Casale del Principe

When the owners of Casale del Principe decided to create a spa and wellness centre, as well as seven, themed accommodation suites, they planned it in an area that was almost completely in ruins, but nonetheless steeped in a rich history.
The Rizzo family’s farm was a lookout in the 16th century, before becoming a Jesuit convent two centuries later, and latterly, the residence was replaced by a fortified farmhouse.
Today, the 40-bedroom Casale del Principe agritourism farm is an important part of the Sicilian gastronomic route, well known for its organic products and particularly the production of a highly flavoured and scented olive oil.
To create a 700sqm spa in a location with such a strong identity, or genius loci, required the kind of holistic and empathetic approach for which Alberto Apostoli’s projects are renowned.

“The spa looks similar to a late-Baroque chapel and I used a variety of design ideas that combine layout, material and sensory atmospheres in a relatively compact space,” Apostoli says. “In every place, guests can find something different and unexpected".

Location Monreale

Year 2015

Services

Marketing consulting
Concept Design
Preliminary Design
Final Design
Interior design
Furniture design
Lighting design
Graphic and multimedia design
Landscape design
Art direction


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