A hearty welcome to L’Unicorno
Fiede e risana al par l’arma ch’iò in fronte
Our home is named after the mythical “liocorn”. A white horse, with a lion’s tail, cloven hooves, and a goat’s beard. Its narwhal horn was said to have healing powers, and was used by the noble medieval courts as an antidote to neutralise poison. A symbol of wisdom and purity: only a candid virgin could tame the indomitable charger. These are the principles which inspire the philosophy with which we manage our home, where the guest can spend a revitalising holiday to invigorate both body and spirit.
Se dalla conchiglia potete distinguere la chiocciola che vi abita, così dalla casa il suo ospite
L’ Unicorno rises among the vineyards, fruit and olive groves of Valtenesi, in the midst of three hectares of lush farmland. Built in 1654, it is the oldest house in the hamlet of Macesina, a small farming village in Bedizzole, Brescia, Western Lombardy, just a few minutes from Lake Garda. L’ Unicorno is located inside a 16th century farmhouse. The first building, constructed during the 16th century, was later embellished by a green Lombard style courtyard finished in 1777 with the well-lit gallery supported by a colonnade in local white.
Botticino marble, in turn completed by the loft in 1779. The original rooms used for farming activities: the barns with the hayloft and the cellar, like the noble wing destined for the owner’s living quarters, underwent a careful conservative restoration which has returned the dwelling to its original splendour, whilst conserving all the charm of the old.
Rispettiamo la nostra terra: non ci è stata donata dai nostri padri, ma l’abbiamo in prestito dai nostri figli
The house blends the charm of an exclusive atmosphere from another time with the most recent techniques of biocompatible restoration and the use of the most modern renewable energy technologies. Heat regulation is driven by heat pumps fed by a photovoltaic system and integrated by a thermal solar powered system to minimise CO2 emissions. This is the philosophy which has inspired homeowners, C. & G. Becchetti Binkert, to offer you the opportunity to enjoy a revitalising holiday in total relaxation, surrounded by greenery in a healthy setting.