Timeless retreat, aristocratic dwelling
Villa Biondelli is a splendid 18th century estate in Bornato of Franciacorta. Recently renovated to the highest standards, it is still surrounded by its pristine hectares of park and vineyards, all enclosed by its original stone walls. The Biondelli Family transformed a private home into a magical place, ready to be discovered by all those appreciators of fine wine, decor and interiors.
An elegant atmosphere, well equipped with up-to-date amenities, grants every guest who steps within its grounds the chance to loose track of time while being spoiled by the owners. The idea is for you to have a dreamy experience of a bygone era with all the comfort of the modern world, while being taken care in a private home. To complete this emblematic scenery.... read what follows.
WWII and the Genie of the Lamp
In the heart of the wine region of Franciacorta, a few minutes away from Lake Iseo, Villa Biondelli offers a timeless atmosphere ideal for rest and relaxation. You can do as much or as little as you like, enjoy the fresh countryside air as you wonder around our beautiful park, bound as site belonging to the Italian heritage.
In the 1940s the villa became home to an Italo-American film production, who was designing one of the first animated movie of the history of cinema. They were moved to Bornato during the Second World War because of the intensive bombardment activities to which Milan was subjected to.
The aristocratic elegant interiors are thus a mix between the original antique furnishing of the manor, with a bit of a bohemian ethnic twist, chosen specifically to honour their film. Dubbed into English and retitled The Singing Princess, it narrates the story of the Genie of the Lamp. This was some 40 years before the production of Aladdin animated comedy by Walt Disney Pictures, both drawn by the collection of tales of One Thousand and One Nights.
We used some of the authentic watercolours and drawings as core inspiration for the entire place refurbishment, and left two of the original shutters painted in the 1940s hanging in memory of the production and of all the fallen from WWII.
BED AND BREAKFAST
everything seasonal, organic and KM 0
Villa Biondelli will be opening at the beginning of Spring 2018, at the moment it will be offering a Bed and Breakfast kind of service. It is our commitment to try and fulfil any desire or request from our guests so to make your stay unforgettable.
A bottle of our fine organic Franciacorta will be offered to you as complimentary beverage within your minibar selection. We collaborate with local chefs, who personally prepare your breakfast each morning to propose you a widespread choice of daily baked croissants, local products for you to taste, organic fruit and vegs, fresh eggs and yogurts from local farms, all Km 0.
Every evening from 7pm an aperitivo will be served in each area of our grounds, may it be in the park, in your room, or maybe in one of our salotti. You will be able to taste a tagliere of local products and cheeses from nearby farms, and a selection of fresh breads and breadsticks daily baked by one of our collaborators.
We focus on a seasonal cuisine. All our selection of food and drinks will change throughout the year, therefore we will not be able to provide you with a fix menu all year around. E.g. freshly squeezed juices: strawberries only over summer, oranges in May, pomegranate at the end of September and so on.
We care about you and your health, as much as we care about the environment, its products, and the impact we leave behind. It really is a lost paradise to come and discover especially suitable for all those appreciators of top quality organic wines!
GOING GREEN AT VILLA BIONDELLI
we care about our land and the impact we leave on it
Part of the eco-friendly challenge of Cantine Biondelli includes our fully organic wines, the respect for the land that surrounds us and the way we work it, with no chemicals or pesticides.
Thus, even the guest house fell into the same path. From the restoration, entirely accomplished following the respect for the environment, to the choice of sustainable materials, or the choice of linen and textiles.
We are constantly working on other initiatives to reduce our environmental impact, which is when you come in! You can help us out by considering the following during your stay at Villa Biondelli:
✓ Does the air conditioning need to be on while you're lounging by the pool? It is always nice to escape from the heat, but the unitis are quite efficient, and we promise you won't have to wait long for them to cool your room once you return. There are split units in each room to keep you warm or cool as well as heated towel-rails in the bathrooms.
✓ Turn all the lights off as you leave the room.
✓ Help us save water by not asking for your towels to be changed daily. You can do this by hanging them back up once you've used them; otherwise just leave them on the floor and we'll replace them.