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    once upon a time

Once upon a time...

Authenticity and our timeless values are our hallmark: Castello del Sole is truly steeped in history and we continue writing its story together with you. But let's go back to the very beginning, to 1532, when Castello del Sole was built by Francesco Orelli and served as a hiding place for the followers of the new Protestant teachings. In 1756 it was mentioned for the first time as an "architectural gem". Around 1900 it was run as a simple osteria, a wayside inn, with six rooms for guests. In the decades thereafter it was transformed into an exclusive hotel property. The character of this incomparable complex has been preserved and supplemented with contemporary luxury.

The Living Circle – is a hand-picked group of first-class hotels and restaurants in incomparably beautiful locations, run by dedicated hosts. Rice, vegetables, fruit and a whole array of exquisite products – including wine, of course – is whisked fresh from our own farms directly to your table. That is how we define luxury. That is The Living Circle – luxury hotels fed by nature.

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