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Hotel Highlights

  • Picturesque countryside setting an hour from Milan
  • Award-winning medi spa
  • Wine-lovers paradise


Head high into Lombardy's rolling hills as you make your way to hotel L’Albereta, a vine-clad villa so chock-full of Italian glam that even Fellini would be jealous. Embrace refined seduction at the spa or over glasses of local Brut from the two wineries to the sprawling estate's name. Sit back over dinner by Italy's first three-Michelin-starred chef and immerse yourself the northern Italian pace of life.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking L'Albereta with us:

A bottle of Vigna Leone and fresh fruit on arrival. For stays of more than two nights, free access to the Espace Vitalité Henri Chenot spa, (ordinarily €25 a day).

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Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at L'Albereta

One-night gourmet package 'Two days away' Chef's table offer 'Golf Vitalité' three-night package


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L'Albereta – Brescia – Italy

Need To Know




noon. Check-in: from 3pm.


Double rooms from $260.89 (€237), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast. Access to the spa is costs €25 a day.


Dogs are welcome for €30 a night; water bowls and pet rugs are available.

At the hotel

Spa with 14 treatment rooms, tennis courts, fitness classes, DVD library, free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, CD player, minibar, blackout curtains, Etro toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Hit a switch in the Cabriolet Suite and the roof opens up to let the Brescian sun warm your king-size bed below. The suite also has a balcony facing Lake Iseo.


Splash in the family-friendly, heated, indoor pool in the Bellavista Tower or lounge by the adults-only pool in the spa area.

Packing tips

A notepad, to keep track of your favourites from the wine list.


Curl up in the tiny Sala Scacchi, just off the lobby: it’s got a grand fireplace stacked with heraldic finery, high ceilings, the building’s original frescoes and an intimate, cosy atmosphere.


Dogs are welcome for €30 a night; water bowls and pet rugs can be provided.


Welcome. Baby cribs for children up to three are available for free; extra beds for children aged 3–12 are €30 a night, €66 a night for over-12s. A special kids menu is served in the restaurant.

Food and drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Leonfelice's chef Fabio Abbattista finds most of his ingredients on the green hillside where L'Albereta sits; chickens and rabbits are bred close by, and herbs, fruits and vegetables grow in the kitchen garden. Dishes are traditional rustic Italian with a few modern touches: dine on tortelli is stuffed with burrata cheese and caviar, cod drizzled with almond mayonnaise and violet Sanremo prawns served with sweet grape, under the restaurant's moon-shaped lights. Lighter, regional dishes are served at Vistalago Bistro, and guests enjoying treatments at the spa can dine on tempting – and dietician approved fare – at the Wellness Restaurant.

Hotel Bar

Sip expertly mixed cocktails in your cosy armchair in the Library Lounge, or take your glass of local wine out to one of the library’s three terraces. If it gets chilly, flip through the books and cosy up by the fireplace.

Last orders

Start your day with croissants and cappuccino in the Library Lounge, open from 11am–11pm. Or start and finish your day at Vistalago Bistro, open from 7.30am–1am. Leonfelice serves up excellent Italian fare from 7.30pm–10.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday).

Room service

Room service is available 7.30am–10.30am for breakfast, 12.30pm–2pm for lunch and 7.30pm–10pm for dinner. Snack on cold cuts, cheeses and fruit, or tuck in to more substantial pasta, risotto, fish or meat dishes.

Smith Insider

Dress code

L’Albereta’s comfortably glamorous: after a day being pampered in the spa, wear whatever you like while you eat.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Worth getting out of bed for

L’Albereta’s award-winning spa, Espace Vitalité Henri Chenot, offers more than the standard scrubs and serene soaks: get your diet assessed and your energy tested as you sip the detox tea of the day, or delve deeper into the dizzyingly long menu of medical and aesthetic treatments. Brescia’s a golfer’s paradise: there are nine top-class courses within a 100km. The nearest is the Pete Dye and Marco Croze–designed Franciacorta Golf Club, 6km from the hotel, which has an 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole executive course ( Franciacorta’s renowned for its sparkling wines: discover the metodo classico way of winemaking at the nearby Bellavista ( or Contadi Castaldi ( wineries, both owned by the Moretti family behind L’Albereta. Take to the water at nearby Lake Iseo and hop on a ferry over to Monte Isola, a fairytale-fabulous island entirely without cars and almost entirely free of tourists – or stay on dry land explore the mediaeval monasteries and verdant vineyards that line the lakes shores (

