Casa sull’albero


Casa sull’Albero translates into English as “tree house”. And indeed, guests might be excused if

they think they are sitting among the treetops when they look out of an upstairs window.

Casa sull’Albero is a small boutique hotel with just 12 rooms and suites in Malgrate, overlooking

Lake Como, in Northern Italy. The hotel has been opened in 2013 by Fabio Dadati in two low

villas built 6 years ago in a listed park with centuries-old trees. The buildings are sited so as not

to damage the trees and incorporate a lot of state-of-the art eco-sustainable features: natural

materials of choice were stone, wood and glass; floor to ceiling windows are made of glass

providing high thermal and acoustic insulation; energy saving technologies include solar and

photovoltaic systems, floor heating and cooling.The contemporary decor mingles Italian design

pieces and hand-made features and furniture made by a local artisan with salvaged wood, such as

the panelled wall and table in the Honesty Kitchen dining space or the bathrooms tops. There are

no minibars in the rooms, but guests can help themselves from the fridges in the Honesty Kitchen,

open 24 hours a day: they just have to write down what they have taken and pay at check out.

Food products provided by Casa sull’Albero food&beverage staff include many locally-sourced

items, such as cheese, yogurt, cold cuts, fruit juices.