Just an hour outside of the urban scape of Milan, is a charming 5-star resort tucked away in the Franciacorta hills. The ideal location for those looking for a dreamy getaway, L’Albereta offers the utmost quality in hospitality, dining, and its famed health & wellness spa. L’Albereta attracts two souls to its property: those looking to wine and dine, and those looking to heal and detox.
A private family-owned villa from the 19th century, L’Albereta opened as a resort in 1993 and soon joined Relais & Chateaux in 1996. Discreetly tucked away in the rolling hills of vineyards, you’ll hardly believe you’re but an hour from the bustle of Milan.
Each room at L’Albereta is special and uniquely designed by the first daughter, Carmen. Some rooms offer a private balcony, while others open up straight to the garden. The most dreamy and romantic of suites has a sliding roof that opens up so you can sleep beneath the stars. It’s no wonder this resort is known throughout Italy as a most romantic destination.
Just a few minutes away, you’ll also find yourself at Lake Iseo, where you can take a private boat or ferry to the largest lake island in all of Europe
When staying at L’Albereta, one mustn’t miss out on an opportunity to dine at their new in-house restaurant LEONEFELICE, headed by young chef Fabio Battista. From Puglia in South Italy, chef Fabio offers a delectable menu that mixes influence from the north and south of Italy. Fun fact: The very first chef to roam these halls was Gualtiero Marchesi, otherwise known as the father of modern cuisine.
For a more casual meal and setting, head over to Vista Lago Bistro, which offers both bar and indoor seating, along with an exquisite terrace space overlooking the Franciacorta hills. If you observe closely, you may even spot Lake Iseo off in the distance.
Catering to the variety of guests coming from all over the world, there is also La Bottega di Mariella, a special boutique showcasing a tasteful curation of items all made in Italy. On its second floor loft, you’ll also find a selection of Franciacorta wines and healthy food choices inspired by the wellness spa.
L’Albereta’s Spa Espace Chenot is one of only two medical and wellness spas in Italy under Henri Chenot. With a highly qualified team of 30 doctors, therapists, dietitians, osteopaths, beauticians, and hospitality team, Spa Espace Chenot is famous across the country for its special medical philosophy. The spa is composed of three parts – two corridors for medical treatments, a wellness area for the pool, fitness, sauna, and hammam steam room (Turkish bath), and another spa area for mud and massage treatments.
Normally, guests reside at the hotel for one week to fully experience the spa and treatment – which also includes a very specific detox menu at the Greeneige Lounge. Sectioned off on its own, the lounge creates a beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing environment for its healing patrons. At L’Albereta, you’ll find many guests wandering the halls in their robes, as the utmost goal is to make you feel the comfort of home.
An ivy-covered luxury hotel, L’albereta welcomes its guests to escape and dine, to heal and relax, all while feeling like you’re right at home.
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 23, 25030 Erbusco (Brescia), Italy
+39 030 7760550