Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.
Villa Barca, a quintessential Italian countryside manor house built in the early 1800s, sits high above the romantic Lerrone Valley, nestled between the coastline of the Italian Riviera and the peaks of the mighty Ligurian Alps. At Casa Carpe Diem, the luxurious boutique B&B within Villa Barca, founded by the creators of the award-winning Carpe Diem Guesthouse in Provincetown, Massachusetts, every friend of the Italian way of life finds what he needs. Just 20 minutes by car are the sandy beaches of Alassio, one of Italy’s most mundane seaside resorts. The neighboring Lerrone Valley on the other hand offers all kinds of outdoor activities, from hiking treks over mountain biking to laid-back picknick hours at its various swimming holes. Even the more adventurous kind of tourist finds his kick nearby: Only a short drive away, in Finale Ligure, is one of Europe’s most popular free climbing territories and further northwest at the French-Italian border one can explore the areas most interesting mountaineer region.