• Loggia Martì

    First things first: my name is Alessandra, and Loggia Martì is the home where I live with my dachshund dogs and my cats. On a grey Milanese morning I set up to change my life and Loggia Martì is the outcome of that wish of mine: a good place where, not the pursuit of design, but the stillness of beauty would provide room and breathing space to me and my guests.
    And so today, inside a seventeenth-century building in Gargnano in the heart of Fornìco, a tiny village made of narrow alleys, massive walls, olive and lemon groves overlooking the Garda Lake like a theatre gallery, you’ll find rooms made of wood, stone and the occasional odd objects I’ve been collecting in my previous city life. Here have they paired and intertwined as if they had been made to be together. Behind each of them is a story, small or big, sometimes even unbeknownst to me. I like to treasure them all here.
    I like to think that guests come to Loggia Martì because here sleep is golden, mornings are sweet and the moments of conviviality are well-established customs. Every morning your breakfast is left outside you room door, if you wish so of course, and the 5 o’clock tea with cookies is a ritual, come rain or come shine. At dusk, before you set for your night out, you’ll agree it’s nice to indulge with a glass of wine. And it’s great enjoying the infusions and herbal teas that welcome your evening comeback and prepare you for the night.
    This is what Loggia Martì really is: a place where you feel good and at peace, from where you leave, to where you come back. Just like a home. Mine, and yours too.

  • What’s inside

    At Loggia Martì memories are precious and won’t ever be erased. I strongly wanted the past to be always readable in the present, and that’s why, for one, I encouraged a smooth transition from the “cellar/stable” to its current use as a “conversation/chillout hall”. This coexistence is told through the ancient stones, the arch vaults, the warm lights, the furnishings from both the last century and today, from rural life and the metropolitan world.
    The value of time and space is enhanced here, and everything adds to a snug and comfortable atmosphere.
    Every single colour, material and surface is meaningful. The “clearness” of the rooms and the way the lights and shadows interact are an invitation to a quiet and suspended time on our own. Recovery is not just a trendy philosophy, but a genuine need to rediscover ourselves through what we have been. It is a motion aimed at reconnecting to who we really are.

    That’s why the TV sets in the rooms were replaced by an armchair or a pair of theatre seats, or an ancient fireplace was converted into a couch. I wanted thoughts to roam free and the mind to be lightweight.

    Gestures like caressing the pages of a book, adapting to the slow pace of a holiday or breathing the silence, they involve all of our senses and revive our inner poetics of emotions, a sparkle that sometimes dozes off, drowned out by the white noise of modern life.

  • What’s outside

    The first thing you see when you look out the window is the garden overlooking the seventeenth-century village with the tiny church and the houses lined up along the quiet street. Having breakfast in this “living” space that punches through the horizon made of water and mountains, or lingering here at dusk, helps you to recover the pleasure of “enjoying the surface”, to rediscover happiness in small things and gratuitous time. Commencing or ending your day with such a levity is a true antidote to haste, anxiety and the myth of performance at all costs.

    This redeeming power I know well, as I relive it every single day.

    Beyond the garden comes a beautiful portion of the Garda Lake. A stroll, a hike or an excursion are good enough excuses to explore the surroundings, to get to know what Italy looks like around here, to understand why ours is such a beloved panorama.

    Cypresses and olive trees remind you of Tuscany, slopes are terraced just like in Liguria, the snowy mountains plunge into the cobalt blue waters just like in Japanese landscapes.

    The vegetation, then, is a living tale of apparent contradictions: caper bushes, bougainvillea, oleanders, palm trees, citrus trees and prickly pears grow side by side with hazelnut trees and cyclamens. All of this happens spontaneously, in a luxuriant way.

    This is a strange place indeed, where beauty is unstructured but harmonious and everybody feels at home.

How to reach Loggia Martì

Loggia Martì is in Fornìco, a hamlet of Gargnano, on the Brescia shore of the Garda Lake.
If you travel by car and come from the West, take the Milano-Venezia motorway to Venezia, exit at Brescia Est and then drive towards Salò. Once in Salò, head to Riva del Garda and, after about 15 km, at the roundabout just past Bogliaco follow the directions to Villavetro / Forníco / Zuino. Drive up the hill for about 1 km.
If you travel by car and come from the East, take the Milano-Venezia motorway to Milano, exit at Desenzano and then drive towards Salò. Once in Salò, head to Riva del Garda and, after about 15 km, at the roundabout just past Bogliaco follow the directions to Villavetro / Forníco / Zuino. Drive up the hill for about 1 km.
If you prefer travelling by public transport, reach the Brescia railway station. Here catch the bus to Lago di Garda. The bus stop for Loggia Martì is Bogliaco.
Alternatively, from the Desenzano railway station you can take the ferry to Bogliaco or Gargnano.
In both cases I will be happy to pick you up at the bus or ferry stop.

The rooms

- The value of time and space -

  • La Bianca

  • La Bianca

  • La Bianca

100Per Night

La Bianca

La Bianca (The White) is the room of sunlight. Two wide windows allow your eyes to go astray among the olive trees, and the essential and neat furnishings encourage levity.
As in all other rooms, La Bianca features an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning system, windows with mosquito nets, a queen-size bed, independent heating systems for room and bathroom.

  • La Calda

  • La Calda

  • La Calda

120Per Night

La Calda

The peaceful green of the lawn, the pink of the big apricot tree flowers and the grand blue of the lake and sky: soft and gentle in its nuances, La Calda (The Warming) is a room that feels just like an embrace.
Along with a direct access to the garden, la Calda provides a private loggia, a large en-suite bathroom, air conditioning system, windows with mosquito nets, a queen-size bed, independent heating systems for room and bathroom.

  • La Gloriosa

  • La Gloriosa

  • La Gloriosa

120Per Night

La Gloriosa

This room owes its name (The Glorious) to the sky gloriously pouring down from the skylights. La Gloriosa is a cozy room with a queen-size bed and a small lounge in the garret area. Minimal yet refined, it accommodates up to four guests.
It features an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning system, windows with mosquito nets, a queen-size bed, independent heating systems for room and bathroom.
For every extra person, in addition to the 2 standard guests, a 25,00€ a night fee is applied.

  • La Cattedrale

  • La Cattedrale

  • La Cattedrale

130Per Night

La Cattedrale

Big and spacious, with a pinnacle ceiling reminding of a church nave, La Cattedrale (The Cathedral) features a loggia overlooking a grandiose sight encompassing the whole Garda Lake. The stone wall and the fireplace are further testimonies to a solid and primitive beauty.
Along with a private loggia, La Cattedrale features a large en-suite bathroom, air conditioning system, windows with mosquito nets, a queen-size bed, independent heating systems for room and bathroom.


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