il Borghetto in San Gennaro - Then and Now

The first day I saw il Borghetto in San Gennaro I said “wow”.  A centuries-old ruin standing defiantly against time, it still managed to project an aura of strength and size.  A split in the roofline in the middle of the building made it obvious that it had been added onto over the decades as the family grew.  The bits and pieces of doors, windows, and apartment numbers still imbedded in the stones told us that many generations of the same family had probably lived on these grounds.

Holding the rendering for the new il Borghetto

against the backdrop of the original building

It was a bit sad when the engineers who came out to inspect the property told us it would be impossible to refurbish it in its current condition.  It would be too dangerous to try to prop up the walls and restore the interiors.  We were told to tear it down but to re-use as much of the stone and brick as we could.  You can see in the Before and After photos below how faithfully we followed that plan.

 

You can take a video tour of how il Borghetto looks today and by visiting our VRBO listings for each apartment, you can see dozens of photos of what we have done to create a modern vacation experience while still retaining all the rustic charm of the original building.  We hope you will come stay with us to experience il Borghetto for yourself.

il Borghetto in San Gennaro Today
More photos of the original
il Borghetto in San Gennaro
il Borghetto Today
Beautiful inside....
... and out!
If you would like to book any of our five apartments at il Borghetto in San Gennaro,
click on the highlighted links below for availability and pricing.
 

Casa Pinocchio - 2BR/2BA ground floor.................................VRBO property 669139

Casa Lucchese - 2BR/2BA ground floor.................................VRBO property 963437

Casa Santo - 2 BR/2BA ground floor.....................................VRBO property 737874

Casa Noscali - 2BR/2.5BA 2 storey with Private Terrace.........VRBO property 838626

Casa San Gennaro - 3BR/3BA 2 storey..................................VRBO property 576618

 

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