Borgotofi is an historic town in Castel del Giudice in the Italian region of Molise. It has been transformed and restored into an “albergo diffuso” - a hotel consisting of houses located throughout the village. The hotel/village has been rebuilt in sympathy with its historic landscape. This project was masterminded by a partnership of local experts, including Enrico and Gianfranco Ricci, Ermanno D’Andrea and Lino Gentile the mayor of Castel del Giudice.
The village has been restored in its historic setting, integrating anti-earthquake structures. Contemporary design blends with period details in the reception, meeting room and public spaces. We used recycled local stone and reintegrated period features during the restoration. Though our mission was to restore the building’s history, the renovation offers all the comforts of a modern hotel.
The village is surrounded by 40 hectares of beautiful orchards. Our organic apples are part of the local economy. Spring blossom and autumn harvest have become a favorite with visitors from Italy and beyond. The orchards are part of the historic relationship between the villagers and their surroundings - food and nature in harmony. Castel del Guidice and its location have been officially recognized as one of Italy’s outstanding, sustainable historic villages.