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Parco dei Sesi: An Oasis on an Italian Island (With 9 Design Ideas to Borrow)

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Parco dei Sesi: An Oasis on an Italian Island (With 9 Design Ideas to Borrow)

August 9, 2023

The best kind of souvenir? A design idea to bring back from a trip and implement at home.

Today we’re taking a look at Parco dei Sesi, a “guest house, artist residency, and organic farm” with the dreamiest of interiors. It’s located on the island of Pantelleria, an Italian commune in the Mediterranean Sea, midway between Italy and Tunisia. Here are a few design lessons to apply at home.

Photography via Parco dei Sesi.

1. Design for the landscape.

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Above: Parco dei Sesi is surrounded by the archeological Sesi park on the island of Pantelleria. It offers 26 rooms within 13 buildings, among them Il Grande Dammuso, built in the style of the dwelling on Pantelleria designed to work with the particular environment of the island, like a domed roof for collecting rainwater. (Read more about dammusi here.)

2. Mix materials.

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Above: In Il Grande Dammuso, the kitchen is an appealing mix of materials: concrete, wood cabinet fronts, a generous marble sink, tile, and plaster.

3. Add practical decor.

on display: italian splatterware and a handmade broom. note also the simple cur 19
Above: On display: Italian splatterware and a handmade broom. Note also the simple curtain for hiding kitchenware.
the hoteliers massimiliano panseca, who spent childhood summers in the main dam 20
Above: The hoteliers Massimiliano Panseca, who spent childhood summers in the main dammuso, according to Departures, and Margot Panseca “have brought their love for raw materials, imperfections, curated objects, and art” to the interiors.

4. Choose a foolproof palette.

each guest house follows a striking formula: black + white + one impactful colo 21
Above: Each guest house follows a striking formula: Black + white + one impactful color is a winning combination.

5. Rethink built-ins.

inventive, appealingly minimal built ins appear throughout, like these stone sl 22
Above: Inventive, appealingly minimal built-ins appear throughout, like these stone sleeping alcoves (and stairs).

6. Embrace arches.

arches and curves are in; here, one sculptural niche hosts a guest shower. 23
Above: Arches and curves are in; here, one sculptural niche hosts a guest shower.

7. Bring back the coverlet.

a simple coverlet on the bed is pure summer. 24
Above: A simple coverlet on the bed is pure summer.

8. Or make a monotone bed.

elsewhere, a built in with a narrow mattress—dressed entirely in green&# 25
Above: Elsewhere, a built-in with a narrow mattress—dressed entirely in green—is always at the ready for an afternoon nap.

9. Eat outside.

meals are served at communal tables. 26
Above: Meals are served at communal tables.
or in a tucked away enclave. 27
Above: Or in a tucked-away enclave.
or overlooking the mediterranean sea. 28
Above: Or overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

For more and to book, head to Parco dei Sesi.

And for more island stays, might we suggest:

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Parco dei Sesi Hotel located?

Parco dei Sesi Hotel is located in Tuscany, Italy, near the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga.

What is the design style of Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

Parco dei Sesi Hotel combines rustic farmhouse elements with contemporary design touches.

Are there any nearby attractions or points of interest?

Yes, Parco dei Sesi Hotel is close to several vineyards, historic villages, and Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What are the accommodation options at Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

The hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites, and apartments, each uniquely decorated with modern amenities and comforts.

Do they have an on-site restaurant?

Yes, Parco dei Sesi Hotel has an on-site restaurant that serves traditional Tuscan cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.

Are there any wellness facilities at Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

Yes, the hotel features a wellness center with a spa, sauna, and outdoor swimming pool for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Is Parco dei Sesi Hotel suitable for weddings or special events?

Yes, the hotel offers event spaces and services for weddings, conferences, and other special occasions.

Is there parking available at Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

Yes, the hotel provides complimentary parking for guests.

Can guests bring their pets to Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

Yes, Parco dei Sesi Hotel allows pets, but it is advisable to inform the hotel in advance.

What is the check-in and check-out timing at Parco dei Sesi Hotel?

Guests can check-in from 3:00 PM onwards and check-out until 11:00 AM.

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