The Genesis of the Name “LAQUA Collection”

Origins of the Gruppo Cannavacciuolo resorts

Laqua Charme & Boutique: the Beginning of Everything

LAQUA Collection launched in 2021. But first, there lies the story of Laqua Charme & Boutique, a sanctuary nestled in Meta di Sorrento, where Cinzia Primatesta and Antonino Cannavacciuolo sought solace amidst the tranquil embrace of Nature’s symphony

Their journey began long before the inception of the LAQUA Collection, back in 2012, when they envisioned a haven where guests could rejuvenate their body and spirit. The Gulf of Sorrento, with its serene beauty, became the canvas for their dream—a jewel overlooking the Sea, adorned with six rooms and an intimate wellness sanctuary.

Water, with its purifying essence, became the defining element of this sanctuary, symbolizing renewal and harmony.


Water Uniting Two Stories

The significance of water runs deep, intertwining the lives of Cinzia and Antonino. Cinzia’s childhood memories are painted with the picturesque vistas of Lake Orta, a reservoir of romantic energy nestled in Piedmont.

On the other hand, the Chef’s formative years unfolded not far from the sun-kissed shores of Campania , where the wonders of the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Coast shaped his culinary journey.

Two disparate landscapes—Lake and Sea— converged to unite their destinies, laying the foundation for their shared vision… the Laqua brand.

The ‘Birth’ of the Collection

The evolution from Laqua Charme & Boutique to LAQUA Collection in 2021 marked the culmination of their aspirations. Inspired by the enchanting corners of Italy, they embarked on a quest to curate a collection of boutique hotels, each a modern oasis nestled in the heart of undiscovered paradises. Laqua by the Sea, Laqua by the Lake, and Laqua Countryside emerged as embodiments of their ethos, where the harmony between humanity and Nature is paramount.

In pursuing sustainability, Laqua Countryside stands as a testament to their commitment. Rainwater nourishes sprawling 1,000 sq. metre vegetable gardens and orchards, which are indispensable for stocking the pantry of the Michelin-starred restaurant with fresh, wholesome products. Eco-friendly heating systems embrace the ethos of environmental stewardship.

A fourth location joined the collection the following year, this time in Tuscany, in the hills of Pisa. Laqua Vineyard was the first built in central Italy with its signature Cannavcciuolo Michelin star restaurant. It carries on the importance of sustainability and love for Nature, with its green landscapes dotted with olive groves and vineyards.

Not to be outdone is the latest Laqua Collection hotel, Le Cattedrali, in the heart of Monferrato. Enchanting woods surround the structure with its small open-air theatre, Padel and Pickleball courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

Every facet of LAQUA Collection bears the imprint of its surroundings, from the warm hues of its furnishings to the meticulous attention to detail. Each location beckons guests to forge an intimate connection with Nature, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. As the collection continues to flourish, it serves as a testament to the enduring power of harmony, hospitality, and the timeless allure of the Italian landscape.

LAQUA Collection
The Resorts of the Collection

A luxury hospitality collection that embrace North and South Italy. New intimate points of reference for hospitality dedicated to our guests, to allow them to regain time, size and mental and physical balance.

A collection of resorts that embrace North and South Italy. New intimate points of reference for hospitality dedicated to our guests, to allow them to regain time, size and mental and physical balance.

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