There are places where time stops for a while, allowing you to breathe and enjoy the little things in life. Those places that seem blessed and privileged, where people are blissful and relaxed, where the sun is your friend and the serene evenings spread a sweet and light scent of summer, those are the places where you absolutely forget about the urban hectic life, press pause to all your problems, set your spirit free and you embrace life. In the enchanting region of Sicily, there’s this lovely resort called the Country Zash Boutique Hotel, a magnificent blend of old and new, that allows you to explore the different sides of Eastern Sicily. The hotel is a restoration project, defined and completed by Antonio Iraci.

The hotel is born from an old winery, yet it has suffered serious transformations, becoming an elegant and luxury vacation resort. “Zash is the deep nature of a sound, its verbal repossession, the sound of the air within the leaves, the burst of a gesture in its flowing movements, it’s one of the infinite sounds that can only be heard and enjoyed by living in the countryside.” The space is very inspirational due to the fact that there are still historical fragments that remained untouched by the “contemporary wave”. Despite this splash of old, the furniture is very modern and comfortable. Some of the rooms are connected to the exterior more than you would expect them to be (glass walls that allow the sun and the nature to sneak inside with ease).