Albergo della Posta

  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
  • Albergo della Posta, Astano
    Albergo della Posta
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This hotel - a former posthouse - is surrounded by Mediterranean gardens with terraces, arbors and a swimming pool. Some of the hotel‘s original furnishings have been lovingly restored. The fireplace in the lounge is particularly impressive and cozy.

Geschichte Albergo della Posta

History since 1888

The story of the Albergo e Ristorante della Posta in Astano began with the conversion of the former village post office into an inn in the second half of the 19th century; the first guests are documented in 1888. The inn in the old building on the southern edge of the village underwent further renovations and transformations in the 20th century. The dining room which was added in 1964 and the redesigned gardens with terraces, pergola and swimming pool, dating from that same year, are among the most important additions. In 1984, the enterprising owners acquired the adjacent property on which an annex was built according to plans of the well-known Ticino architect Dolf Schnebli (1928–2009). The major renovations of the 1960s largely determine today’s overall appearance of the valuable complex. The old furnishings in the main building, restored in part, are largely from the old inn; in the lounge there is a stunning fireplace from around 1900. In the 1980s annex, the white interiors reflect a peaceful, monastic frugality. The hotel’s guiding philosophy focuses on its uninterrupted history. All the different buildings and additions from various periods demonstrate the shared purpose of maintaining a working, operational hostelry. Every part, culminating in the Mediterranean garden with its shrubs and palm trees, ­contributes to an authentic encounter. In 2005, the Icomos jury gave a special award to the Albergo della Posta in Astano “for its respect for the hotel’s history and the loving care of a Ticino hotel tradition”. The hotel has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2006. (RF)

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  • Hotel classification
  • ICOMOS-certified
  • Special mention 2005
  • Price range
  • < CHF 100 / < EUR 96
  • Open
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