L’Albereta’s history, a suggestive villa among the best 5 star hotels in Italy
From cultural reference to a genuine hotel in Erbusco
L’Albereta, today among the most renowned 5 star hotels in Italy, bears within itself the fascination of a long history, strongly connected to the territory of Franciacorta, a land characterized by an enchanting natural setting surrounded by the refined architecture of patrician villas, many of which were noble Brescian and Bergamasque families’ summer residences.
The past of L'Albereta belongs to this story and still show its marks nowadays, in a sort of fil rouge that outlines the destiny of this villa, always devoted to hospitality, arts and culture. This neo-Renaissance villa, dating back to the late nineteenth century, rises on the Bellavista hill and was the private home of the Lawyer Giovanni Cavalleri and his wife, Anna, a musician with a great passion for the arts, especially the figurative ones. Being a true patron, Donna Anna turned her home into a kind of Art Academy.
In the main tower, she made a “Sala della Musica” or "Music Hall", with two pianos, an organ, a transverse flute, mandolins and accordions, whereas her love for travelling brought her to know artists from every part of the world and many of them became regular guests. Cavalleri spouses’ home quickly became an important point of reference in the artistic and cultural landscape of northern Italy in the first half of the twentieth century.
The house was inherited by a niece and, later, bought by Vittorio Moretti, President of the Terra Moretti Group, an important entrepreneurial reality that today heads 11 companies operating in a wide range of sectors.
The firstborn of Vittorio Moretti, Carmen, is the real demiurge of L'Albereta's success. Since she was a child, she has cultivated the dream of creating a place devoted to the cult of the Guest, reconsidering the whole structure as a proper hotel in Franciacorta. It was then the passion for the cuisine and for a culture linked to the world of taste, to lead her to Gualtiero Marchesi, without any doubt the most important Italian Chef, and to involve him in L'Albereta project.
The 5 star hotel in Franciacorta L'Albereta opened its doors on September 23, 1993 with its first 9 rooms, located in the Casa Leone section and in the Torre Bellavista.
Since then, years have been marked by important satisfactions, such as the creation of the Third Millennium Sculpture Park and the featuring in numerous awards including the recognition, in 1997, as the best Resort in Europe, and, in 2008, the inclusion in the 101 best spa in the world according to the SPA Guide distributed along with the famous English magazine Tatler.