The type of accommodation known as Albergo Diffuso (multi-building hotel) is a mix of house and hotel, therefore ideal for tourists who would rather not spend their holidays in traditional hotels. The rooms are located in several buildings, usually clustered together in fascinating old towns. Albergo diffuso means a horizontal facility where the hamlet’s alleys and streets are like the corridors of a hotel. The concept of sustainable tourism reflects an activity that remains vital while respecting both the environment and the development of other social and economic activities. The Albergo Diffuso’s philosophy is compatible with such principle.
The typically Italian model of horizontal hotel was developed by Giancarlo Dall’Ara, a professor of touristic marketing (