The Albareta is an evocative relais in Franciacorta that rises among the gentle hills cultivated with vineyards, inside an enchanting late nineteenth century villa owned by the Moretti family. Surrounded by a centuries-old park, with its 57 elegant rooms and suites, the 3 renowned Italian cuisine restaurants, the wide selection of wines from the Bellavista cellar and the 2,000 m2 of wellness & medical SPA, it involves its guests in a dedicated experience to relaxation and absolute well-being.
L’Albereta Relais & Châteaux History
The history of Albereta is closely linked to the history of the Franciacorta area. A land characterized by an evocative natural scenery dotted with noble villas of refined architecture, many of which were the summer residences of the Brescia and Bergamo aristocracy.
This ancient neo-Renaissance house of the late nineteenth century stands on the Bellavista hill, and was the private home of the lawyer Giovanni Cavalleri and his wife Anna, a musician and a great lover of art and painting. A real patron, Donna Anna transformed it into a sort of Academy of the arts. In the main turret, she created a "Music Room" with two pianos, an organ, a transverse flute, accordions and mandolins, while her love of travel led her to meet artists from all over the world and many of them became permanent guests of his home. The house of the Cavalleri couple represented an important reference point for the artistic and cultural panorama of northern Italy in the first half of the twentieth century.
The house then passed on to a granddaughter, and was subsequently purchased by Vittorio Moretti, President of the Terra Moretti Group, an important business reality which today includes 11 companies operating in the most varied sectors.
Vittorio Moretti's eldest daughter, Carmen, is the true architect of L’Albereta's success. Since she was a child, she has nurtured the dream of creating a place dedicated to the cult of the guest, rethinking the entire structure as a real hotel in Franciacorta. It was then the passion for cooking and culture linked to the world of taste that led her to Gualtiero Marchesi, undoubtedly the greatest Italian Chef, to involve him in the L'Albereta project.
The hotel in Franciacorta L’Albereta opened its doors on 23 September 1993 with its first 9 rooms, located in the body of the Casa Leone and in the Torre Bellavista. Since then years have passed marked by important satisfactions such as the creation of the Third Millennium Sculpture Park and dotted with prestigious awards including the recognition in 1997 as the best resort in Europe, and in 2008 the inclusion among the 101 best spas in the world according to SPA Guide distributed together with the famous English magazine Tatler.