LUCKY ISOLATION IN THE ALPS
The lodge is located along the bank of the Cancano dyke, an artificial pond near Bormio - North Italy, built in the first half of 20th century in order to generate electricity for the whole region of Lombardy. That valley, the Fraele Towers Valley, where there are ruins of the two World Wars, is an enchanted area, which is –unbelievably- still not provided with electricity and land line.
The complete absence of light pollution and this warmly welcome “isolation” make it magical, especially at dusk, part of the day in which it feels like being immersed in an ambience of yesteryear.
The establishment of the lodge goes back to 1970’s, owners’ second generation recently refurbished it completely, using ancient wood and refined furniture sought with passion over the years throughout the Alps.
Whereas the armchairs in the living room are original and date back to 1970’s. The objects in the lodge, result of research and careful selection, come mostly from the family-owned shop specialized in mountain home décor.
Textile complements have been entrusted to the solid experience of the Turin based company owned by family friends, well appreciated in the world of high end decoration.
The lodge is a place built and decorated with love: love for the place, for its origin and its family history; a cozy shelter, realized with passion and dedication, considered by everyone a place of the heart and soul.
We are pleased and honoured that the magnificent wedding dress of Sansa, one of the main characters of the TV series Game of Thrones , has been realized with Treccia fabric from l’Opificio Vocalese collection.
It took one year of study, design and tests to create such a fabric. A special two-weft lampas, which makes the fabric final result unique both to the sight and to the touch.
In the last episode of season 5 (Mother’s Merci), beautiful Sansa is forced to marry cruel Ramsay Bolton. For this occasion, Michele Clapton, costume designer and maker of Westeros and Essos fashion, who worked together with Michele Carragher, creator of beautiful embroidery, chose Treccia fabric to convey the approaching of winter and to underline Sansa’s social role.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series, born as TV adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels.
The series is set on a fictional world, composed by the western (Westeros) and the eastern continent (Essos). The biggest and more civilized centre of the western continent is the capital city King’s Landing, where there is the Seven Kingdoms’ Iron Throne. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for the Iron Throne, full of murky power plays.
The series conquered millions of fans all over the world thanks to its plot, epic characters and to the alternation of human and rough fantasy elements.
Furthermore, it has received widespread acclaim by critics, particularly for its acting, complex characters, story, scope, and production values, although its frequent use of nudity, violence, and sexual violence has attracted criticism.
The series has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming one of most rewarded TV series by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.