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Torre di Moravola: Christopher Chong Converts a 12th Century Watchtower into a Boutique Hotel
It wasn’t until Chong and Mackenzie started to work on the old ruins that they realized how much was necessary to restore it, but it was essential to both of them to maintain the integrity of the old stone which had stood in place since the 10th-12th century. Using steel and concrete, the duo re-stabilized the walls – none of which stood straight or perpendicular – and then set about converting the space into a tranquil haven for guests.
Atria on either side of the watch tower promotes natural lighting and ventilation. There are seven suites in sum, along with communal areas, a large terrace and two living rooms with ancient fireplaces. There’s a vegetable garden, and all meat served is organic. Perched high on a hill, Torre di Morvala has incredible views of the surrounding valley and guests can enjoy a variety of nature immersion activities.
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