The careful restoration done by Domenico Tartarone, architect and owner of Aquapetra Resort & Spa at Monte Pugliano, near Telese Terme (Benevento), has not altered the spirit of the place, which conserves the configuration of a small village of scattered parts, with a central square, a chapel, cobblestone streets leading to the rooms, a swimming pool, restaurant and spa.
The complex, organized in two volumes, extends over an area of 3700 m2. It is surrounded by 15 hectares of lawns, olive groves, forests and trails.
The former cellar now contains the restaurant La Locanda del Borgo featuring traditional recipes, with a creative approach to local flavors and ingredients. Aquapetra has been enhanced with new spaces, including a bar and wine tasting rooms.
The barn has become the AquaSpa with sauna, Turkish bath, Kneipp trail, indoor pool with hydromassage, and a series of cabins for treatments. The spa zone has an overall area of about 1500 m2.
The outdoor pool has been harmoniously inserted in the natural setting: a combination of water, rocks and olive trees sets the tone for moments of pure relaxation.
The 4-star luxury hotel has 42 rooms, including a suite of 50 m2 with a bathroom and a heated hydromassage pool created inside a furnace from the 1800s.
The renovation has been supervised by Domenico Tartarone, along with the architects Vittorio D’Alterio and Nicola Tartarone, with the help of many fine craftsmen using both traditional materials and advanced construction techniques.