Archiloop Converts 12th-Century Italian Monastery into Hotel Vocabolo Moscatelli

Archiloop has transformed the 12th-century Italian monastery, Vocabolo Moscatelli, into a charming boutique hotel in the scenic Umbria region. The restoration project, led by architect Jacopo Venerosi Pesciolini, aimed to preserve the site’s “rustic simplicity,” ensuring that the historic charm and original features remained intact. Chef concierge Frederik Kubierschky and Catharina Lütjens spearheaded the restoration efforts, collaborating with local craftspeople to maintain the authenticity of the 800-year-old stone buildings.

Retaining the monastery’s original wooden floors, exposed terracotta brickwork, and ceiling beams, the team complemented these elements with new pieces from local artists and designers. The result is a seamless blend of historic and contemporary design, paying homage to the past while incorporating modern sensibilities. The addition of a travertine swimming pool, harmonizing with the surrounding woodland, and Mediterranean landscaping by Fabiano Crociani further enhances the property’s allure. Vocabolo Moscatelli offers 12 spacious guest suites, each adorned with a unique color palette and design pieces, creating a “monastic chic” ambiance throughout the hotel.

As part of The Aficionados hotel group, Vocabolo Moscatelli joins a collection of 90 design-led properties across Europe. This restoration project contributes to the trend of converting historic buildings in Umbria into stylish accommodations, showcasing the region’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. The transformation of Vocabolo Moscatelli exemplifies the delicate balance between preserving history and embracing contemporary design in the realm of luxury hospitality.

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