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  • Albergo Diffuso's tourism efficiency

    The skill, owned by a managing company and its partners, to meet the requests of tourists, working guests, holiday houses' owners, excursionists and inhabitants. Efficiency gaps mean increase of activity during high season periods, brief periods of stay, lower expenses, risk of offer replacement, and loss of benefits coming from tourism awareness of the village.

  • Albergo Diffuso

    There are several definitions of an Albergo diffuso (AD):

    • literal: "a group of small hotels, located in near buildings, which provides a unified service of reception, restaurant and management" (Dictionary of Italian Language, Zanichelli;
    • product-related, short: "a receptive enterprise, located in a historical center, within a lively community, divided into 2 or more buildings, next to each other, with a single management and able to supply any service to its guests" (Dall'Ara);
    • product-related, long: "a receptive structure, made of 2 or more existent buildings, located in the historical center of a village or of a town, within a hosting existent community, with a single management, as regards trading, planning and co-operating with local institutions, whose managing style is integrated in the local territory and in its culture, which has places for the guests' mutual services, and hotel services of welcome, reception, restaurant, with a maximum distance of 200 meters between mutual places and rooms and apartments" (Dall'Ara).

    The word Albergo Diffuso was used for the first time in 1982, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, for the Comeglians Project (Borgo Maranzanis).