We have created a place to relax, turn off the buzz, and enjoy life. A place to read a book and sip wine in the cool shade of a secret garden. A place to marvel at contemporary artisanry and historic traditions. A place to clear the mind and let new experiences and new ideas flow. A place to stay.
APRIL1550 is a family-owned business. We love traveling the world, browsing bookshops, collecting well-designed objects, and savoring the simple joys of life. Together with our staff, we are dedicated to creating a warm, friendly, and down-to-earth service that is unobtrusive but there when you need it.
From food and toiletries to art and design, we prefer to source everything we can from the local community and within short distances. Local craftsmen produced the bespoke furniture from natural materials, and all tableware is handmade by a local artist. We support the farmers and artisans who work wonders with the resources of our land.
The building was constructed in 1550 and was a humble home for craftsmen in the centuries thereafter. It has housed the families of four cobblers, two masons, a winemaker, a stonecutter, a painter, a potter, a woolmaker, and a sockmaker (and, more recently, even a couple of hip bars). Every tenant adapted the space according to their own needs. It took us years to carefully restore the house to its proper glory. We preserved the original features where possible, including the centuries-old stone, a fresco in the dining room, and the historical ceilings. The exposed bricks and wooden ceilings testify to the house's construction and expansion over time.