ANTICO BORGO BRUNELLI
An ancient village to discover and experience
I am an entrepreneur who has always worked in construction throughout my life, but inside myself I have always wondered if I couldn’t do something for the area where I live, work and raise my family.
The idea of creating a Albergo Diffuso in Lusiana Conco in the province of Vicenza was born almost by chance. In fact, my family and I had just returned from a week spent in a small, unknown village in Le Marche where we had had a truly unforgettable experience.
It was then that I realised two things:
- In Italy there are an infinite number of villages to discover
- I am fascinated by the idea of living for a few days in close contact with local traditions
In Lusiana Conco we have an old barn that was in poor condition, but in a magnificent location. It is located in the historic centre of the village and enjoys a splendid panorama. I therefore decided, together with my family, to renovate it in a green way, with an eye to the future, with innovations and technologies, against waste and pollution, creating an eco-sustainable building by installing: photovoltaic, solar thermal, heat pump, forced ventilation, and last “treat” the floors: chestnut for the rooms, cut in the local woods, marble for the common parts, obtained from the local quarries, a fantastic idea for our well-being while respecting the environment.
I wanted to tackle the renovation right from the start while maintaining the typical elements of the building, which was in fact a stable. I therefore tried to “curb” my impulse to try at all costs to “style things” in order to focus on the few elements that make it unique. In conclusion by creating a “Albergo Diffuso” with the main idea of offering a unique experience and not just a holiday.
(The photo shows modillions set into the walls that served to support the beams of the upper floor, ‘the barn’)
My Australian relatives were also behind my decision to open a Albergo Diffuso in Lusiana-Conco in the province of Vicenza: every time they come to Lusiana Conco, they are involved in the countless experiences this area has to offer. And, every time, it is a wonderful cultural exchange!
If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to read my Blog which talks about the structure, the territory and the experiences you can choose to live.