Abruzzo Borgo History

In 2006, 25 acres of olive grove,lake and vinyard, and an old farmhouse and buildings was acquired by the entrepreneur, Nikki Di Girolamo. It was her vision to build a unique eco-touristic village that combines both social and commercial platforms to create a business eco system  that benefits everyone from investors to clients to socially disadvantaged groups

The following 10 years were used to get the project approved. Permission was granted, and from 2017 the project has been underway. 20 apartments have been built and are now in use. The community now also boasts of one of the most beautiful infinity swimming pools in Abruzzo, with panoramic views overlooking the town of Alanno and a view stretching 50km down the valley.

After 10 years when the project was finally approved via more than 20 public offices, this makes it probably the only approved project of its kind in the whole of Italy!


The Abruzzo Borgo is divided into various stand alone investment  zones; each designed to cater to the different lifestyles of our guests and investors.

Zone A(located at the crest of the hill and consisting of the converted farmhouse) and Zone B (consisting of additional apartment units and a marvelous swimming pool) are ideal for rest and relaxation. Zone D (located below Zone B at the bottom of the south-eastern slope next to the Piazza Borgo) is perfect for families and those who enjoy more active holidays. Zone C (situated on the western hillside) is further away from the activity of the Piazza Borgo and is nestled above the nature reserve and lake, where clients can design their own individual castle homes. These also offer more privacy and exclusivity.

Zone A
Zone A consists of the original farmhouse converted into 10 apartments of which 90% have been purchased. The one remaining section of the farmhouse is a special project to restore and preserve its condition while modernizing it, and will be complete once we find the right investor.

Zone B
Situated just below Zone A, on the rise of the hill with valley views, lies Zone B, consisting of 2 apartment buildings with 10 apartments each. The apartments range from 1 to 3 bedrooms in size, with a number of private roof-gardens offering stunning views. Enclosed between Zone A and Zone B will be a landscaped garden with a water feature, an infinity pool overlooking the valley, and a fire pit carved out of the hillside, perfect for evening social gatherings.

Zone C
Zone C is nestled on the western hillside overlooking the lake and the nature reserve. It will include villas and large apartments with several swimming pools exclusive to Zone C residents and guests. Zone C is intended to be the quietest and most luxurious part of the Borgo, with the opportunity for uniquely commissioned castle-houses bordering the lake to be your home. Near the top of the slope, will be 18 2-story villas (13 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom) and 5 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom-villas. Overlooking the lake and the surrounding eco-park will be 3 apartment blocks with 8 apartments in each.

Zone D
Zone D lies below Zone B, separated by an olive grove and woodland, and on the other side borders the Piazza Borgo. Zone D will be comprised of a castle-home, 10 individual villas, 3 apartment buildings with 10 apartments each, and another 3 apartment buildings with 8 apartments each, all situated on flat land.

An exclusive private and gated recreation area will exist for Zone D residents and guests. It will include various swimming pools, a children’s play area, and BBQ facilities. Residents and guests of Zone D’s private villas will be able to use the communal facilities, and will have the option to build their own swimming pool to enjoy along with their private garden.

The Piazza Borgo
The Piazza Borgo, with its wine tasting vaults, quality restaurants, shops, pools, jacuzzis and fire pits and barbecue areas, will be the beating heart of the Abruzzo Borgo. Home to what will be the largest wine cellar in the region, where guests will be able to taste thousands of the best wines of Italy, the Piazza Borgo is an expanse of quality restaurants, hotel accommodation and every amenity you can think of. It sets the Abruzzo Borgo apart from other residential developments, making it a valuable feature of the Abruzzo Borgo project. The design of the Piazza Borgo is inspired by the architecture of old Italian Renaissance villas which surround an internal courtyard. It will have a commercial area of around 3,000 square meters, distributed over 3 floors. It will be purpose-built for 3 restaurants, a 6 bedroom boutique hotel, 8 private apartments, a wine cellar, a wedding event space, a conference centre, 10 heritage shops and a spa and wellness centre.