From 2014 the Touring Club Italiano has included the Poecylia Resort in its historical guide to Italian hotels and restaurants, “Alberghi e Ristoranti d’Italia”, rating it as one of the best Italian accommodation facilities and awarding it the “Corona del Touring”, or “Touring Crown”, as well as including it in the exclusive section “Stanze Italiane” (“Italian rooms”), which features hotels and restaurants judged by the Touring experts to combine high quality and a moderate cost. The TCI hotel and restaurant guide is the result of extensive research throughout the country and is conceived to satisfy the needs of a broad clientele, who, thanks to the suggestions of Touring Club Italiano, can orient themselves among traditional establishments and innovative and captivating offerings. In 2015, the Touring has included thePoecylia in the prestigious guide book: “Top Charme, the top 100 residences of author most beautiful in Italy“.
The Guide is drawn up in an authoritative and transparent manner; inspections take place anonymously and often based on reports from members and readers. In view of growing public dissatisfaction with the hotel and restaurant ratings to be found on travel websites, which base their Internet success on often anonymous, inaccurate reviews, as well as with the ratings published yearly in tourist guides and magazines, where the same local establishments with the right connections always appear, Touring has felt the need to revise the contents of its guide through careful research across the country and has considerably broadened its selection of establishments meeting the following requirements: a pleasant and striking position: in a tranquil area of a historical city centre or in the country or in nature; an architecturally dignified building, better if a historic or in any case a typical one; not large, with 50 rooms at most; common rooms and bedrooms with original decor, not “standardized” furnishings, careful attention to detail: rugs, curtains, paintings, knickknacks and decorative elements, good quality linens; a comfortable, but not ostentatious interior; simple, but charming guest rooms, with well furnished bathrooms; helpful, courteous, reliable staff and a warm welcome, a familylike atmosphere but professional service; a rich Italianstyle breakfast, and high quality, genuine products: an extra merit if cakes, sweets, jams and bread are homemade.
A restaurant featuring regional cuisine, with attention to details and in particular to the origin of foods; Hotels where quality is commensurate with price. A highly authoritative panel of judges selects a limited number of hotels distributed over six areas of Italy: Sicily and Sardinia, Southern and Central Italy, Northwest and Northeast. These hotels receive a “Stanze Italiane” certificate, a distinction awarded to accommodation facilities that offer high quality, charm, personality, an attentive welcome and professionalism. The most coveted and prestigious Italian award is a source of pride for the Poecylia Resort, one that rewards the art, taste and creativity of its creator, Piero Giaculli, and, to an equal extent, the love, passion and professional commitment of Simona Iurza. All this to offer guests the very best welcome in a unique, exclusive property.