About us

Nestled in the village of Sacro Monte, which dates back to the 400s and has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Al Borducan is a small and elegant four-star hotel. All ten rooms are furnished with the original antique furniture from the Bregonzio family. The hotel’s name is derived from the “Elixir Al Borducan” — an infusion of herbs and oranges, invented by Davide Bregonzio in 1872 — while the Art Nouveau building dates back to 1924 when the Bregonzio family built it in order to continue producing the Elixir. 

The building, which also served as the family’s residence, was completed after three years and its characteristics are still intact today: the rock façade, the circular dining room on the ground floor, and the lovely terrace where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Varese and its lakes, the massif of Campo dei Fiori and, in the distance, Monviso and the French Alps.

Both the hotel and restaurant, now run by the Bianchi family, direct descendants of the Bregonzio family, has been completely renovated, leaving the original appearance of the residence intact.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea, a glass of wine, or a romantic dinner on the terrace; relax in the garden or by the fireplace; or discover the immense tranquility of our romantic rooms.

As a guest at Al Borducan, you can count on excellent service from our friendly, multilingual staff (Italian, English, German, Dutch, French, and Afrikaans) in a small setting with a great history.

Our Services

  • Café/bar (closed on Tuesdays
  • Restaurant (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Non-smoking hotel 
  • Terrace with panoramic views 
  • Garden (in season) 
  • Private parking nearby 
  • Bus stop and funicular station nearby
  • Breakfast buffet 
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel 
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite service in all rooms 
  • In-room safe