the crowd of Palermo that attended his arrival.

Room of the Crowning (401)

The room of the crowning (401) is devoted to the last Norman queen ,Constancy Of Altavilla, wife of the Germanic emperor.

Room of the Crowning (402)

The “"room of the crowning"”, (402) is devoted to the young Isabella II of Borbone, last Borbone queen of Spain and the Kingdom of the two Sicilies , by an imposing monochrome picture that represents the event of the crowning and place above the bedside of the bed. The room is still embellished by sketches to the walls and on the magnificent trusses in wood giving to the all one touch of aristocrat refinement. In the corridor of the second floor, we find on the right the "room of the copper", big and bright , its bedside is an ample panel copper color decorated by two great spiral symbols of the Spiritualities that dominates the whole building. The spiral in fact is everywhere, in the handrails, in the chandeliers, in the wall of the blue room, in the fall with " the tree of the life" and even the logo of the hotel is represented by two contrasted spiral.

Room of the Angels

Later we meet immediately “the room of the Angels”,(207) where thanks to some little brushstrokes that goes from the blue to the green, to the ochre, to the gold to the silver there is a barrel vault . The small bright tiles form a delicate and jewel mosaic around the three gold and silver Angels that are on the walls.

We find ancient structural elements on the roofs and on the walls of others wonderful and hospitable rooms like (205), characterized by ample windows seen sea and roof with dome;

the rooms of the balconies on the noble courtyard of the ancient beam, (208 and 209) characterized by ample door-balcony from which it sticks out it through a handrail in beaten iron and from the colored walls in pink ancient and in yellow that create a relaxing chromatic harmony. Besides, always to the second floor, we can admire the"room of the Balcony" in which the "Mr." of gattopardiana memory leaned out the balcony to greet the farmers and to reveal them his presence and of his family.

Room of the Anagrams

Climbing the staircases toward the third elevation you can arrive to a floor, anciently devoted to the stay of their children with their rooms and their game angles. Here we find the “room of the anagrams” (301) where the letters set in shed order both on the walls and on the roof, if you compose it in order, there will be the names of people doing part of the family.

Room of the Glasses

The “room of the glasses” (302) where the artist has used glass colors to decorate the walls and the roof, giving to the all one shiny effect, transparency like glass.

Room of the Blue Ceramics

The “room of the blue ceramics” (303) characterized by splendid blue tiles on white fund set on the roof and on the trusses; a window on the roof "saloon of the parties" remembers a picture of the conterraneo Guttuso of the "window on the roofs".

Room of the Gold

And nearby the magnificent one “room of the gold” (304) characterized by abstract sketches in gold on the cooked red of the roofs and from an artistic policromatico round glass that serves as contrast to the natural simplicity of the wall in stone.

Returning to the avenue of the Trinacria, two rooms with an opposite garden (101 and 102), enjoyable from the occupants the rooms in exclusive, are as crown for the whole structure exclusively devoted to the serenity of the guests that live in it.