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L'Albereta Relais & Chateaux in Erbusco, Italy

Photo: Courtesy of L'Albereta Relais & Chateaux

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 23
Erbusco , Italy
TEL: 39-030-776-0550

Lucky travelers to Italy who arrive in the gorgeous Franciacorta wine region—in the heart of the Lake District, an hour’s drive from Milan or Verona—are often headed to the area’s main town, Erbusco, in the center of the rolling, wine-soaked hills. Here, they’ll unpack at the ivy-clad 19th-century neo-Renaissance villa of L’Albereta, converted into a hotel in 1993. All of the rooms are different—one with a fireplace, another with frescoes that mimic a pergola—and are scattered among four buildings: the original villa, Casa Leone (once home to the resident farmer), Contadi Castaldi, and the newer Torre del Lago, which also houses the award-winning Henri Chenot Espace Vitalité spa. The view from some private balconies stretches from the property’s magnolia and pine trees, vineyards, and modern sculptures north to nearby Lake Iseo. For those seeking solitude, these shores are far less trammeled than the waterfronts of the larger, more famous lakes of Garda and Como (both less than an hour’s drive away).

Room to Book:

Sofia Loren once stayed for a month in the main villa’s Suite Bellavista with its sweeping views, two marble-clad bathrooms, period furnishings—and plenty of closet space for her 40 pairs of traveling shoes.

Insider Tip:

Don't miss a meal in the hotel restaurant, run by Gualtiero Marchesi, considered the founder of modern Italian cuisine. (His previous restaurant, in Milan, was Italy's first to receive three Michelin stars.) The dishes are literal works of art, often inspired by Pollock or Rothko.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Childcare
  • Concierge
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Fee
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 1993

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Suites: 9


Number of Rooms: 57


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