Torre Fiore Featured in Hospitality Design

September 28, 2011

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Mario Di Paolo

September 28, 2011

“Turn­ing a 16th cen­tu­ry for­ti­fied masse­ria built to defend against invaders in Basil­i­ca­ta, Italy, into a unique hotel called Torre Fiore was a per­fect chal­lenge for Ralph Gian­none and Pina Pet­ri­cone, prin­ci­pals of Gian­none Pet­ri­cone Asso­ciates in Toron­to. “We are a Cana­di­an fam­i­ly of Ital­ian descent return­ing to our native Basil­i­ca­ta, with the desire to cre­ate a con­tem­po­rary foothold for a ‘gen­tle inva­sion’ by trav­el­ers eager to ven­ture deep into this lit­tle-known yet extra­or­di­nary cul­ture,” they explain. “Respect­ful­ly restored, its her­itage intact, and out­fit­ted for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a host of mod­ern com­forts, Torre Fiore has been trans­formed into an inti­mate 4‑Star hotel, ‘at-the-ready’ for its new inva­sion.” Read the full arti­cle here.