All accommodation in the “old town” Apella named “Borgo Antico”, both rooms and apartments, has been developed following principles of ecological sustainability, paying great attention to energy conservation. Using mainly local reclaimed materials, we have adapted to the spirit of the area and the original rural style.
The result is a sort of “Albergo Diffuso” (diffused hotel), where each room or apartment has a specific name, linked to the territory or to a particular local feature, and which guests are invited to discover.
The village also features a special space in the main house, the “Cà della Sciora“, that we call the “relaxation room“. This is a large common room with a fireplace, table, sofa, reading material and publications about the area, and is an ideal spot for our guests to relax. Here, we also have a breakfast room on the ground floor, all exposed stone, built in the former stables of the house, with a stone porch. It also has a panoramic terrace area overlooking the Apuan Alps, adjacent to the beautiful garden of “Casa Nardi“. Here, guests can relax and enjoy our plentiful breakfasts during the spring and summer months.
Our panoramic swimming pool is also in the village, close to the rooms. It is situated on a natural hillside terrace, and receives direct sun all day.
A distinctive feature of our accommodation is the panoramic terrace areas by the houses. In the past these would have been the site of the shared collective work tasks of the local community, but today they provide ideal areas in which to rest in good weather to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us. Children can also play here and the area can, in summer, be thought of as something of a natural “solarium” – with a view.