Published: 14 August 2014
Italy is one of Europe's finest and most popular holiday destinations, and Lombardy in particular is a force to be reckoned with. It is not only the country's most populous and wealthy region, but also home to more World Heritage Sites than any other.
Against this backdrop was the luxurious L'Albereta resort founded. This five-star hotel lies nestled in the breathtaking beauty of Lombary's countryside. The gentle hills which surround L'Albereta also play home to lush vineyards producing grapes for some of the finest wines around. More specifically, the resort sits within a park and botanical garden which dates back hundreds of years.
There are 38 rooms on offer at L'Albereta, and each of them is unique. However, they do have one important detail in common. All are designed to give guests the level of comfort they expect from a true luxury resort. The 19 suites are even more luxurious, and the resort is proud of the fact that each has its own unique history.
However, it is neither the wonderful setting, the luxury or the comfort that make L'Albereta truly stand out. Though these are indeed wonderful things, they are shared or (arguably) rivalled by other resorts in Lombardy and elsewhere. What makes L'Albereta truly unique is the combination of these factors with an extraordinary range of facilities, services and experiences.
The resort is home to two separate restaurants, each with a menu packed with delicious treats. If you want to relax after your meal, you will find an extremely well-equipped spa is available offering a range of treatments.
On the more active side, sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts will find that L'Albereta caters to them better than almost any other resort you could name. Alongside the spa, there are pools offering not only leisure and relaxation but also a range of water fitness activities. There are also a range of other sports facilities to be found onsite, ranging from a golf course and tennis courts to a high-tech Technogym. More adventurous types can complement these activities with anything from horse riding and mountain biking to the adrenaline rush of paragliding or windsurfing.
Other activities are designed to help guests take full advantage of the beautiful countryside that surrounds L'Albereta. The horse riding and mountain biking experiences are not just for adventurous types. They can easily be taken at a leisurely pace as guests admire the scenery. There are also walking tours and activities available, including guided tours of some of the nearby wineries. Foodies can take cookery courses or take part in taking activities. Alternatively, wine tasting courses are available to help guests fully appreciate high-quality local wines.
Many of these activities may seem to be aimed at adults, but L'Albereta also offers a kids club. The range of activities on offer will ensure that young family members enjoy the holiday just as much as adults, and leave their parents with time to try out the full range of experiences for themselves.