Local restaurants

The Michelin-starred La Dispensa Pani e Vini in Adro, 2km from L’Albereta, is a hotbed of inventive Italian cuisine: chef Vittorio Fusari uses local produce in his dishes and the adjoining winery ensures discerning diners don’t go thirsty.It’s also great for cocktails (; +39 030 7450757). Le Due Colombe in Borgonato di Corte Franca, 6km from L’Albereta, is a Michelin-starred fine-dining haven, housed in a 14th-century watermill. Chef Stefano Cerveni (aided by his parents, Giuseppe and Clara) was taught to cook by his grandmother, Elvira, who ran a restaurant of the same name round the corner in the 1950s (; +39 030 7721534).

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Winery wonderland


Via Vittorio Emanuele, n° 23, Erbusco, Brescia, 25030

L’Albereta – near Erbusco, an hour from Milan – is surrounded by green as far as the eye can see. The Franciacorta region, which stretches from Lake Iseo to Mount Orfano, is a wonderland of temperate weather, vine-blanketed hills and historic castles and


The most convenient route is to touch down at budget-airline hub Caravaggio Airport Bergamo Orio al Serio – often called Milan-Bergamo – which is a 30-minute drive from L’Albereta ( Direct flights to other European destinations are plentiful.


The hotel’s nearest station is Rovato, a 15-minute drive away; trains run to Brescia, Bergamo, Verona and the much larger Milano Centrale railway station, which is an hour away from L’Albereta. Milano Centrale has daily services throughout Italy and beyond, including Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Zurich and Geneva (


Brescia’s rolling hills are ripe for exploring by car, and there’s free on-site parking at L’Albereta (you can rent a car at Milan-Bergamo airport). To get to the hotel from Milan, take the A4 towards Venice and, after about 80km, exit at Rovato. At the first roundabout, take the last exit; at the second roundabout, follow signs to Sarnico-Erbusco. At Erbusco, take the first right (Viale Vittoria) and go up the hill: L’Albereta is at the top of the hill on the left.


There’s a helipad onsite.


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L'Albereta – Brescia – Italy
L'Albereta Via Vittorio Emanuele, n° 23 Erbusco 25030 Brescia Italy

Anonymous review

Rating: 10/10 stars
Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team prior to review and given the Smith seal of approval. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this Brescia boutique hotel and unpacked their bottles of Franciacorta sparkling wine, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside L’Albereta ho…
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By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel is visited personally by members of our team prior to review and given the Smith seal of approval. As soon as our anonymous reviewers have returned from this Brescia boutique hotel and unpacked their bottles of Franciacorta sparkling wine, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside L’Albereta hotel in Brescia…

L’Albereta hotel in Franciacorta is the sort of place where you can easily forget you’re hotel guests and instead imagine you’re visiting a reclusive Italian movie star or visconte. Once you’ve been welcomed in the tucked-away lobby, you’ll find that the villa – actually the property of the wine-making Moretti family – is packed full unique objets d’art, fresh flowers and antique furniture, and rooms are decorated with authentically chintzy charm. It’s a classic environment with a spectacularly up-to-the-minute medi spa tucked away on the grounds: the menu boasts enough peels and pampering you’re almost guaranteed to look like an A-lister by the time you leave.

The smartly uniformed staff never miss a chance to make guests feel welcome, from the parmesan and olives that accompany your evening cocktail to particularly smiley housekeepers you might pass in the hall. Everyone goes out of their way to preserves L’Albereta’s air of serenity – the hotel’s only an hour from Milan, but the hill-country setting and relaxed-but-exclusive ambiance make it feel like another, much more magical, world.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members have to say about L'Albereta in the Guestbook below…


Stayed on

We loved

The staff, hotel decor, spa treatments. The restaurant "Le Due Colombe" is worth booking. Lovely taster menu for 70 Euros

Don’t expect

Flip Flops and beach wear at breakfast. Everyone is looking glamourous and groomed 

Rating: 9/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Stunning location and delightful resort, in a historic and beautifully restored building. This is Italy at its best, with gorgeous views of the Franciacorta (wineries) district and Lake Eseo. It has an exceptional, formal restaurant, but its bistro's buffet, breakfast and casual dining are more than adequate.

Don’t expect

Anything within walking distance. This really is a remote resort, so it is preferable to have transportation. Notwithstanding, we had a relaxing and wonderful stay without it.

Rating: 8/10 stars