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Welcome to the Grand Hotel La Batia

In a quiet area near the Historic centre of Alcamo, situated on a small hill that dominates a breathtaking view of the Golf of Castellammare, The Grand Hotel La Batia is a four-star jewel, with exclusive charm. The high quality services, the cordial welcoming with the typical Sicilian warmth of a team that is always attentive to all guests requests, will leave you with a warm memory of Sicily, the sun-drenched island. The research regarding the furnishings, the curing of the details, from the colors of prime materials chosen for you, without excluding the artistic enthusiasm of all details.

This gives you a unique impression of luxury and refinement, ideal for business, personal and/or relaxing affairs.All areas of the Hotel are versatile in creating an comfortable atmosphere around our guests.

Enjoy a break between wellness and relaxation!

THE HISTORY OF SICILY IN OUR HOTEL

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.

From the gate of entry toward the reception there is the "Avenue of the Trinacria" . Its original mosaics remember of the principal archaeological and artistic sites of the island,

ENTRY

VIEW FROM ABOVE

the Reception is called the “Room of the Elimis", that marks the beginning of the civilization Sicula in western Sicily. In the same period “ mesolitico” oriental Sicily was inhabited from the Sicanis. The impression that you will have is to enter in a cave: the arcs, the walls and part of the floor are in stone; the bench of the hall is an Alcamo travertino stone block with precious stalagmites that are from some millennia. On the roof, in the tiles and in the frontal wall there are some graffiti of the "Addaura" mesolitica cave of Palermo.

Room of the Elimi

Reception

Graffiti like in a meseolitic

Addaura cave in Palermo

Pictures of the Sicilian wheelbarrows

Expedition of the Thousand

Proceeding toward the first floor through the staircases you will see a great panel in “maiolicato” represents "Sicilian wheelbarrows" that are part of the folk history of the island. After some steps we will arrive in "1860" year in which Joseph Garibaldi, with his "Thousand" , disembarks near Marsala. It is the "Expedition of the Thousand" that marks the beginning of the "Unity of Italy": on the representing faces the "Thousand" there is a discreet but meaningful tricolor flag, symbol of the birth of the "Nation Italy". The political event doesn't prevent the artist to celebrate the man and his history in a sculptural work that represents, through terracotta masks, the various etnies and civilization that together they have contributed to the growth of the concept of "Humanities".

Continuing, on the second floor, you will be admire the brightness of the two domes, the day, with the colors of the sun and the night, with the starry sky. .. ."Bacchus pours his gold in the wine glass of Venus ...the night doesn't sleep and the moon is warmer than the sun… many stars has the night. (Stefano Artale)

Dome of the Day

Dome of the Night

On the right we find a magnificent terrace equipped to room breakfast, cafe and reserved restaurant. You can admire the wonderful landscape, pools and a spectacular amphitheater that seems to wind the zone of the swimming pool and characterized by caves and graphitic incisions of the Mesolithic period.

The “historical escursus” concludes itself in the Liberty room, an homage to the Sicilian tide of the art "Liberty" represented in Palermo by the artists Filippo and Ernesto Basile. They embellished with the thanks to their style the city of Palermo and not only. Thanks to them we have the theatre Massimo, the English Gardens, Marina square, Villa Igea, the small villa Florio and so many other works of that epoch. In ours "Room Liberty" we find three great panels with typical subjects of the Sicilian Liberty .They are flowing doors while the walls are embellished by sculptures with a floral it is a symbol of the Liberty style: the Iris.

To the left of the avenue of the Trinacria we find the portico of the "Conca d’Oro." On the roof there are blue glasses that represent the sky with an enormous and bright Sun, absolute symbol of Sicily, that tipsy on its "Conca D’Oro", on the job of the man and on the fruits of the hard job of the earth. Cleverly columns of graven wood represent the principal typologies of Sicilian agricultural products: the wheat, the grapevine and the abundance of the crops of fruit. As background there are some panels maiolicati, typical plants of the gold basin Sicilian: the lemon, the orange tree, the olive and the pomegranate.

Portico of the "Conca d'Oro"

Roof that rapresents the “ Conca d’Oro”

Conca d'oro

Panels that represent “ maiolicati “

Lemon, Orange tree, Ulivo and Pomegranate

Wood columns carved

Wheat, Grapevine and Fruit

wooden arcs

graven elegantly

In front of the portico of the "Conca D’oro" there is the "the man's Avenue" it is the end of our trip, purified by the water of the fall, passing through the challenges of the existence in which it wins, as the graven wooden arcs symbolize elegantly, (the arc since the antiquities is the symbol of the triumph) its ascent starts, crossing the staircase of the sky, toward the absolute one, its primary aspiration in every epoch of its existence.

The Man's Avenue

Fall