The Rise of the "Scattered Hotel"

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 6 Apr 2018

The Albergo Diffuso is a relatively recent concept in Italy based around the idea of restoring old houses and buildings for the purposes of tourism. The phrase translates literally as "scattered hotel".

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The Heart of Hotel Corte Gondina

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 10 Jan 2017

Every now and again we like to shine a light on some of the places we stay on our hiking tours, and to introduce you to the people who are at the heart of these wonderful hotels.

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Stay in a Tuscan Paradise

Submitted by admin on 11 Jul 2015

Il Patrignone

If you are ever looking for a base in Tuscany before or after a Hedonistic Hiking walking holiday in Italy then we might have just the place for you. Friends of ours Simon and Verity run a glorious Tuscan agriturismo right in the heart of the Chianti hills, halfway between Siena and Florence.

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A Unique Place to Stay

Submitted by admin on 4 Jun 2013

The Albergo Sextantio in the tiny village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the heart of Abruzzo's Gran Sasso National Park is a truly unique hotel experience.  Its owner, the visionary entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren, calls it an "albergo diffuso" or a "scattered hotel" because all the bedrooms, the reception and dining areas occupy the original medieval dwellings and cottages in this remarkable little town.

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