La Serra: luxe, calme et volupté
The calm of the countryside, the luxury of waking up in the morning with the blushing peaks of the Dolomites.
The pleasure of feeling at home, surrounded by pieces that tell a long history, a family history.
After a life spent in Milan I decided to move into the house that, since childhood, I had always dreamed of making my home. Located in a rustic and extraordinary borough in the beautiful northern-Italian alpine area, an hour from Venice, Cortina and the Dolomites, la Serra was first a school, then a storage for agricultural tools and salami. The date “August 1857” is carved on one of the doors’ architraves.
But I remember it with large windows, like eyes on the garden, than in the first years of the twentieth century turned it in a conservatory. When I considered opening the historical house to guests, I had no doubts: the name could only be la Serra, the conservatory. Sunlight floods through the windows into the rooms and heats up even the coldest winters. There is no better therapy against stress and bad mood.
REST The two rooms
Facing south, very bright, both rooms overlook the garden and have their own private bathroom. They are decorated with family-owned furniture that has been lovingly restored and mixed with objects and books – so many books – that come from my house (and life) in Milan.
Upon request, single and double bed options are available.
RELAX Common Spaces
Covering an area of over 300 square meters, the restoration by the family’s architects has kept the original spaces of the house: large and bright, with exposed ceiling beams, local Dolomite stone and larch timber floors in the sleeping area. The first floor is completely dedicated to the guests with the two rooms and attached bathroom. On the ground floor there are three large common areas, with a Stube and fireplaces for the winter.
STORIES Literary Nursery
There is no technology more powerful than the book: it is simple, democratic, and it does not fear hackers or blackouts.
That’s why at la Serra we cultivate authors and readers.
Weekends’ retreats, where listening is practiced, guided by writers, Hamelin’s Pied Pipers. Aperitifs and literary dinners, to discover a new book and the story of those who imagined it. And more, still to be written. Just turn the page.
Welcome to Frontin
Ready to be surprised?
The area of Frontin where la Serra is located is the historic borough, still profoundly marked by the intervention of my grandfather Alberto. The rolling countryside and the panorama of the mountains were very dear to the writer Dino Buzzati, a family friend who lived nearby.
The bus stop and the main shops can be reached on foot (10/15 minutes), but a car allows you to visit the many points of interest in the area, both cultural and natural. Several walks are available near the property, or for more challenging trekking, the Dolomites offer visitors many options. Maps are available.