Relais Villa Del Borgo – La Storia

Owner Patrizia Brambilla with Family
Owner Patrizia Brambilla with Family

THE HOTEL IS BUILT FROM A CAREFULLY RENOVATED ANCIENT DWELLING, BUILT IN 700-800 AD IN THE ANCIENT TOWN OF CANELLI ABOVE STERNIA, A ROMAN COBBLESTONE ROAD LINKING THE CENTRE OF TOWN WITH HIDDEN “UNDERGROUND CATHEDRALS”, ABOVE WHICH LIE CASTLE GANCIA.

THE BAROQUE ERA SAN ROCCO CHURCH, NOW AN EVENT AND EXHIBITION SPACE, LIES WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF VILLA DEL BORGO. MANY OF THE HOTEL’S ROOMS STILL SHOW SIGNS OF THE MONASTIC LIFE OF THE ST AUGUSTINE MONKS WHO USED TO RESIDE IN SAN ROCCO.

THE HOTEL RENOVATIONS MAINTAIN THE POTENT CHARACTERISTICS OF ITS ANCIENT DWELLING, CONTRASTED WITH MODERN DECOR AND DESIGN.

CEILING COFFERS, STONE WALLS, RENOVATED WOOD FLOORS AND LARGE BARREL VAULTS CONTRAST WITH THE URBAN CHIC AND MODERN STYLE OF THE BEDROOMS.

WARM COLORS AND PAINTED FLOORS ARE COMBINED WITH MODERN AMENITIES FOUND IN EVERY ROOM: TV, FREE WIFI, AIR CONDITIONING, MINI BAR AND SAFE, TEA AND COFFEE FACILITIES.

AMENITIES INCLUDE A POOL WITH HYDRO-MASSAGE, A SMALL SPA AND SAUNA, TURKISH BATHS AND SHOWERS, AND A TERRACE WITH A VIEW OF THE UNESCO LANDSCAPE.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY CAR FROM PIAZZA SAN LEONARDO, FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE; YOU CAN LEAVE THE CAR BEHIND AND DISCOVER THE HISTORIC CELLARS OF BOSCA, CONTRATTO AND COPPO WHERE THEY PRODUCE SPUMANTE USING METHODS TRADITIONAL TO THE CANELLI REGION.

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU CAN RENT AN E-BIKE AT THE HOTEL AND TRAVERSE INFINITE TRAILS AMONGST ROWS OF VINES, SCENIC TOWERS AND TASTING TOURS IN LITTLE CELLARS, TRADITIONAL TO THE REGION.